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273 History Quotes

War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.

Thomas Hardy Quotes

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Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.

Vicki Baum Quotes

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The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen again.

Walter Benjamin Quotes

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The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.

John Berger Quotes

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

George Clemenceau Quotes

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People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.

James A. Baldwin 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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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

John F. Kennedy Quotes

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They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.

G. Gordon Liddy Quotes

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In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.

Gen Douglas Macarthur Quotes

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We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

Edward R. Murrow Quotes

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Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.

Marge Piercy Quotes

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If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.

Joseph Stalin Quotes

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No historian can take part with--or against--the forces he has to study. To him even the extinction of the human race should merely be a fact to be grouped with other vital statistics.

Henry Brooks Adams Quotes

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History knows no resting place and no plateaus.

Henry Kissinger Quotes

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The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the compass, gunpowder, and printing.

Jonathan Swift Quotes

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History is just a portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.

Voltaire Quotes

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The Thames is liquid history.

John Burns Quotes

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A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.

Grover Cleveland Quotes

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How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?

Charles de Gaulle Quotes

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It has been said that although God cannot alter the past, historians can --it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that He tolerates their existence.

Samuel Butler Quotes

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To many fame comes too late.

Luis De Camoens 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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Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.

Samuel Davies Quotes

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