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A Lecture On The Study Of History

Auhtor: Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

Language: english
Published: 1895

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... are bad copies of the reality, as the initiated know it. Even of a thing so memorable as the war of 1870, the true cause is still obscure much that ...
... a background of obscurity. We soon reach the sphere of hopeless ignorance and unitable doubt. But hundreds and even thousands of the moderns have borne ...
... the fall of Castelar, because he attempted to reconcile Spain with Rome. [Sidenote: RELIGION]. Soon after 1850 several of the most intelligent ...
... from doubt. It is by solidity of criticism more than by the plenitude of erudition, that the study of history strengthens, and straightens, and extends ...
... own notion of truthfulness, based on the exceeding difficulty of finding truth, and the still greater difficulty of impressing it when found. They thought ...
... a construction of his own, it was Ranke's mission to preserve, not to undermine, and to set up masters whom, in their proper sphere, he could obey. ...
... Most of this, I suppose, is undisputed, and calls for no enlargement. But the weight of opinion is against me when I exhort you never to debase the ...
... qui vaille l'histoire d'une ide.-LABOULAYE, Libert Religieuse, 25. [6] Il y a des savants qui raillent le sentiment religieux. Ils ne savent pas que ...
... Handlung eine nothwendige Folge ist aller vorhergehenden.-FISCHER, Problem der Freiheit, 27. [24] I must regard the main duty of a essor to consist, ...
... to improve.-ARNOLD, Life, i. 259. In whatever state of knowledge we may conceive man to be placed, his progress towards a yet higher state need never ...
... que nous avons reconnues, l'imitation des dvanciers par les successeurs, des trangers par les indignes.-LACOMBE, L'Histoire comme Science, 292. ...
... dans la cration, et c'est pour cet avenir seul que le prsent existe.-D'HOUTEVILLE, Essai sur la Providence, 273. La Providence emploie les sicles ...
... confirm, and enlarge rather than disturb, the prepossessions of natural piety.-MARTINEAU, Essays, i. 122. Die Religion hat nur dann eine ...
... consider them only as progressive steps in improving the knowledge of government, and increasing the happiness of society and mankind.-J. WILSON, ...
... de la patience, le sentiment de l'ordre, de la ralit et de la mesure.-PAPILLON, R. des Deux Mondes, 1873, v. 704. Non seulement les sciences, mais toutes ...
... This will always be the consequence when truth has fair play. Falsehood only dreads the attack, and cries out for auxiliaries. Truth never fears the ...
... de tous ces postulats, et laisse l'conomie politique se dissoudre dans l'histoire.-BRETON, R. de Paris, ix. 67. Wer die politische Oekonomie Feuerlands ...
... Zeit, 1868, i. 459. Le philosophe en qute du vrai en soi, n'est plus rduit ses conceptions individuelles il est riche du trsor amass par l'humanit.-BOUTROUX, ...
... azioni, la coscienza e la storia.-COLLETTA. Wenn gerade die edelsten Mnner um des Nachruhmes willen gearbeitet haben, so soll die Geschichte ihre ...
... autres ne voient ni un dfaut, ni un ridicule, ni un vice, leur implacable oeil l'aperoit.-BARBEY D'AUREVILLY, Figaro, March 31, 1888. [101] Prenons ...