Barbara Tuchman Quotes & Sayings

16 most famous Barbara Tuchman quotes and sayings (historian). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Barbara Tuchman Quotes
“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.”
Barbara Tuchman Quotes
“To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.”
Barbara Tuchman Quotes
“Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.”
Barbara Tuchman Quotes
“War is the unfolding of miscalculations.”
Barbara Tuchman Quotes
“The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.”
Barbara Tuchman Quotes
“Honor wears different coats to different eyes.”
Barbara Tuchman Quotes
“Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library.”
Barbara Tuchman Quotes
“Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.”
Barbara Tuchman Quotes
“The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion.”
Barbara Tuchman Quotes
“To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost.”

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