The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War Quotes.

11. "Of England's patrician class, the author writes: "It was easy to be agreeable when everything was done to keep them in comfort and ease."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War

12. "Isolation might be more hazardous than splendor."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War

13. "Everything interested him and everything excited him."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War

14. "His only weakness was the habit of prophesying war within the next fortnight. George Bernard Shaw"
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War

15. "Officers succumbed to the spirit of conspirators."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War

16. "Every repetition of the choice only hardened the issue."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War

17. "England's traditional tolerance was outraged at last."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War

18. "The Englishman, as an American observed, felt himself the best-governed citizen in the world, even when in opposition he believed the incumbents were ruining the country."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War

19. "Asked what would be his idea of Heaven, one statesman in 1897 said it would be to "receive a flow of telegrams alternating news of a British victory by sea and a British victory by land."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War

20. "The scene is France. The theater is the world."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War

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