Michael Joseph Oakeshott Quotes

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Michael Joseph Oakeshott Quotes

A recorded past is no more than a bygone present composed of the footprints made by human beings actually going somewhere but not knowing (in any extended sense), and certainly not revealing to us, how, they came to be afoot on these particular journeys.
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To try to do something which is inherently impossible is always a corrupting enterprise.

— Michael Joseph Oakeshott

Education is ... the invitation to disentangle oneself, for a time, from the urgencies of the here and now and to listen to the conversation in which human beings forever seek to understand themselves.

— Michael Joseph Oakeshott

It is certain that most who concentrate upon achievement miss life.

— Michael Joseph Oakeshott

History is what the evidence compels us to believe.

— Michael Joseph Oakeshott

The politics of our society are a conversation in which past, present and future each has a voice; and though one or other of them may on occasion properly prevail none permanently dominates, and on this account we are free.

— Michael Joseph Oakeshott

Every human being is born an heir to an inheritance to which he can succeed only in a process of learning.

— Michael Joseph Oakeshott

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