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Barbara Tuchman Quotes

Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
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Human behavior is timeless  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Nothing is more certain than death and nothing uncertain but its hour  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) I have always been in a condition in which I cannot not write  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Words are seductive and dangerous material, to be used with caution  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) The conduct of war was so much more interesting than its prevention  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Christianity in its ideas was never the art of the possible  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Completeness is rare in history  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Books are the carriers of civilization........ Books are humanity in print  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Learning from experience is a faculty almost never practiced  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Theology being the work of males, original sin was traced to the female  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Economic man and sensual man are not suppressible  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Policy is formed by preconceptions, by long implanted biases. When information is relayed to policy-makers, they respond in terms of what is already inside their heads and consequently make policy less to fit the facts than to fit the notions and intentions formed out of the mental baggage that has accumulated in their minds since childhood  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) As the era of the sword was ending, that of firearms began, in time to allow no lapse in man’s belligerent capacity  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) When commerce with Moslems flourished, zeal for their massacre declined  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Business, like a jackal, trotted on the heels of war  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) To admit error and cut losses is rare among individuals, unknown among states  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) The reality of a question is inevitably more complicated than we would like to suppose  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Above all, discard the irrelevant  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) More than a code of manners in war and love, chivalry was a moral system, governing the whole of noble life  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Money was the crux. Raising money to pay the cost of war was to cause more damage to 14th century society than the physical destruction of war itself  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) If power corrupts, weakness in the seat of power, with its constant necessity of deals and bribes and compromising arrangements,corrupts even more  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) If I had taken a doctoral degree, it would have stifled any writing capacity  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Arguments can always be found to turn desire into policy  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) One constant among the elements of 1914 - as of any era - was the disposition of everyone on all sides not to prepare for the harder alternative, not to act upon what they suspected to be true  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Fateful moments tend to evoke grandeur of speech, especially in French  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Against men habituated to lawless force, violent punishment failed to bring the violence under control  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes)
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