Quotes by Bernard Devoto
American historian, essayist and teacher
Alive from: 1897-1955
Category: History and sociology
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Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid. Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government. But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative government for any other kind, including government by the guy who knows.
The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it.
The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act.
The trouble with the sacred Individual is that he has no significance, except as he can acquire it from others, from the social whole.
Subjects in these quotes:
Barbara W. Tuchman
American historian 64
American historian and theorist 48
Carter G. Woodson
American historian, author and journalist 31
American historian, author, and academic 23
Henry Brooks Adams
American historian 21
William J. Durant
American historian and writer 19
Albert Bushnell Hart
American historian, writer, and editor 15
American historian and journalist 13