Henry Steele Commager Quotes

Henry Steele Commager Quotes: Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
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Henry Steele Commager Quote: To yearn for a single, and usually simple, explanation of the chaotic materials of the past, to search for a single thread in that most tangled of all skeins, is a sign of immaturity.
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Quotes about Henry Steele Commager: The Bill of Rights was not written to protect governments from trouble. It was written precisely to give the people the constitutional means to cause trouble for governments they no longer trusted.
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Quote about Henry Steele Commager: History, we can confidently assert, is useful in the sense that art and music, poetry and flowers, religion and philosophy are useful. Without it - as with these - life would be poorer and meaner; without it we should be denied some of those intellectual and moral experiences which give meaning and richness to life. Surely it is no accident that the study of history has been the solace of many of the noblest minds of every generation.
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Henry Steele Commager Sayings: The English love for privacy is proverbial, and has not been exaggerated. A stranger who strikes up a conversation is looked upon with suspicion - unless he happens to be an American, when his ignorance of good manners is indulged.
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Henry Steele Commager Saying: History is organized memory, and the organization is all important!
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