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Barbara Tuchman Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Mar 2021
Barbara Tuchman Topics
War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost.
To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.
The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.
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.
Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general.
Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library.
No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision.
Honor wears different coats to different eyes.
For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life. To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in.
Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.
Im Better Than You
Trust In God
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