950 Best History Quotes

201.    From Caesar’s legions to the Napoleonic wars. From the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the industrial revolution to the defeat of nazism. We have helped to write European history, and Europe has helped write ours.    —   David Cameron
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202.    If we got into a situation where people start burning our records, then bring it on. That’s the whole point. The gloaming has begun. We’re in the darkness. This has happened before. Go read some history.    —   Thom Yorke
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John F Kennedy History is a relentless master It has no present

203.    From a reality perspective, I’m sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don’t know what is.    —   Jennifer Granholm
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204.    Serbian history tells that the family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family.    —   Novak Djokovic
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205.    You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.    —   Arthur Ashe
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206.    I’m not keen on history being tampered with… to any extent.    —   Daniel Day-Lewis
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207.    All through history, there have always been movements where business was not just about the accumulation of proceeds but also for the public good.    —   Anita Roddick
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208.    The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.    —   Muhammad Iqbal
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209.    He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be – a student of history and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.    —   A. J. P. Taylor
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210.    No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.    —   Richard M. Nixon
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211.    The nation is faced with one of the most corporate-orientated anti-consumer Congresses in our history.    —   Ralph Nader
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212.    Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.    —   John F. Kennedy
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213.    The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities.    —   Susan Sontag
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214.    My sense of the family history is somewhat sketchy, because my mother kept a great deal to herself.    —   Julie Andrews
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215.    Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but to stand there and take it.    —   Lyndon B. Johnson
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216.    History is Philosophy teaching by example.    —   Thucydides
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217.    Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24.    —   David M. Shoup
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218.    The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.    —   Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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219.    I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.    —   David Attenborough
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220.    People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.    —   James A. Baldwin
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221.    I was reading a book… ‘the history of glue’ – I couldn’t put it down.    —   Tim Vine
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222.    I thought I had to make an impact on history. I had to become the greatest choreographer of my time. That was my mission. Posterity deals with us however it sees fit. But I gave it 20 years of my best shot.    —   Twyla Tharp
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223.    The history of art is the history of revivals.    —   Samuel Butler
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224.    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.    —   John F. Kennedy
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225.    Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.    —   Barbara Ehrenreich
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226.    The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history.    —   Kim Il-sung
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227.    A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections.    —   Washington Irving
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228.    With copious evidence ranging from Plato’s haughtiness to Beethoven’s tirades, we may conclude that the most brilliant people of history tend to be a prickly lot.    —   Stephen Jay Gould
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229.    Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.    —   Mao Zedong
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230.    The biggest danger to the European Union comes not from those who advocate change, but from those who denounce new thinking as heresy. In its long history Europe has experience of heretics who turned out to have a point.    —   David Cameron
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231.    I don’t have a long family history of good cooks in my family.    —   Bobby Flay
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John F Kennedy If we cannot now end our differences at least we can

232.    I don’t think that there’s been one example in history where somebody has openly talked about their personal life and it’s done them any good.    —   Rashida Jones
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233.    Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry.    —   Conrad Hall
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234.    I don’t see women and think of them as competition or with judgment. Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we’ve been mistreated throughout history in different countries, including America. I admire women.    —   Salma Hayek
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235.    I’m trying to make a case for those people who don’t have a sense of belonging that they should have, that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging, and recasting and looking at our modern history.    —   Billy Bragg
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236.    Great writing can be done in biography, history, art.    —   V. S. Naipaul
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237.    I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.    —   John Thune
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238.    As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics.    —   Hillary Clinton
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239.    It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.    —   Hannah Arendt
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240.    Cameramen are among the most extraordinarily able and competent people I know. They have to have an insight into natural history that gives them a sixth sense of what the creature is going to do, so they can be ready to follow.    —   David Attenborough
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241.    For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.    —   Virginia Woolf
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242.    All history is incomprehensible without Christ.    —   Ernest Renan
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243.    Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency by planning to obtain it.    —   James A. Garfield
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244.    The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.    —   Jacques Chirac
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245.    A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.    —   Margaret Thatcher
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246.    At an incredibly divisive point in pop history, Donna Summer managed to create an undeniable across-the-board experience of mass pleasure – after ‘Bad Girls,’ nobody ever tried claiming disco sucked again. It set the template for what Michael Jackson would do a few months later with ‘Off The Wall.’    —   Rob Sheffield
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247.    There is a widespread difficulty in the Muslim world, which has to do with how the people are taught about examining their own history. A whole range of stuff has been placed off limits.    —   Salman Rushdie
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248.    A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.    —   Mahatma Gandhi
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249.    The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.    —   Carl T. Rowan
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250.    I’m not one of those who wants to purge our society of our Christian history.    —   Richard Dawkins
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251.    It’s a struggle but that’s why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again.    —   Audre Lorde
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252.    Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we’ve done that before.    —   Matt Groening
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253.    History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.    —   Anatole France
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254.    So many people of color who made major contributions to American history have been trapped in the purgatory of history.    —   Henry Louis Gates
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255.    For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals, in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history.    —   Michael Pollan
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256.    I’m really interested in modern history, but to fulfill a History degree at Brown you have to do modern and pre-modern.    —   Emma Watson
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257.    Macon has such a rich musical history – and the state of Georgia, as well.    —   Jason Aldean
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258.    Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word.    —   Mason Cooley
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259.    Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.    —   Bertrand Russell
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260.    Hollywood has a history of raising expectations beyond Washington’s reach, of appealing to the very American desire to mythologize political leaders, particularly the president.    —   Ron Fournier
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John F Kennedy We would like to live as we once lived but history

