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The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.


E. M. Forster


#conception #dead #experience #experiences #gain

What would be the nicest thing I could say about Newt Gingrich? He may be one of the great supporters of the humanities, because you have people who don't want to study the social sciences, because it's not profitable, and now Newt, as the highest-paid historian in American history, may be an encouragement to people to study history.


Barney Frank


#american #american history #because #could #encouragement

All historians generalize from particulars. And often, if you look at a historian's footnotes, the number of examples of specific cases is very, very small.


Henry Louis Gates


#examples #footnotes #generalize #historian #historians

Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word.


Peter Gay


#ever #every #historian #using #without

The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about.


Clifford Geertz


#beauty #different #elegance #historians #intuition

History had its own way of explaining things. The way historians explain things is by telling a story.


Donald Kagan


#explaining #had #historians #history #own

I can see that you are a true historian because you really always ought to ask that question about anybody at a different place or a different time: What's the same and what's different?


Donald Kagan


#always #anybody #ask #because #different

People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line.


Dean Kamen


#appear #come #dead #ends #historians

Study men, not historians.


Harry S. Truman


#men #study

I'm a historian, and that freaks me out.


Mike Tyson


#historian #i #me #out






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