Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

Herbert Albert Laurens
Fisher
1856
1940

British Historian, Educator, Government Official

Author Quotes

Purity of race does not exist. Europe is a continent of energetic mongrels.

One intellectual excitement has, however, been denied me. Men wiser and more learned than I have discerned in history a plot, a rhythm, a predetermined pattern. These harmonies are concealed from me. I can see only one emergency following another as wave follows upon wave, only one great fact with respect to which, since it is unique, there can be no generalizations, only one safe rule for the historian: that he should recognize in the development of human destinies the play of the contingent and the unforeseen.

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First Name
Herbert Albert Laurens
Last Name
Fisher
Birth Date
1856
Death Date
1940
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British Historian, Educator, Government Official