Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Quotations #015

"Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by any competent journalist or historian." -- Joseph Pulitzer

"A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence...." David Hume, "On Miracles" (cited in Reilly II, 160)

"Sapere aude! 'Have courage to use your own reason!' -- that is the motto of enlightenment." -- Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason (cited in Reilly II, 162)

"A country without a memory is a country of madmen." -- George Santayana

"The scholar is content to ask: 'Why?' and he accepts the fact that the answer may not be simple." -- Marc Bloch

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