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The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

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I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.

Herbert Hoover Quotes

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Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.

Edward M. Kennedy Quotes

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90% of my time is spent on 10% of the world.

Colin Powell Quotes

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The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

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What is history but a fable agreed upon?

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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The historian sees backward. In the end he also believes backward.

Frederich Wilhelm Nietzche Quotes

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You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes, they waste their deaths on us.

C. D. Andrews Quotes

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I cannot be indifferent to the assassination of a member of my profession, We should be obliged to shut up business if we, the Kings, were to consider the assassination of Kings as of no consequence at all.

Edward Vii Quotes

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Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past.

Francis Herbert Hedge Quotes

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America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual intervention of civilization.

Clarence Darrow Quotes

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Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.

John Barth Quotes

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The supreme, the merciless, the destroyer of opposition, the exalted King, the shepherd, the protector of the quarters of the world, the King the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced mighty and merciless Kings from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same to acknowledge one supremacy.

Ashurnasirpal Quotes

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The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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One of the lessons of history is that 'nothing' is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Will Durant Quotes

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What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.

Oliver Cromwell Quotes

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Miserable creatures, thrown for a moment on the surface of this little pile of mud, is it decreed that one half of the flock should be the persecutor of the other? Is it for you, mankind, to pronounce on what is good and what is evil?

Marquis De Sade Quotes

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What most impresses us about great jurists is not their tenacious grasps of fine points, honed almost to invisibility; it is the moment when we are suddently aware of the sweep and direction of the law, and its place in the lives of men.

Irving R. Kaufman Quotes

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It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.

Henry A. Kissinger Quotes

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Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.

Bertolt Brecht Quotes

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A man can be a hero if he is a scientist, or a soldier, or a drug addict, or a disc jockey, or a crummy mediocre politician. A man can be a hero because he suffers and despairs; or because he thinks logically and analytically; or because he is "sensitive;" or because he is cruel. Wealth establishes a man as a hero, and so does poverty. Virtually any circumstance in a man's life will make him a hero to some group of people and has a mythic rendering in the culture -- in literature, art, theater, or the daily newspapers.

Andrea Dworkin Quotes

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I once asked my history teacher how we were expected to learn anything useful from his subject, when it seemed to me to be nothing but a monotonous and sordid succession of robber baron scumbags devoid of any admirable human qualities. I failed history.

Unknown History Student Quotes

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Failure is impossible.

Susan B. Anthony Quotes

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Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

Louis D. Brandeis Quotes

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The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.

Jacques Chirac Quotes

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