Samuel Eliot Morison Quotes

Samuel Eliot Morison Quotes: He [Columbus] enjoyed long stretches of pure delight such as only a seaman may know, and moments of high, proud exultation that only a discoverer can experience.
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Samuel Eliot Morison Quote: An historian should yield himself to his subject, become immersed in the place and period of his choice, standing apart from it now and then for a fresh view.
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Quotes about Samuel Eliot Morison: A tough but nervous, tenacious but restless race [the Yankees]; materially ambitious, yet prone to introspection, and subject to waves of religious emotion. . . . A race whose typical member is eternally torn between a passion for righteousness and a desire to get on in the world.
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Quote about Samuel Eliot Morison: 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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Samuel Eliot Morison Sayings: But sea power has never led to despotism. The nations that have enjoyed sea power even for a brief period-Athens, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, England, the United States-are those that have preserved freedom for themselves and have given it to others. Of the despotism to which unrestrained military power leads we have plenty of examples from Alexander to Mao.
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