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Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it.

Evita Peron Quotes

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We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.

Juan Antonio Samaranch Quotes

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History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.

George Santayana Quotes

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[They can] shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.

Adm James Stockdale Quotes

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To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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History is a vision of God's creation on the move.

Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes

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The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.

Jessamyn West Quotes

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I saw Chungking for the first time more than 40 years ago - a city of hills and mists, of grays and lavenders, two rivers shaping it to a point and the cliff rising above me like a challenge.

Theodore H. White Quotes

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Mythology: the body of a primitive people's beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deitits and so forth, as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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History is the devil's scripture.

Lord Byron Quotes

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History is a vast early warning system.

Norman Cousins Quotes

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When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.

Eugene V. Debs Quotes

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History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes.

Paul Eldridge Quotes

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History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

Anatole France Quotes

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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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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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