Good Quotes By barbara Tuchman

Books are the   carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, li25terature dumb,   science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.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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The unrecorded past   is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell   without being heard.

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.

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.

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.

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

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To put away one's   own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy   Ghost.

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

Reasonable orders   are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic   demands that form the habit of discipline.

No more distressing   moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come   to a hard, fast and specific decision.