Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword.
A History of the Crusades (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, [1951-54] 1957) vol. 1 p. 15.
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
Riches should come as the reward for hard work, preferably one's forebears'.Steven Runciman