Gertrude Himmelfarb Quotes (4 quotes)
“The real movement of history, it turns out, is fueled not by matter but by spirit, by the will to freedom.”
On Looking Into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society (2010 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780307773081
Afterthoughts (1931 edition)
Section 2, member 3. - The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
“A rise in wages, from an alteration in the value of money, produces a general effect on price, and for that reason it produces no real effect whatever on profits.”
On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation, David Ricardo, John Murray, 1821, p. 48
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
―Robert A. Heinlein
Quoted as a proverb in Heinlein's book "Glory Road" (1963)
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Born: August 8, 1922 (age 96)
Bio: Gertrude Himmelfarb, also known as Bea Kristol, is an American historian. She has written extensively on intellectual history, with a focus on Britain and the Victorian era, as well as on contemporary society and culture.