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James Harvey Robinson
(1863-1936) born on
Jun 29
US historian. He was one of the founders of the "new history" that broadened historical scholarship in relation to social sciences; wrote "The New History," 1912.
         
   
F
We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.

R
We find it hard to believe that other people' s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.
A
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
N
Rationalizing is the self-exculpation which occurs when we feel ourselves, or our group, accused of misapprehension or error.
K
Partisanship is our great curse. We too readily assume that everything has two sides and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Mind in the Making."
R: In "Quotations to Cheer You Up When the World is Getting You Down," by Allen Klein, 1991.
A: "The Mind in the Making."
N: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
K: "The Mind in the Making."
   


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