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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteHistorian: an unsuccessful novelist.

 Henry Louis Mencken quotes (American humorous Journalist and Critic of American life who influenced US fiction through the 1920s, 1880-1956)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteMOUSE, n. An animal which strews its path with fainting women. As in Rome Christians were thrown to the lions, so centuries earlier in Otumwee, the most ancient and famous city of the world, female heretics were thrown to the mice. Jakak-Zotp, the historian, the only Otumwump whose writings have descended to us, says that these martyrs met their death with little dignity and much exertion. He even attempts to exculpate the mice (such is the malice of bigotry) by declaring that the unfortunate women perished, some from exhaustion, some of broken necks from falling over their own feet, and some from lack of restoratives. The mice, he avers, enjoyed the pleasures of the chase with composure. But if "Roman history is nine-tenths lying," we can hardly expect a smaller proportion of that rhetorical figure in the annals of a people capable of so incredible cruelty to a lovely women; for a hard heart has a false tongue.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteVery few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteTo a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.

 Barbara W. Tuchman quotes (American popular historian and author, 1912-1989)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent

 Stendhal quotes (One of the most original and complex French writers of the 19th century, 1783-1842)

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