34 Total Quotes

Historians Quotes

Leo Tolstoy
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Leo Tolstoy
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George W. Bush
Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history - revisionist historians is what I like to call them.
George W. Bush
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Most historians consider ladies teas to be the foundation of what would eventually become the suffrage rights legislation.
Jan Knowles
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Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market.
J. Hobsbawm
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Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.
Edmond Goncourt
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He is totally unknown at present, except by historians. He is possibly the greatest unknown photographer.
Lee Brumbaugh
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Harry S. Truman, ,
Study men, not historians.
Harry S. Truman, ,
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It is certain that the greatest poets, orators, statesmen and historians, men of the most brilliant and imposing talents, have labored as hard, if not harder, than day laborers; and that the most obvious reason why they have been superior to other me
Orison Marden
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Since the dramatic political changes following the demise of the Soviet Union, historians now have access to previously closed archives. This led to significant new insights into the planning and implementation of the genocide of the Jews.
Norbert Kampe
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Mack Brown
For most of us who are historians, ... what a neat game.
Mack Brown
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Privatization came on slowly. When something very big happens, like privatization, historians and economists like to think you must have had very big causes. That is not how it happened.
Kenneth Baker
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Mark Twain
A historian who would convey the truth has got to lie. Often he must enlarge the truth by diameters, otherwise his reader would not be able to see it.
Mark Twain
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Margaret Thatcher
The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians
Margaret Thatcher
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What historians will look at is her contributions in these other things. Historians will understand and explore the full dimensions and not just the perfectly made up, dignified widow.
Mary Berry
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I hope that not only my documentaries, but everybody's documentaries, last. It will really confuse historians in the next century, because they'll have, in addition to all the print material, they'll have all these pictures to look at.
Frederick Wiseman
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Francis Collins
What a profound responsibility it is to do this work. Historians will consider this a turning point.
Francis Collins
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Samuel Coleridge,
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.
Samuel Coleridge,
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We will leave that to historians.
Lee Hamilton
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Someday when historians record the decline of the American steel industry, President Bush will have the infamous distinction of contributing to the decimation of our industry and the loss of American jobs.
Mark Glyptis
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Historians are left forever chasing shadows, painfully aware of their inability ever to reconstruct a dead world in its completeness however thorough or revealing their documentation. We are doomed to be forever hailing someone who has just gone around the corner and out of earshot.
Simon Schama
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I know we've got a lot of South Carolina historians around here, but when was the last time South Carolina was tied at halftime and beat the opponent 34-6 in the second half? ... Who knows?
Steve Spurrier
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Historians will look back on this period of time following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as a defining moment for both our state and nation. To neglect the needs of this vital region sets an unimaginable precedent for America's response to future catastrophes in our nation. Our elected leaders need to see for themselves -- block by block, mile by mile -- the immense devastation, and the pressing challenges faced by so many people in this region.
Anne Milling
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Historians say we won't know Cindy Sheehan's place in the war until the war itself is history. And whether you agree with her or not, she sits waiting for one conversation, and has unleashed another.
Doris Goodwin
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[Of course, nobody is expecting original scholarship onstage. That isn't why Doctor Atomic has attracted intense interest among historians, scientists, and opera fans.] The development of the first atomic bomb is the great tragic epic of the 20th century, an operatic story, ... The emotional power of music can extract the richness of this almost mythological narrative, the Wagnerian mystery.
Richard Rhodes
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We are seeing the passing of a generation of historians at UTC.
James Russell
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Revisionist historians are about to get their hands on the Thatcher years, she's probably going to be looked at again because she feels far enough away now, and we don't see her much on the political landscape in this country, she's kind of disappeared and she doesn't speak out much anymore.
Jonathan Coe
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Give the historians something to write about
Propertius
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Dan Brown
Let the biblical scholars and historians battle it out.
Dan Brown
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George Washington
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
George Washington
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The historian is a prophet looking backwards.
Friedrich Schlegel
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