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You're not a historian, but most historians will tell you that they make very discrete judgment as to what facts to omit in order to make their book into some shape, some length that can be managed.
I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past.
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.
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
To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende.
Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species.
Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.
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.
History had its own way of explaining things. The way historians explain things is by telling a story.
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.
Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.
Edmond De Goncourt
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