Quotes by: G. M. Trevelyan

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G. M. Trevelyan
OM CBE FRS FBA
Trevelyan c. 1900
6th Chancellor of Durham University
In office
1950–1957
Preceded by The Marquess of Londonderry
Succeeded by The Earl of Scarbrough
Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
In office
1940–1951
Preceded by Sir J. J. Thomson
Succeeded by Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian
Regius Professor of History
University of Cambridge
In office
1927–1943
Preceded by J. B. Bury
Succeeded by Sir George Clark
Personal details
Born George Macaulay Trevelyan
(1876-02-16)16 February 1876[1]
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Died 21 July 1962(1962-07-21) (aged 86)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Resting place Holy Trinity Church, Langdale, Cumbria
Nationality British
Occupation Historian

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
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
G. M. Trevelyan
Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
G. M. Trevelyan
If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.
G. M. Trevelyan
Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.
G. M. Trevelyan
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
G. M. Trevelyan
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