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It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.

Alan Alda Quotes

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The past always looks better than it was because it isn't here.

Finley Peter Dunne Quotes

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History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy.

Augustine Birrell Quotes

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

Henry James Quotes

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One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

William J. Durant Quotes

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The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude.

Andrea Dworkin Quotes

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God cannot alter the past, though historians can.

Samuel Butler Quotes

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Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back.

William O. Douglas Quotes

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The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.

Nikita S. Khrushchev Quotes

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What is a society without a heroic dimension?

Jean Baudrillard Quotes

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What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.

David Lloyd George Quotes

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Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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The limit is about 300 words. Kipling's "Recessional" really did something to England when it was published. It helped them through a bad time. Let me know if you find any great poems lying around.

Herbert Hoover Quotes

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There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.

Adm William Halsey Quotes

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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 Quotes

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It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it.

Kenneth Auchincloss Quotes

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The multitude of fools is a protection to the wise.

Marcus T. Cicero Quotes

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Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.

Karl Marx Quotes

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Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.

George Ade Quotes

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Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.

Louisa May Alcott Quotes

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I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.

Fidel Castro Quotes

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The main thing is to make history, not to write it.

Otto von Bismarck Quotes

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History is a simple piece of paper covered with print. The main thing is still to make history, not to write it.

Otto Von Bismark Quotes

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