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Time is my greatest enemy.

Evita Peron Quotes

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People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

Dan Quayle Quotes

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She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world.

Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes

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Ireland's ruins are historic emotions surrendered to time.

Horace Sutton Quotes

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History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

Alexis de Tocqueville Quotes

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Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.

Mao Tse-Tung Quotes

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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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The lessons of history? There are four: The bee fertilizes the flower it robs; whom the gods would destroy they first make mad with power; the mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceeding small; when it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Charles A. Beard Quotes

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The past is a work of art, free of irrelevancies and loose ends.

Max Beerbohm Quotes

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History is a confused heap of facts.

Lord Chesterfield Quotes

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History is philosophy learned from examples.

Dionysius Of Halicarnassus Quotes

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All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.

Gustav Flaubert Quotes

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana Quotes

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The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians.

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.

Leo Tolstoy Quotes

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History teaches us that whenever a weak and ignorant people possess a thing which a strong and enlightened people want, it must be yielded up peaceably.

Mark Twain Quotes

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A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.

Edgar Watson Howe Quotes

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For historians ought to be precise, truthful, and quite unprejudiced, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should cause them to swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depository of great actions, the witness of what is past, the example and instruction of the present, the monitor of the future.

Miguel de Cervantes Quotes

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Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.

Carl Jung Quotes

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True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?

Vaclav Havel Quotes

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A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who by indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning, would have proved a coward.

Earl of Chesterfield Quotes

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France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.

Francois Mitterrand Quotes

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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.

Matsuo Basho Quotes

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Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.

Will Durant Quotes

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