Niall Ferguson Quotes

Who the Heck is Niall Ferguson?

Niall Campbell Ferguson is a Scottish historian known for his books The Ascent of Money and Civilization: The West and the Rest.

Born April 18, 1964

Books by Niall Ferguson


Best Quotes by Niall Ferguson

"Civilization" Quotes

“No civilization, no matter how mighty it may appear to itself, is indestructible.”

Niall Ferguson
Civilization

“So much of liberalism in its classical sense is taken for granted in the west today and even disrespected. We take freedom for granted, and because of this we don't understand how incredibly vulnerable it is.”

Niall Ferguson
Civilization

“The dead outnumber the living fourteen to one, and we ignore the accumulated experience of such a huge majority of mankind at our peril.”

Niall Ferguson
Civilization

“What makes a civilization real to its inhabitants, in the end, is not just the splendid edifices at it centre, nor even the smooth functioning of the institutions they house. At its core, a civilization is the texts that are taught in its schools, learned by its students and recollected in times of tribulation.”

Niall Ferguson
Civilization

"The Ascent of Money" Quotes

“There really is no such thing as ‘the future’, singular. There are only multiple, unforeseeable futures, which will never lose their capacity to take us by surprise.”

Niall Ferguson
The Ascent of Money