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A J P Taylor Quotes

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
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If cats could talk, they wouldn't
A year from now you'll wish you started today
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The darkest nights produce the brightest stars
You had me at hello
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Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally
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When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew
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Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman never gave offence to anyone not even the enemy  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Nothing is inevitable until it happens  (A J P Taylor Quotes) No war is inevitable until it breaks out  (A J P Taylor Quotes) History is not a catalogue but... a convincing version of events  (A J P Taylor Quotes) A master of improvised speech and improvised policies  (A J P Taylor Quotes) History is the great propagator of doubt  (A J P Taylor Quotes) If men are to respect each other for what they are, they must cease to respect each other for what they own  (A J P Taylor Quotes) History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Fascism was little more than terrorist rule by corrupt gangsters. Mussolini was not corrupt himself but he did nothing except to rage impotently  (A J P Taylor Quotes) We learn nothing from history except the infinite variety of men’s behaviour  (A J P Taylor Quotes) There is nothing nicer than nodding off while reading. Going fast asleep and then being woken by the crash of the book on the floor, then saying to yourself, well it doesn’t matter much. An admirable feeling  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Manchester has everything but good looks..., the only place in England which escapes our characteristic vice of snobbery  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Conformity may give you a quiet life; it may even bring you to a University Chair. But all change in history, all advance, comes from the nonconformists. If there had been no trouble-makers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Psychoanalysts believe that the only ‘normal’ people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism ‘inevitably’ caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.  (A J P Taylor Quotes) He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.  (A J P Taylor Quotes) All other forms of history - economic history, social history, psychological history, above all sociology - seem to me history with the history left out.  (A J P Taylor Quotes) No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Psychoanalysts believe that the only `normal` people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else  (A J P Taylor Quotes) The present enables us to understand the past, not the other way round  (A J P Taylor Quotes) The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism  (A J P Taylor Quotes) The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long  (A J P Taylor Quotes) There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment - and nothing more corrupting  (A J P Taylor Quotes) A racing tipster who only reached Hitler`s level of accuracy would not do well for his clients  (A J P Taylor Quotes) In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones  (A J P Taylor Quotes) The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones  (A J P Taylor Quotes) Freedom does not always win. This is one of the bitterest lessons of history  (A J P Taylor Quotes)
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