34 quotations in Society, History, Progress in English
"A society that wants to build the future must know its past, its real past, as it was. If I—a living witness, one who experienced those times—don't speak about them, then others who did not experience or witness those times will invent their own version of them."
"Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend."
"I believe that the supreme duty of the historian is to write history—that is to say, to attempt to record in one sweeping sequence the greater events and movements that have swayed the destiny of man."
"Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better."