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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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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it

Winston Churchill Quotes

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History is written by the victors.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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Happy is the nation without a history.

Cesare di Bonesana Beccaria Quotes , Source: Trattato dei Delitti e delle Pene (introduction), (Treatise of Crimes and of Punishment)

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History repeats itself; historians repeat each other.

Philip Guedalla Quotes

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Throughout history the world has been laid waste to ensure the triumph of conceptions that are now as dead as the men that died for them.

Henry De Montherlant Quotes

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I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.

Cato The Elder Quotes

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What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once.

Virginia Woolf Quotes

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What is history but a fable agreed upon?

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.

Tony Blair Quotes

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History doesn't repeat itself - at best it sometimes rhymes

Mark Twain Quotes

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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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Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world...

James Knox Polk Quotes

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History is fond of her grandchildren, for it offers them the marrow of the bones, which the previous generation had hurt its hands in breaking.

Nikolai Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky Quotes

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My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.

Charles de Gaulle Quotes

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Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

Francis Bacon Quotes

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Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.

Bertolt Brecht Quotes

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History is a pageant, not a philosophy.

Augustine Birrell Quotes , Source: Obiter Dicta--The Muse of History

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We talked for a few more minutes and then the president turned to the vice president and said he'd just narrowed the candidates to one. And my 31-year naval career flew out the window.

Adm Stansfield Turner Quotes

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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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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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