Saturday, November 13, 2004

Quotations #006

"Writing history is a perpetual exercise in judgment." -- Cushing Strout

"Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better." -- Samuel Johnson, Dictionary, 1755

"The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy." -- Baron de Montesquieu

"Creative thinking may mean simply the realization that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they have always been done." -- Rudolf Flesch

"We have lost our grip on historical truth." -- Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob in Telling the Truth About History

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