Quote by 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.
This quote emphasizes the qualities and mindset required to pursue a career in the historical profession. It suggests that honesty, balance, respect for tradition, courage, and a guiding philosophy of life are essential attributes for success in this field. The quote also implies that those who possess these qualities will not only find the profession fulfilling and satisfying but will also be rewarded with a wealth of knowledge and lasting accomplishments. Overall, the quote highlights the virtues and benefits of embarking on a career in history.
To the United States the Third World often takes the form of a black woman who has been made pregnant in a moment of passion and who shows up one day in the reception room on the forty-ninth floor threatening to make a scene. The lawyers pay the woman off; sometimes uniformed guards accompany her to the elevators.
We assemble parliaments and councils, to have the benefit of their collected wisdom; but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices, and private interests. By the help of these, artful men overpower their wisdom, and dupe its possessors; and if we may judge by the acts, arrets, and edicts, all the world over, for regulating commerce, an assembly of great men is the greatest fool upon earth.
We have all forgotten what we really are. All that we call common sense and rationality and practicality and positivism only means that for certain dead levels of our life we forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forget.