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Samuel E. Morison Quotes and Sayings

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I have nothing revolutionary or even novel to offer.
- Samuel E. Morison

If a lecturer, he wishes to be heard;
if a writer,
to be read.
He always hopes for a public beyond that of the long-suffering wife.
- Samuel E. Morison

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.
- Samuel E. Morison

Everyone agrees to that; but when we come to define truth,
dissension starts.
- Samuel E. Morison

 

Historical methodology, as I see it,
is a product of common sense applied to circumstances.
- Samuel E. Morison

Too rigid specialization is almost as bad for a historian's mind,
and for his ultimate reputation, as too early an indulgence
in broad generalization and synthesis.
- Samuel E. Morison

The same contingencies of time and space that force
a statesman or soldier to make decisions,
impel the historian, though with less urgency,
to make up his mind.
- Samuel E. Morison

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So I have cultivated the vast garden of human experience which is history,
without troubling myself overmuch about laws,
essential first causes, or how it is all coming out.
- Samuel E. Morison

Skepticism is an important historical tool.
It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.
- Samuel E. Morison

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.
- Samuel E. Morison

Every historian with professional standards speaks
or writes what he believes to be true.
- Samuel E. Morison

Yet enthusiasm is no excuse for the historian going off balance.
He should remind the reader that outcomes were neither
inevitable nor foreordained,
but subject to a thousand changes and chances.
- Samuel E. Morison

In any case, his judgment and set of values,
acting alone or through his assistants,
determine not only what is gold and what is dross but
the design of the history which he creates out of the metal.
The historian decides what is significant,
and what is not.
- Samuel E. Morison

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.
- Samuel E. Morison

Throughout this evolution from left to right,
Beard always detested war.
Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military
side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces.
- Samuel E. Morison

Courses on historical methodology are not worth the time that they take up.
I shall never give one myself, and I have observed
that many of my colleagues who do give such courses
refrain from exemplifying their methods by writing anything.
- Samuel E. Morison

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz) PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

Sacrifice everything, and give up nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

Know nothing. For to know nothing is to know everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

Peace, Love, Health, Comfort, Joy, and the Light of Spirit -
all the rest is nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
- Anonymous

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain


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