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They died hard, those savage men-like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.

Gen Douglas Macarthur Quotes

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We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world -- or the last.

John F. Kennedy Quotes

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The men who make history have not time to write it.

Metternich Quotes

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Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were.

Lawrence Durrell Quotes

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Might does not make right, it only makes history.

Jim Fiebig Quotes

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We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word?

John Guare Quotes

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No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

Herbert Hoover Quotes

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Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.

Saul Bellow Quotes

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Sir Francis Drake circumsized the world with a 100-foot clipper.

Unknown History Student Quotes

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The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.

A. Whitney Brown Quotes

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Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

Herodotus Quotes

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To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.

Charles J. Givens Quotes

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The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves.

Marcus T. Cicero Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

Dante Alighieri Quotes

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Men after death are understood worse than men of the present, but heard better.

Frederich Wilhelm Nietzche Quotes

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Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.

George Orwell Quotes

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Bardot, Byron, Hitler, Hemingway, Monroe, Sade: we do not require our heroes to be subtle, just to be big. Then we can depend on someone to make them subtle.

D. J. Enright Quotes

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In a few years there will be only five kings in the world -- the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.

Farouk I Quotes

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Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.

Heywood Broun Quotes

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With the Kennedys, the genes are in magnificent alignment, but the stars are demonstrably crossed.

John Carman Quotes

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Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.

Barry M. Goldwater Quotes

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You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.

George M. Humphrey Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

Irving R. Kaufman Quotes

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