„In history, nothing fabulous can be agreeable.“

How to Write History

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„Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.“

—  Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990

Immanuel Kant Foto
Kin Hubbard Foto

„Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.“

—  Kin Hubbard cartoonist 1868 - 1930

As quoted in The Book of Unusual Quotations (1957) by Rudolf Franz Flesch, p. 8.

Markus Zusak Foto

„Please, trust me, I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that's only the A's. Just don't ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me.“

—  Markus Zusak, buch Die Bücherdiebin

Variante: I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that's only the A's. Just don't ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me.
Quelle: The Book Thief

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„It is long since I have known the sweets of leisure and repose; since I have known in fine, that indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing, and being nothing.“

—  Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113

Letter 9, 1.
Letters, Book VIII
Original: (la) Olim nescio quid sit otium quid quies, quid denique illud iners quidem, iucundum tamen nihil agere nihil esse.

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Henry David Thoreau Foto

„To some extent, mythology is only the most ancient history and biography. So far from being false or fabulous in the common sense, it contains only enduring and essential truth, the I and you, the here and there, the now and then, being omitted.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/7cncd10.txt (1849), Sunday
Kontext: To some extent, mythology is only the most ancient history and biography. So far from being false or fabulous in the common sense, it contains only enduring and essential truth, the I and you, the here and there, the now and then, being omitted. Either time or rare wisdom writes it. Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years. The poet is he who can write some pure mythology to-day without the aid of posterity

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„Human history is in truth nothing but the history of the slow, uncertain, and surprising fulfillment of the Promise.“

—  Gustavo Gutiérrez Peruvian theologian 1928

Quelle: A Theology of Liberation - 15th Anniversary Edition, Chapter Nine, Liberation And Salvation, p. 91-92

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George Santayana Foto

„History is nothing but assisted and recorded memory.“

—  George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952

Quelle: The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress (1905-1906), Vol. V, Reason in Science, Ch. 2 "History"
Kontext: History is nothing but assisted and recorded memory. It might almost be said to be no science at all, if memory and faith in memory were not what science necessarily rest on. In order to sift evidence we must rely on some witness, and we must trust experience before we proceed to expand it. The line between what is known scientifically and what has to be assumed in order to support knowledge is impossible to draw. Memory itself is an internal rumour; and when to this hearsay within the mind we add the falsified echoes that reach us from others, we have but a shifting and unseizable basis to build upon. The picture we frame of the past changes continually and grows every day less similar to the original experience which it purports to describe.

„[History]… is nothing else but the rise and disappearance of races.“

—  Arthur Kemp British writer 1962

Pontikos Revealed: a white-hating race-mixer http://www.white-history.com/whois.htm
Quotes from other works:

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Benjamin Disraeli Foto

„Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Part 1, Chapter 23.
Books, Coningsby (1844), Contarini Fleming (1832)

Citát „History is nothing except monsters or victims. Or witnesses.“
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Justina Robson Foto

„What’s the point of history, if it has nothing to say to the present?“

—  Justina Robson, buch Natural History

Quelle: Natural History (2003), Chapter 5 “Ancient History” (p. 56)

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„History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated.“

—  Johan Huizinga Dutch historian 1872 - 1945

De historie kan niets voorspellen, behalve één ding: dat geen groote wending in de menschelijke verhoudingen ooit uitkomt in den vorm, waarin vroeger levenden zich haar hebben kunnen verbeeld.
Quelle: In the Shadow of Tomorrow (1936), Ch. 20.

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