Quotes: history

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.
  • Max Eastman
    Max Eastman
    American writer on literature, philosophy and society 1883-1969
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    A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
  • Georges Clemenceau
    Georges Clemenceau
    French politician, physician, and journalist 1841-1929
    Georges Clemenceau
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    America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
  • Leigh Hunt
    Leigh Hunt
    British poet, essaywriter 1784-1859
    Leigh Hunt
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    Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
    Milton Friedman
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    History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
    Thomas Jefferson
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    I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    It is hard to go beyond your public. If they are satisfied with cheap performance, you will not easily arrive at better. If they know what is good, and require it. you will aspire and burn until you achieve it. But from time to time, in history, men are born a whole age too soon.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly. The proudest palpitations are engulfed in a sewer, where they cease throbbing, as though having reached their natural term: this downfall constitutes the heart's drama and the negative meaning of history.
  • Robert A. Heinlein
    Robert A. Heinlein
    American science fiction writer 1907-1988
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    A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
    Sir Walter Scott
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    A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
  • Norman Cousins
    Norman Cousins
    American Editor, Humanitarian, Author 1915-1990
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    A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
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