Steven Runciman

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Riches should come as the reward for hard work, preferably by one's forebears
- Steven Runciman
Collection: Hard Work
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I believe that the supreme duty of the historian is to write history, that is to say, to attempt to record in one sweeping sequence the greater events and movements that have swayed the destinies of man.
- Steven Runciman
Collection: Believe
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The Patriarch Joseph, after agreeing with the Latins that their formula of the Holy Ghost proceeding from the Son meant the same as the Greek formula of the Holy Ghost proceeding through the Son, fell ill and died. An unkind scholar remarked that after muddling his prepositions what else could he decently do?
- Steven Runciman
Collection: Latin