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Top 34 Best Historian Sayings

#1. I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#2. George was an atheist, and so am I. But how I long now for an afterlife - a world of light or of deep dazzling darkness, where he and the others we've lost reside, unscathed, forever accessible - to have tea with, to talk nonsense with, to reinvent the world with - Author: Justin Spring
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#3. The historian is terribly responsible to what he can discern are the facts of the case, but he's nothing if he doesn't make out a case. - Author: Howard Nemerov
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#4. The historian's job is to aggrandize, promoting accident to inevitability and innocuous circumstance to portent. - Author: Peter Conrad
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#5. People instinctively turn to the past to understand the present. But the questions the historian asks are given to him or her by the world they live in. - Author: Eric Foner
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#6. I'm not an historian but I can get interested - obsessively interested - with any aspect of the past, whether it's palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past. - Author: Penelope Lively
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#7. One can evade a danger that one recognizes,' wrote historian Friedrich Zipfel, 'but a police working in the dark becomes uncanny. Nowhere does one feel safe from it. While not omnipresent, it could appear, search arrest. The worried citizen no longer knows whom he ought to trust. - Author: Erik Larson
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#8. A historian is not always a prophet facing backwards, but a journalist is always someone who afterwards knew everything beforehand. - Author: Karl Kraus
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#9. The historian does not locate known facts in a hypothetical, general pattern of processes; his aim is to link fact to fact, one unique knowable event to another individual one that begot it. - Author: Susanne Katherina Langer
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#10. I think it's outrageous if a historian has a 'leading thought' because it means they will select their material according to their thesis - Author: Antony Beevor
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#11. The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like. - Author: E.L. Doctorow
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#12. History is too important to be left to the historians. - Author: Robert Harris
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#13. But in answer to your question about the conspiracy angle, I think that any historian worth his salt, and this is where I fault Stephen Ambrose and a lot of these guys who attack me - not all of life is a result of conspiracy by any means! Accident occurs alongside conspiracy. - Author: Oliver Stone
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#14. As an economic historian, I appreciate what manufacturing has contributed to the United States. It was the engine of growth that allowed us to win two world wars and provided millions of families with a ticket to the middle class. But public policy needs to go beyond sentiment and history. - Author: Christina Romer
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#15. With a novelist's sense of drama and a historian's understanding of the social forces that shape our lives, Tom Gjelten has captured vividly
through the chronicle of a powerful family's fortunes
one of the great political dramas of our time. - Author: Ronald Steel
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#16. where actual evidence had been a bit sparse he had, in the best traditions of the keen ethnic historian, inferred from revealed self-evident wisdom*
*Made it up
and extrapolated from associated sources** **had read a lot of stuff that other people had made up, too. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#17. When the destiny of a nation is in a woman's bedroom, the best place for the historian is in the antechamber. - CHARLES-AUGUSTIN SAINTE-BEUVE - Author: Eleanor Herman
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#18. I feel like I've always been a full-time historian, but nobody knows it. - Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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#19. The historian must be a poet; not to find, but to find again; not to breathe life into beings, into imaginary deeds, but in order to re-animate and revive that which has been; to represent what time and space have placed at a distance from us. - Author: Philibert Joseph Roux
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#20. Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger. - Author: Michael N. Castle
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#21. The poet may say or sing, not as things were, but as they ought to have been; but the historian must pen them, not as they ought to have been, but as they really were. - Author: Miguel De Cervantes
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#22. military historian Richard Holmes. - Author: Clare Wright
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#23. Because I'm an art historian, I have some experience of writing that comes out of close attention. That's what really art history is. You're looking at something very closely, and you try to write in a meticulous way about it. - Author: Teju Cole
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#24. The novelist's obligation to remake the sensuous texture of a vanished world is also the historian's. The strongest fiction writers often do deep research to make the thought and utterances of lost time credible. - Author: Simon Schama
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#25. The historian is an indissoluble part of his history, as the poet is of his poem, as the shadowy biographer is of his subject's life ... - Author: A.S. Byatt
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#26. The historian must have no country. - JOHN QUINCY ADAMS - Author: James W. Loewen
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#27. Environmental history ... refer[s] to the past contact of man with his total habitat ... The environmental historian like the ecologist [s]hould think in terms of wholes, of communities, of interrelationships, and of balances. - Author: Roderick Nash
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#28. History must speak for itself. A historian is content if he has been able to shed more light. - Author: William L. Shirer
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#29. The good historian is like the giant of the fairy tale. He knows that wherever he catches the scent of human flesh, there his quarry lies. - Author: Marc Bloch
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#30. Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves. - Author: Lion Feuchtwanger
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#31. I am certainly interested in a tribunal in which, for having used my reason, I was deemed little less than a heretic. Who knows but men will reduce me from the profession of a philosopher to that of historian of the Inquisition! - Author: Galileo Galilei
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#32. [T]he historian lays humanity on the couch. - Author: Lynn Townsend White Jr.
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#33. Hindsight is the historian's necessary vice. - Author: Hilary Mantel
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#34. As a master of graphic creation, as teacher, historian, and roving ambassador of comics, Jerry Robinson has ensured that future generations of talented kids will continue to imagine and then put marks on paper. - Author: Pete Hamill
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