Gertrude Himmelfarb

Gertrude Himmelfarb

As liberty of thought is absolute, so is liberty of speech, which is 'inseparable' from the liberty of thought. Liberty of speech, moreover, is essential not only for its own sake but for the sake of truth, which requires absolute liberty for the utterance of unpopular and even demonstrably false opinions.More Gertrude Himmelfarb quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The real movement of history, it turns out, is fueled not by matter but by spirit, by the will to freedom.More Gertrude Himmelfarb quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing is as seductive as the assurance of success.More Gertrude Himmelfarb quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
absolute liberty ... tends to corrupt absolutely.More Gertrude Himmelfarb quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The footnote would seem to be the smallest detail in a work of history. Yet it carries a large burden of responsibility, testifying to the validity of the work, the integrity (and the humility) of the historian, and to the dignity of the discipline.More Gertrude Himmelfarb quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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