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12 Famous Quotes by Barbara Tuchman
1/30/1912 - 2/6/1989
Also Known As:  
Barbara Wertheim
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When every autumn people said it could not last through the winter, and when every spring there was still no end in sight, only the hope that out of it all some good would accrue to mankind kept men and nations fighting. When at last it was over, the war had many diverse results and one dominant one transcending all others: disillusion.

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To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.

Libraries Quotes, by Barbara Tuchman

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A relentless talent for tactlessness.

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Books are humanity in print.

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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time.

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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

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Rome had Caesar, a man of remarkable governing talents, although it must be said that a ruler who arouses opponents to resort to assassination is probably not as smart as he ought to be.

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War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

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Books are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.

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Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library.

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Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general.

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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.

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