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Letter "H" » Historians
«Canceled checks will be to future historians and cultural anthropologists what the Dead Sea Scrolls and hieroglyphics are to us.»
Author: Brent Staples
, Dead Sea
, Dead Sea scrolls
«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»
«History repeats itself; historians repeat each other»
«Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.»
«Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.»
«Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with from people , stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.»
Author: Will Durant
, make love
, river bank
, The Story
, written record
«Historians relate, not so much what is done, as what they would have believed.»
«Historians are prophets with their face turned backward.»
«God cannot alter the past, that is why he is obliged to connive at the existence of historians»
«If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.»