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◆ I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.
- Ibrahim Babangida100
◆ Historians don't really like to carry on speculative debates, but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely, extremely low.
- Aldrich Ames99
◆ Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward.
- Josef Albers99
◆ The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero99
◆ You're not a historian, but most historians will tell you that they make very discrete judgment as to what facts to omit in order to make their book into some shape, some length that can be managed.
- Oliver Stone99
◆ Historians still often see the end of the war as meaning nothing more for Germany than lost territories, lost participation in colonization, and lost assets for the state and individuals. They frequently overlook the most serious loss that Germany suffered.
- Gustav Stresemann99
◆ I learned more from my mother than from all the art historians and curators who have informed me about technical aspects of art history and art appreciation over the years.
- David Rockefeller99
◆ Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species.
- Konrad Lorenz99
◆ Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public in free countries always has expected of historians; much more than that it does not expect, nor often get.
- Samuel E Morison99
◆ History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.
- Philip Guedalla99
◆ God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
- Samuel Butler99
◆ History had its own way of explaining things. The way historians explain things is by telling a story.
- Donald Kagan99
◆ Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.
- Edmond De Goncourt99
◆ I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past.
- Ron Chernow99
◆ To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende.
- Erich Auerbach99

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