Best Quotes by G. M. Trevelyan (Top 10)

  1. 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.
  2. Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
  3. I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
  4. The poetry of history lies in the quasi-miraculous fact that Once, on this earth, on this familiar spot of ground, walked other men and women, as actual as we are today, thinking their own thoughts, swayed by their own passions, but now all are gone, one generation vanishing after another, gone as utterly as we ourselves shall shortly be gone like ghosts at cockcrow.
  5. One half who graduate from college never read another book.
  6. The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
  7. A little man often cast a long shadow.
  8. Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.
  9. The best historian is he who combines knowledge of the evidence with the largest intellect, the warmest human sympathy and the highest imaginative powers.
  10. Village cricket spread fast through the land.