G. M. Trevelyan

G. M. Trevelyan

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Author Profession: English historian
Born: February 16, 1876
Died: July 21, 1962
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.

A little man often cast a long shadow.

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

One half who graduate from college never read another book.

Village cricket spread fast through the land.

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.

Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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