Samuel E. Morison Quotes & Sayings

16 most famous Samuel E. Morison quotes and sayings (historian). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Samuel E. Morison Quotes
“Throughout this evolution from left to right, Beard always detested war. Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces.”
Samuel E. Morison Quotes
“If a lecturer, he wishes to be heard; if a writer, to be read. He always hopes for a public beyond that of the long-suffering wife.”
Samuel E. Morison Quotes
“With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.”
Samuel E. Morison Quotes
“Too rigid specialization is almost as bad for a historian's mind, and for his ultimate reputation, as too early an indulgence in broad generalization and synthesis.”
Samuel E. Morison Quotes
“Historical methodology, as I see it, is a product of common sense applied to circumstances.”
Samuel E. Morison Quotes
“Yet enthusiasm is no excuse for the historian going off balance. He should remind the reader that outcomes were neither inevitable nor foreordained, but subject to a thousand changes and chances.”
Samuel E. Morison Quotes
“Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public in free countries always has expected of historians; much more than that it does not expect, nor often get.”
Samuel E. Morison Quotes
“Skepticism is an important historical tool. It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.”
Samuel E. Morison Quotes
“So I have cultivated the vast garden of human experience which is history, without troubling myself overmuch about laws, essential first causes, or how it is all coming out.”
Samuel E. Morison Quotes
“The same contingencies of time and space that force a statesman or soldier to make decisions, impel the historian, though with less urgency, to make up his mind.”

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