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History "To live without having a Cicero and a Tacitus at hand seems to me as if it was aprivation of one of my limbs."Adams, John Quincy
History "Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."Adams, Henry B.
History "Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it."Adams, John Quincy
History "History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided."Adenauer, Konrad
History "Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows."Alighieri, Dante
History "Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world."Annan, Kofi
History "Failure is impossible."Anthony, Susan B.
History "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."Armstrong, Neil
History "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."Baldwin, James A.
History "The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened."Berger, Peter
History "I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free."Berry, Wendell
History "History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools."Bierce, Ambrose
History "History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy."Birrell, Augustine
History "In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly."Black, Hugo L.
History "History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."Bonaparte, Napoleon
History "Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."Bonaparte, Napoleon
History "What is history but a fable agreed upon?"Bonaparte, Napoleon
History "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."Brandeis, Louis D.
History "Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done."Brandeis, Louis D.
History "The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down."Brown, A. Whitney
History "The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war."Bush, George W.
History "God cannot alter the past, though historians can."Butler, Samuel
History "I came, I saw, I conquered."Caesar, Julius
History "With the Kennedys, the genes are in magnificent alignment, but the stars are demonstrably crossed."Carman, John
History "When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."Carver, George Washington
History "I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action."Castro, Fidel
History "Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it."Charles, Prince
History "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."Chesterfield, Earl of
History "Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life."Chirac, Jacques
History "The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible."Chirac, Jacques
History "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."Churchill, Sir Winston
History "A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil."Cleveland, Grover
History "Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."Columbus, Christopher
History "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Confucius, 
History "I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm."Coolidge, Calvin
History "History is a vast early warning system."Cousins, Norman
History "History is philosophy teaching by example."Dionysius, 
History "Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds."Disraeli, Benjamin
History "One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment."Douglas, William O.
History "Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back."Douglas, William O.
History "I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally."Dulles, John Foster
History "The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield."Eisenhower, Dwight D.
History "I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations."Elizabeth II, 
History "The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it."Epicurus, 
History "Even the Germans did not succeed in doing the damage you propose to do."Finlason, Edward
History "History is more or less bunk."Ford, Henry
History "The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?"Ford, Gerald R.
History "History never looks like history when you are living through it."Gardner, John W.
History "My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial."Gaulle, Charles De
History "I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French."Gaulle, Charles De
History "How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?"Gaulle, Charles De
History "History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."Gibbon, Edward
History "Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages."Goldwater, Barry M.
History "We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre."Gregory, Dick
History "There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with."Halsey, Adm William
History "Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty."Herbert, Frank
History "Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it."Hersey, John
History "If I had learned to type, I never would have made brigadier general."Hoisington, Brig Gen Elizabeth P.
History "I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him."Hoover, Herbert
History "Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party."Hoover, Herbert
History "No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him."Hoover, Herbert
History "What this country needs is a great poem. John Brown's Body was a step in the right direction. I've read it once, and I'm reading it again. But it's too long to do what I mean. You can't thrill people in 300 pages."Hoover, Herbert
History "The limit is about 300 words. Kipling's "Recessional" really did something to England when it was published. It helped them through a bad time. Let me know if you find any great poems lying around."Hoover, Herbert
History "I outlived the bastards."Hoover, Herbert
History "You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch."Humphrey, George M.
History "I think it very uncivilized to invade British territory. You are here illegally."Hunt, Rex
History "It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition."James, Henry
History "The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds."James, William
History "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Jefferson, Thomas
History "Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it."Johnson, Lyndon B.
History "If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim.""Johnson, Lyndon B.
History "The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me."Johnson, Lyndon B.
History "The field of combat was a long, narrow, green-baize covered table. The weapons were words."Joy, C. Turner
History "To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks."Kaufman, Irving R.
History "The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society."Kaufman, Irving R.
History "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."Kaufman, Irving R.
History "The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it."Kaufman, Irving R.
History "The only war is the war you fought in. Every veteran knows that."Keller, Allan
History "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."Kennedy, John F.
History "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."Kennedy, Edward M.
History "We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it."Kennedy, John F.
History "History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside."Kennedy, John F.
History "If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity."Kennedy, John F.
History "When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."Kennedy, John F.
History "What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?"Kennedy, Jacqueline
History "The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace."Khrushchev, Nikita S.
History "Even pirates, before they attack another ship, hoist a black flag."Kiraly, Gen Bela
History "It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise."Kissinger, Henry A.
