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All Quotes by author - A. J. P. Taylor
" A master of improvised speech and improvised policies. "
" A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of accuracy would not do well for his clients. "
" He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. "
" Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness. "
" In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power. "
" Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914. "
" Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. "
" No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic. "
" Nothing is inevitable until it happens. "
" No war is inevitable until it breaks out. "
" Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else. "
" The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism. "
" The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight. "
" The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long. "
" There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment - and nothing more corrupting. "
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