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A. J. P. Taylor

British,  Historian
Total Quotes : 15
Reason Always Given

No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.

- A. J. P. Taylor

More Shape Wickedness

Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Student Study Dangerous

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.

- A. J. P. Taylor

New Study Napoleon

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

Racing Clients His

A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of accuracy would not do well for his clients.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Nothing More Agreeable

There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment - and nothing more corrupting.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Problem May Too

The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Own Carried Armies

The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Nothing Inevitable Until

Nothing is inevitable until it happens.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Speech Policies Improvised

A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Power Wealth In My Opinion

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.

- A. J. P. Taylor

War Inevitable Breaks

No war is inevitable until it breaks out.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Normal Normal People Cause

Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Discovered Fought

Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Imaginary Crusade Even

The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.

- A. J. P. Taylor