Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.
It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
Of true knowledge at any time, a good part is merely convenient, necessary indeed to the worker, but not to an understanding of his subject: One can judge a building without knowing where to buy the bricks; one can understand a violin sonata without knowing how to score for the instrument. The work may in fact be better understood without a knowledge of the details of its manufacture, of attention to these tends to distract from meaning and effect.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice
In any assembly, the simplest way to stop the transacting of business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle.
- Thomas Merton French-born American Clergyman
- James Truslow Adams American Historian, Writer
- David McCullough American Historian, Biographer
- Will Durant American Historian, Philosopher
- James Harvey Robinson American Historian
- Jean-luc Godard French-born Swiss Film Director
- Daniel J. Boorstin American Historian, Academic
- Theodore H. White American Journalist, Historian
- Alfred Whitney Griswold American Historian, Educator
- Christopher Lasch American Historian, Moralist