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History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always feels uncomfortable.

John W. Gardner Quotes

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

Edward Gibbon Quotes

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We will hereafter believe less history than ever, now that we have seen how it is made.

Don Herold Quotes

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That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that History has to teach.

Aldous Huxley Quotes

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The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.

Randall Jarrell Quotes

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There is no wisdom equal to that which comes after the event.

Geraldine Jewsbury Quotes

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Throughout history females have picked providers. males have picked anything.

Margaret Mead 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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History -- its what those bitter old men write.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Quotes

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Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Ovid Quotes

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History is the study of lies, anyway, because no witness ever recalls events with total accuracy, not even eyewitnesses.

Nancy Pickard Quotes

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The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been "great changes.".

Marcel Proust Quotes

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Don't brood on what's past, but never forget it either.

Thomas H. Raddall Quotes

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Every historian discloses a new horizon.

George Sand Quotes

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The world's history is constant, like the laws of nature, and simple, like the souls of men. The same conditions continually produce the same results.

Friedrich von Schiller Quotes

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The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent.

Stendhal Quotes

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History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past.

A.j.p. Taylor Quotes

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The certainties of one age are the problems of the next.

Richard H. Tawney Quotes

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It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk.

Rebecca West Quotes

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I cannot sing the old songs, Or dream those dreams again,.

Charlotte Barnard Quotes

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May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future.

Paul Dickson Quotes

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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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It was sheer professionalism and inspiration and the fact that you really cannot have people marching into other people's territory and staying there.

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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The future has a way of arriving unannounced.

George F. Will Quotes

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More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.

John Barth Quotes

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