Sunday, October 28, 2012

For the love of history...

As I finish up the last assigned pages of The Landmark Thucydides, I try to remember this quote...

Don't give up. The book may be 3 inches thick, but reading it, really reading it, will pay off.

The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find for yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through, to avoid. - Livy

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