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Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.
Edmond De Goncourt
I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past.
To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende.
I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.
Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward.
Historians don't really like to carry on speculative debates, but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely, extremely low.
Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social Historians is that history belongs to those about whom or whose documents survive.
Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.
Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
God cannot alter the past, that is why he is obliged to connive at the existence of historians
The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
In taking action we must remember that the things which are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the general disintegration anticipated by philosophers and historians of different schools for almost half a century.
The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men.
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