History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.
Comedy historians take note: this Gottfried character doesn't have the best eye for detail - and, for a Jew, he doesn't have the best eye for retail, either.
Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.
The funny thing is that Dick Cheney has done more than anybody in the White House for quite a long time to throw up roadblocks against future historians.
Presidential legacies are valuable things, too valuable to be left up to historians.
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.
We cannot leave history entirely to nonclinical observers and to professional historians.
Well goodness knows, goodness knows what historians will write.
Historians evaluating George W. Bush's first term will focus on foreign policy and, most of all, 9/11. I think they will criticize him for his early reaction, for not returning at once to Washington, D.C.
Historians partial to Kennedy see matters differently from those partial to L.B.J. Vietnam has become a point of contention in defending and criticizing J.F.K.
In the closing years of the nineteenth century, African-American historians began to look at their people's history from their vantage point and their point of view.
Modern scientific knowledge appeared piecemeal. Historians wrote about human history; physicists tackled the material world; and biologists studied the world of living organisms. But there were few links between these disciplines, as researchers focused on getting the details right.
Unfortunately, historians have become so absorbed in detailed research that they have tended to neglect the job of building larger-scale maps of the past.
I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
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