Quotation of the Week

Quotation of the Week 23

I was not unpopular (at school)…It is Oxford that has made me insufferable. (Max Beerbohm, More, 1899. ‘Going back to School’) »

Quotation of the Week 22

MRS CHEVELEY: The higher education of men is what I should like to see. Men need it so sadly. LADY MARKBY: They do, dear. But I am afraid such a scheme would be quite unpractical. I don’t think man has much capacity for development. He has got as far as he can, and that is not far, is it? (Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband, 1895) »

Quotation of the Week 21

“Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.” Marc Twain, A Curious Dream, 1972 »

Quotation of the Week 20

I have been wondering about the future of education in this country for some time. So, I decided to gather together a few quotes that will help me understand it better. Here they go: “(On Cambridge University…) This place is the Devil, or at least his principle residence, they call it the University, but any other appellation would have suited it much better, for study is the last pursuit of the society; the Master eats, drinks and sleeps, the Fellows drink, dispute, and pun, the emp... »

Quotation of the Week 19

“With history one can never be certain, but I think I can safely say that Aristotle Onassis would not have maried Mrs Khrushchev.” (Gore Vidal, in Sunday Times, 4 June 1989) »

Quotation of the Week 18

“This we learn from Watergate That almost any creep ‘ll Be glad to help the Government Overthrow the people. On being asked what would have happened in 1963, had Khrushchev and not Kennedy being assassinated (Malcolm Muggeridge, The Infernal Grove, 1975) »

Quotation of the Week 17

“History, like wood, has a grain in it which determines how it splits; and those in authority, besides trying to shape and direct events, sometimes find it more convenient just to let them happen.” (Malcolm Muggeridge, The Infernal Grove, 1975) »

Quotation of the Week 16

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives” (Abba Eban, speech in London, 16 December 1970) »

Quotation of the week 15

“History gets thicker as it approaches recent times” (Abba Eban, English History, 1914-1945, 1965) »

Quotation of the Week 14

Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. (A.J.P. Taylor, Listener, 6th June 1963) »

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