As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters
Quote by Edward Gibbon
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive
Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy...
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no...
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies...
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of...
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind
Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of...
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who...
We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each...
When history looks back, it will prove what I'll die knowing.
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God...
The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story...
When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the...
The men who make history have not time to write it
The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass...
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.