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History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

 

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

The construction of Europe is an art.
It is the art of the possible.
- Jacques Chirac

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.
Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
- George Washington

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax
their lives with forethought of grief...
For a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.
- Wendell Berry

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
- Herbert Hoover

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been
declared impossible before they were done.
- Louis D. Brandeis

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

Failure is impossible.
- Susan B. Anthony

Libraries are not made, they grow.
- Augustine Birrell

Time is my greatest enemy.
- Evita Peron

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak,
not the right to spend.
- Byron White

Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24.
- David M. Shoup

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever
invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.
- Irving R. Kaufman

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
- Jessamyn West

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
- Colin Powell

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
- Samuel Butler

The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
- Dante Alighieri

One who comes to the Court must come to adore,
not to protest.
That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
- William O. Douglas

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our
recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.
- Peter Berger

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried
out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror.
They were acts of war.
- George W. Bush

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable
and more dangerous for all of us.
- Margaret Thatcher


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