A.J.P. Taylor Quotes

Top 31 wise famous quotes and sayings by A.J.P. Taylor

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

A.J.P. Taylor quotes: History is the great propagator of doubt. History is the great propagator of doubt.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: The Foreign Office knows no secrets. The Foreign Office knows no secrets.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: [Otto von Bismarck] only considered the interests of his own country - always the worst offense that a statesman can commit in the eyes of foreigners. [Otto von Bismarck] only considered the interests of his own country - always the worst offense that a statesman can commit in the eyes of foreigners.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: Fascism was little more than terrorist rule by corrupt gangsters. Mussolini was not corrupt himself but he did nothing except to rage impotently. Fascism was little more than terrorist rule by corrupt gangsters. Mussolini was not corrupt himself but he did nothing except to rage impotently.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: Knowledge breeds doubt, not certainty,And the more we know the more uncertain we become. Knowledge breeds doubt, not certainty,
And the more we know the more uncertain we become.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of accuracy would not do well for his clients. A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of accuracy would not do well for his clients.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness. Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: History is not a catalogue but ... a convincing version of events. History is not a catalogue but ... a convincing version of events.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long. The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: Bismarck fought 'necessary' wars and killed thousands, the idealists of the twentieth century fight 'just' wars and kill millions. Bismarck fought 'necessary' wars and killed thousands, the idealists of the twentieth century fight 'just' wars and kill millions.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: The present enables us to understand the past, not the other way round. The present enables us to understand the past, not the other way round.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: If men are to respect each other for what they are, they must cease to respect each other for what they own. If men are to respect each other for what they are, they must cease to respect each other for what they own.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman never gave offence to anyone not even the enemy. Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman never gave offence to anyone not even the enemy.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: In retrospect, though many were guilty, none was innocent. In retrospect, though many were guilty, none was innocent.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: A master of improvised speech and improvised policies. A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: When I write I have no loyalty except to historical truth as I see it and care no more about British achievements and mistakes than any other. When I write I have no loyalty except to historical truth as I see it and care no more about British achievements and mistakes than any other.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past. History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: Though the object of being a Great Power is to be able to fight a Great War, the only way of remaining a Great Power is not to fight one. Though the object of being a Great Power is to be able to fight a Great War, the only way of remaining a Great Power is not to fight one.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: The God of Battles will throw the dice that decide ... The God of Battles will throw the dice that decide ...
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: We learn nothing from history except the infinite variety of men's behaviour. We learn nothing from history except the infinite variety of men's behaviour.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: No war is inevitable until it breaks out. No war is inevitable until it breaks out.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic. No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment - and nothing more corrupting. There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment - and nothing more corrupting.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight. The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: Manchester has everything but good looks ... , the only place in England which escapes our characteristic vice of snobbery. Manchester has everything but good looks ... , the only place in England which escapes our characteristic vice of snobbery.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism. The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power. In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
A.J.P. Taylor quotes: Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else. Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.