History "History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions."Koppel, Ted
History "The map is not the territory."Korzybski, Alfred
History "It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws."Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
History "They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear."Liddy, G. Gordon
History "We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read."Lincoln, Abraham
History "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."Lincoln, Abraham
History "For it is a land of illusion, a place in the mind, a shimmering mirage of riches and mystery and death. These illusions have distorted its landscape and contorted its history."Lingenfelter, Richard E.
History "Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories."MacArthur, Gen Douglas
History "They died hard, those savage men-like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them."MacArthur, Gen Douglas
History "In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield."MacArthur, Gen Douglas
History "Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war."MacArthur, Gen Douglas
History "One German makes a philosopher, two a public meeting, three a war."MacDonald, Robert D.
History "An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome."Manchester, William
History "Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great actor playing himself."Manchester, William
History "It would be inaccurate to say that Churchill and I conversed. Like Gladstone speaking to Victoria, he addressed me as though I were a one-man House of Commons. It was superb."Manchester, William
History "Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age."Mencken, H. L.
History "Historian: an unsuccessful novelist."Mencken, H. L.
History "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."Mitterrand, Francois
History "The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out."Morrow, Lance
History "We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home."Murrow, Edward R.
History "Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts."Murrow, Edward R.
History "Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquillity, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and Tranquillity to Earth."Nixon, Richard M.
History "I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate..."Nixon, Richard M.
History "You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job."Nixon, Richard M.
History "It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody."Nixon, Richard M.
History "There are people who read too much: bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing."Nixon, Richard M.
History "In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars."Nixon, Richard M.
History "I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one."North, Oliver
History "Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment."O'Connor, Sandra Day
History "He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past."Orwell, George
History "A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood."Patton, Gen George S.
History "Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle."Patton, Gen George S.
History "You will forgive me, ladies and gentlemen, for evoking this memory, but I would be untrue to the history of this century, I would be dishonest with regard to the great cause of man which we all wish to service, if I should keep silence - I who come from the country on whose living body Auschwitz was at one time constructed."Paul II, Pope John
History "I have one thing that counts, and that is my heart; it burns in my soul, it aches in my flesh, and it ignites my nerves: that is my love for the people and Peron."Peron, Evita
History "Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it."Peron, Evita
History "There are some oligarchs that make me want to bite them just as one crunches into a carrot or a radish."Peron, Evita
History "Time is my greatest enemy."Peron, Evita
History "When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas."Peron, Evita
History "Never doubt that you can change history. You already have."Piercy, Marge
History "Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States."Polk, James Knox
History "Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world..."Polk, James Knox
History "90% of my time is spent on 10% of the world."Powell, Colin
History "The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny."Powell, Colin
History "It's a very good historical book about history."Quayle, Dan
History "People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."Quayle, Dan
History "The neutron warhead is a defensive weapon designed to offset the great superiority that the Soviet Union has on the western front against the NATO nations."Reagan, Ronald
History "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."Roosevelt, Franklin D.
History "Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution."Sadat, Anwar
History "bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind."Samaranch, Juan Antonio
History "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."Santayana, George
History "History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there."Santayana, George
History "Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph."Selassie, Haile
History "History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man."Shelley, Percy Bysshe
History "Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24."Shoup, Gen David M.
History "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."Stalin, Joseph
History "It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself."Stein, Gertrude
History "She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world."Stevenson, Adlai E.
History "The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from."Still, John
History "[They can] shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech."Stockdale, Adm James
History "The vanquished themselves prove that history has not lied; like tourists in hell, they took snapshots."Strauss, Theodore
History "Ireland's ruins are historic emotions surrendered to time."Sutton, Horace
History "Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee."Tacitus, 
History "Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend."Thatcher, Margaret
History "It was sheer professionalism and inspiration and the fact that you really cannot have people marching into other people's territory and staying there."Thatcher, Margaret
History "A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us."Thatcher, Margaret
History "To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best."Thatcher, Margaret
History "History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies."Tocqueville, Alexis de
History "Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor."Toynbee, Arnold J.
History "History is a vision of God's creation on the move."Toynbee, Arnold J.
History "The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's."Truman, Harry S.
History "Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically."Tse-Tung, Mao
History "The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion."Tuchman, Barbara W.
History "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."Turner, Adm Stansfield
History "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."Tutu, Bishop Desmond
History "The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice."Twain, Mark
History "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."Wells, H. G.
History "The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future."West, Jessamyn
History "The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend."White, Byron R.
History "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."White, Theodore H.
History "World War II was the last government program that really worked."Will, George F.
History "The future has a way of arriving unannounced."Will, George F.
History "Whatever right the Second Amendment protects is not as important as it was 200 years ago... The government should deconstitutionalize the subject by repealing the embarrasing Amendment."Will, George F.
History "The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."Wilson, Woodrow
History "Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself."Yeats, William Butler


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