Friday, January 7, 2011

A Noteworthy Quotation

One of the books that I'm reading is Charles Lyell's classic Principles of Geology, and today I came across this quotation from Lyell that I felt was too good not to share:
An historian should, if possible, be at once profoundly acquainted with ethics, politics, jurisprudence, the military art, theology; in a word, with all branches of knowledge, whereby any insight into human affairs, or into the moral and intellectual nature of man, can be obtained. (p. 6, 1st ed)
Tomorrow I should have posted the third part to my series on "Buchanan and an Unnecessary War?".

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