I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
A good-humored wife who appreciates most, if not all, of my humor – her price is far above rubies, as the book of Proverbs doesn’t quite say.
The vital thing for me is to integrate the history from above with the history from below because only in that way can you show the true consequences of the decisions of Hitler or Stalin or whomever on the ordinary civilians caught up in the battle.
Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.
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.
If I was freer than I had ever been in my life, I was not yet entirely free, for I still hung on to an idea that had been set deep in me by all my schooling so far: I was a bright boy and I ought to make something out of myself… something else that would be a cut or two above my humble origins.
If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, – Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
These critics organize and practice in my case a sort of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should know how to question and above all, to moderate.
Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.