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A. J. P. Taylor quotes and sayings

Historian | Born: March 25, 1906 - Died: September 7, 1990
A. J. P. Taylor motivational quote : In my opinion we learn nothing from history except the infinite variety of men's behavior. We study it, as we listen to music or read poetry, for pleasure, not for instruction.
A. J. P. Taylor motivational quote : Freedom does not always win. This is one of the bitterest lessons of history.
A. J. P. Taylor motivational quote : Bismarck fought 'necessary' wars and killed thousands, the idealists of the twentieth century fight 'just' wars and kill millions.
A. J. P. Taylor motivational quote : History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past.
A. J. P. Taylor motivational quote : The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.
A. J. P. Taylor motivational quote : George VI in the conventional parlance was a Good King who sacrificed his life to his sense of duty. If we are to have monarchs it would be hard to find a better one.