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G. M. Trevelyan

English,  Historian
Total Quotes : 12
Thought Readiness Springs

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

- G. M. Trevelyan

Shadow Cast Often

A little man often cast a long shadow.

- G. M. Trevelyan

Education Unable Read

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

- G. M. Trevelyan

Anger Madness Momentary

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

- G. M. Trevelyan

Right Left Doctors

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

- G. M. Trevelyan

Curiosity Civilization

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.

- G. M. Trevelyan

Best Back Goes

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

- G. M. Trevelyan

Cricket Fast Through

Village cricket spread fast through the land.

- G. M. Trevelyan

Capable Been Had

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

- G. M. Trevelyan

Been Very Centuries

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.

- G. M. Trevelyan

Politics Social Left

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

- G. M. Trevelyan

Graduation College Never

One half who graduate from college never read another book.

- G. M. Trevelyan