Saturday, November 27, 2004

Quotations #017

"It is useful to ask oneself questions, but very dangerous to answer them." -- Charles Seignobos, cited in Marc Bloch, The Historian's Craft, p. 17.

"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure." -- Earl Wilson

"To the great despair of historians, men fail to change their vocabulary every time they change their customs. " -- Marc Bloch, The Historian's Craft, p. 34.

"It is the preoccupation with possessions more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly." -- Bertrand Russell

"The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values." -- William Ralph Inge, "The Training of the Reason"

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