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Henry Brooks Adams

"One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible." Henry Brooks Adams
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"We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey." John Franklin
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American Historian    Exploration   

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"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers." Daniel Boorstin
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"We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place." Daniel Boorstin
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"If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself." Arthur Schlesinger
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Christopher Lasch

"The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information." Christopher Lasch
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"If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves." Howard Zinn
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Christopher Lasch

"Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure." Christopher Lasch
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"What interests me, and has always interested me, has been modernism." Peter Gay
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"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people." Howard Zinn
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American Historian    Killing   

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"Books are humanity in print." Barbara Tuchman
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"I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today." Abraham Cowley
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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." Barbara Tuchman
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"It would be inaccurate to say that Churchill and I conversed. Like Gladstone speaking to Victoria, he addressed me as though I were a one-man House of Commons. It was superb." William Manchester
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"An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence." Letitia Landon
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"Miracles happen to those who believe in them." Bernard Berenson
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"The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing."" Daniel Boorstin
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"In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order." Will Durant
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"It was necessary, as a black historian, to have a personal agenda." John Franklin
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"Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word." Peter Gay
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"Ah, tell me not that memory sheds gladness o'er the past, what is recalled by faded flowers, save that they did not last?" Letitia Landon
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