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#1. Never, in these United States, has the brain of man conceived, or the hand of man fashioned, so perfect a thing as a clipper ship. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#2. The freedmen were not really free in 1865, nor are most of their descendants really free in 1965. Slavery was but one aspect of a race and color problem that is still far from solution here, or anywhere. In America particularly, the grapes of wrath have not yet yielded all their bitter vintage. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#3. He [Columbus] enjoyed long stretches of pure delight such as only a seaman may know, and moments of high, proud exultation that only a discoverer can experience. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#4. Dream dreams and write them aye, but live them first. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#5. A few hints as to literary craftsmanship may be useful to budding historians. First and foremost, get writing! - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#6. One learns more from defeat than from victory. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#7. If the American Revolution had produced nothing but the Declaration of Independence, it would have been worthwhile. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#8. The cruel policy initiated by Columbus and pursued by his successors resulted in complete genocide. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#9. An historian should yield himself to his subject, become immersed in the place and period of his choice, standing apart from it now and then for a fresh view. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#10. Franklin may ... be considered one of the founding fathers of American democracy, since no democratic government can last long without conciliation and compromise. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#11. A tough but nervous, tenacious but restless race [the Yankees]; materially ambitious, yet prone to introspection, and subject to waves of religious emotion ... A race whose typical member is eternally torn between a passion for righteousness and a desire to get on in the world. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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#12. No big modern war has been won without preponderant sea power; and, conversely, very few rebellions of maritime provinces have succeeded without acquiring sea power. - Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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