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Samuel E. Morison

I have nothing revolutionary or even novel to offer.

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Everyone agrees to that; but when we come to define truth, dissension starts.

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Every historian with professional standards speaks or writes what he believes to be true.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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