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Barbara Tuchman Quotes

The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) In the midst of war and crisis nothing is as clear or as certain as it appears in hindsight  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) What counts is not so much the fact as what the public perceives to be the fact  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Governments do not like to face radical remedies; it is easier to let politics predominate  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) What is government but an arrangement by which the many accept the authority of the few?  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) The poets have familiarized more people with history than have the historians  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) The better part of valor is to spend it learning to live with differences, however hostile, unless and until we can find another planet  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Friendship of a kind that cannot easily be reversed tomorrow must have its roots in common interests and shared beliefs  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) When every autumn people said it could not last through the winter, and when every spring there was still no end in sight, only the hope that out of it all some good would accrue to mankind kept men and nations fighting. When at last it was over, the war had many diverse results and one dominant one transcending all others: disillusion  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Nothing is more satisfying than to write a good sentence  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) I want the reader to turn the page and keep on turning to the end  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) To put on the garment of legitimacy is the first aim of every coup  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) War is the unfolding of miscalculations  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Honor wears different coats to different eyes  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Books are humanity in print  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) In the midst of events there is no perspective  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Whatever solace the Christian faith could give was balanced by the anxiety it generated  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Voluntary self-directed religion was more dangerous to the Church than any number of infidels  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) For most people reform meant relief from ecclesiastical extortions  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Doctrine tied itself into infinite knots over the realities of sex  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) The nastiness of women [in the 14th century] was generally perceived at the close of life when a man began to worry about hell, and his sexual desire in any case fading  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) An essential element for good writing is a good ear: One must listen to the sound of one's own prose  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Human beings, like plans, prove fallible in the presence of those ingredients that are missing in maneuvers - danger, death, and live ammunition  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Books are... companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of mind. Books are humanity in print  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) When the gap between ideal and real becomes too wide, the system breaks down  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes) No female iniquity was more severely condemned [in the 14th century] than the habit of plucking eyebrows and the hairline to heighten the forehead  (Barbara Tuchman Quotes)
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