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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.
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.

We find it hard to believe that other people' s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
Rationalizing is the self-exculpation which occurs when we feel ourselves, or our group, accused of misapprehension or error.
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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