Any child knows that history can only be a reduced representation of reality, but it must be a true one, not distorted by queer lenses.
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.
Historical methodology, as I see it, is a product of common sense applied to circumstances.
Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always ‘I am healthily in body and mind’.
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.
For whoever is lonely there is a tavern.
The love of freedom has been the quality of Western man.
Everyone agrees to that; but when we come to define truth, dissension starts.
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.