17 Total Quotes

French Historian Quotes

The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world.
Edgar Quinet
#French Historian

In politics, a lie unanswered becomes truth within 24 hours.
Willie Brown
#French Historian

Mayors are judged by results.
Willie Brown
#French Historian

What we share with another ceases to be our own.
Edgar Quinet
#French Historian

It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion.
Edgar Quinet
#French Historian

What are all political and social institutions, but always a religion, which in realizing itself, becomes incarnate in the world?
Edgar Quinet
#French Historian

Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth: what at first appeared universal, by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.
Edgar Quinet
#French Historian

An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.
Edgar Quinet
#French Historian

Time is the fairest and toughest judge.
Edgar Quinet
#French Historian

History may be divided into three movements: what moves rapidly, what moves slowly and what appears not to move at all.
Fernand Braudel
#French Historian

Science is Christian, not when it condemns itself to the letter of things, but when, in the infinitely little, it discovers as many mysteries and as much depth and power as in the infinitely great.
Edgar Quinet
#French Historian

But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding.
Marc Bloch
#French Historian

History is, in its essentials, the science of change. It knows and it teaches that it is impossible to find two events that are ever exactly alike, because the conditions from which they spring are never identical.
Marc Bloch
#French Historian

The ABC of our profession is to avoid these large abstract terms in order to try to discover behind them the only concrete realities, which are human beings.
Marc Bloch
#French Historian

The good historian is like the giant of the fairy tale. He knows that wherever he catches the scent of human flesh, there his quarry lies.
Marc Bloch
#French Historian

The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable of observing the facts which he examines.
Marc Bloch
#French Historian

Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the general framework of history, so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions, we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life.
Fernand Braudel
#French Historian