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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death

Robert Fulghum Quotes

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It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

Robert Francis Kennedy Quotes

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History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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I have read somewhere or other, in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, I think, that history is philosophy teaching by examples.

Henry St. John Bolingbroke Quotes , Source: On the Study and Use of History (letter 2)

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The dignity of history.

Henry St. John Bolingbroke Quotes , Source: On the Study and Use of History (letter V)

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And history with all her volumes vast, Hath but one page.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 108)

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All history is a Bible--a thing stated in words by me more than once.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: quoted in Froude's "Early Life of Carlyle"

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Histories are as perfect as the Historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Cromwell's Letter and Speeches--Introduction (ch. I)

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History is the essence of innumerable Biographies.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--On History

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History, as it lies at the root of all science, is also the first distinct product of man's spiritual nature; his earliest expression of what can be called Thought.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--On History

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In a certain sense all men are historians.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--On History

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History, a distillation of rumor.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: French Revolution (pt. I, bk. VII, ch. V)

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All history . . . is an inarticulate Bible.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Latter Day Pamphlets (405)

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Happy the People whose Annals are blank in History-Books.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Life of Frederick the Great (bk. XVI, ch. I)

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What more would you have? He has invented history. [Fr., Que voulez-vous de plus? Il a invente l'histoire.]

Madame Marie Anne du Deffand Quotes , Source: said of Voltaire, who was accused by critics of lack of invention

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The contact with manners then is education; and this Thucydides appears to assert when he says history is philosophy learned from examples.

Dionysius of Heraclea Quotes , Source: Ars Rhetorica (XI, 2, p. 212), (Tauchnitz edition)

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Assassinations has never changed the history of the world.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: Speech

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History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.

Abba Eban Quotes , Source: in a speech in London

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A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--History

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There is properly no history, only biography.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--History

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History is more or less bunk.

Henry Ford Quotes , Source: in the "Chicago Tribune"

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The reign of Antoninus is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history, which is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, and misfortunes of mankind.

Edward Gibbon Quotes , Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (ch. III), (1776)

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And read their history in a nation's eyes.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard (st. 16)

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The long historian of my country's woes.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. III, l. 142), (Pope's translation)

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