G. M. Trevelyan Quotes

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G. M. Trevelyan Quotes

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
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Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.

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One half who graduate from college never read another book.

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Village cricket spread fast through the land.

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What is easy to read has been difficult to write. The labour of writing and rewriting, correcting and recorrecting, is the due exacted by every good book from its author, even if he knows from the beginning exactly what he wants to say. A limpid style is invariably the result of hard labour, and the easily flowing connection of sentence with sentence and paragraph with paragraph has always been won by the sweat of the brow.

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And how fascinating history is - the long, variegated pageant of man's still continuing evolution of this strange planet, so much the most interesting of all the myriads of spinners through space.

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If one could make alive again for other people some cobwebbed skein of old dead intrigues and breathe breath and character into dead names and stiff portraits. That is history to me!

— G. M. Trevelyan

Socrates gave no diplomas or degrees, and would have subjected any disciple who demanded one to a disconcerting catechism on the nature of true knowledge.

— G. M. Trevelyan

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