Barbara Tuchman Quotes

Learning from experience is a faculty almost never practiced.

Barbara Tuchman

Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.

Barbara Tuchman

Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general.

Barbara Tuchman

Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interwar period, appeasement of Fascism.

Barbara Tuchman

The open frontier, the hardships of homesteading from scratch, the wealth of natural resources, the whole vast challenge of a continent waiting to be exploited, combined to produce a prevailing materialism and an American drive bent as much, if not more, on money, property, and power than was true of the Old World from which we had fled.

Barbara Tuchman

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