261.    In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.    —   Charles Darwin
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262.    So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized, needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe, and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history.    —   Murray Gell-Mann
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263.    History should be written as philosophy.    —   Voltaire
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264.    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
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265.    No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.    —   Ellen Glasgow
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266.    It’s a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don’t come along very often so I thought, ‘Why not?’    —   Daniel Craig
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267.    Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly.    —   Arthur Schopenhauer
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268.    Over the objections, where they sound like squealing pigs, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino. And they want to repeal it.    —   Joe Biden
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269.    France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster.    —   Johnny Depp
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270.    The Carter Center has the only existing international taskforce on disease eradication. Which means a total elimination of a disease on the face of the Earth. In the history of the world, there’s only been one disease eradicated: smallpox. The second disease, I think, is gonna be guinea worm.    —   Jimmy Carter
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271.    Revolutions are the locomotives of history.    —   Karl Marx
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272.    We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history. We were born in a violent revolution, and we’ve been in wars ever since. We’re not a pacific people.    —   James Lee Burke
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273.    Violence is a part of America. I don’t want to single out rap music. Let’s be honest. America’s the most violent country in the history of the world, that’s just the way it is. We’re all affected by it.    —   Spike Lee
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274.    Accuracy is paramount in every detail of a work of history. Here’s my rule: Ask yourself, ‘Did this thing happen?’ If the answer is yes, then it’s historical. Then ask, ‘Did this thing happen precisely this way?’ If the answer is yes, then it’s history if the answer is no, not precisely this way, then it’s historical drama.    —   Tony Kushner
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275.    China has all the advantages in the world. But it doesn’t have a history of free thinking, risk-taking pioneers – the kind of people the U.S. is built upon.    —   James Dyson
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276.    Then I despair… I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always.    —   Andre Malraux
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277.    History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.    —   Johan Huizinga
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278.    There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.    —   Harry S. Truman
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279.    All humanity is passion without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.    —   Honore de Balzac
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280.    There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.    —   Ansel Adams
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281.    What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world.    —   Emir Kusturica
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282.    The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.    —   Eric Hoffer
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283.    You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was.    —   Leopold Von Ranke
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284.    The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.    —   Peter Berger
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285.    Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.    —   Pope John Paul II
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286.    My argument is that War makes rattling good history but Peace is poor reading.    —   Thomas Hardy
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287.    I think you can learn from history.    —   Chuck Norris
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288.    There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment – and you start to decline.    —   Andy Grove
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289.    When it comes to true humility in the face of history, nothing beats complete silence.    —   Lev Grossman
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Mahatma Gandhi A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable

290.    For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.    —   Hubert H. Humphrey
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291.    If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.    —   E. O. Wilson
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292.    Religious belief, like history itself, is a story that is always unfolding, always subject to inquiry and ripe for questioning. For without doubt there is no faith.    —   Jon Meacham
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293.    Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s hard to take being on the top – or on the bottom. I guess I’m something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things… Life is one crisis after another.    —   Richard M. Nixon
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294.    Well, I think that California has had a history of always spending more money than it takes in.    —   Arnold Schwarzenegger
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295.    We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people – history has made us all South Africans.    —   Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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296.    Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.    —   Dag Hammarskjold
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297.    In history people dressed much better than we do today.    —   Vivienne Westwood
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298.    They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.    —   James Stockdale
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299.    You’re going to relegate my history to a month.    —   Morgan Freeman
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300.    He could have made it right with the book. But he hasn’t. He is a revisionist of history. He has lied.    —   Monica Lewinsky
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301.    History could pass for a scarlet text, its jot and title graven red in human blood.    —   Eldridge Cleaver
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302.    And I can tell you that history will back up what I’m about to say and that is that there is no government run by conservatives, Republicans, put whoever you want there, if you give government the opportunity to spend more money than it has, it will do it. It will do it every time.    —   Marco Rubio
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303.    Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books – but it is terrible when one has to live it.    —   Jean Anouilh
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304.    Meditation while walking has a long, noble history in ancient spiritual disciplines.    —   Andrew Weil
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305.    The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.    —   Lord Acton
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306.    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.    —   Lance Morrow
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307.    In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.    —   Salman Rushdie
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308.    There aren’t just bad people that commit genocide we are all capable of it. It’s our evolutionary history.    —   James Lovelock
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309.    I don’t think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.    —   Richard M. Nixon
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310.    No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it.    —   Alfred North Whitehead
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311.    Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.    —   Harry S. Truman
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312.    In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.    —   Leo Tolstoy
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313.    History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.    —   Ted Koppel
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314.    These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.    —   Michael N. Castle
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315.    From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.    —   Aldous Huxley
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316.    The year 2008 was a reminder to those who had forgotten that there is such a thing as history and that the cycle of famine and feast in commerce, first identified in antiquity and well understood in the Middle Ages, was not suddenly abolished in modern times.    —   James Buchan
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317.    The great drama of Russian history has been between its state and society. Put simply, Russia has always had too much state and not enough society.    —   Fareed Zakaria
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318.    History passes the final judgment.    —   Sidney Poitier
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Margaret Thatcher A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable

319.    History shows that when the church accommodates culture, it weakens it.    —   Rick Warren
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320.    Our history is not our destiny.    —   Alan Cohen
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321.    But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won’t. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place.    —   Dan Rather
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322.    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
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323.    If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.    —   Thomas Merton
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324.    Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.    —   Mao Zedong
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325.    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.    —   Kofi Annan
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326.    I went to Ohio University studying arts and history, and playing football. But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports. I only did the minimum for school.    —   Ed O’Neill
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327.    Throughout this country’s history there have of course been systematic efforts to create an official underclass.    —   Eric Liu
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328.    History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.    —   Voltaire
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329.    There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.    —   David Hume
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330.    This is what I wanted. They tell me that London is the best field in history. I wanted to be part of that. Because everyone will be there it will be a wonderful challenge for me. You can see the best runners, how they look, how they run. For me to beat the best is what counts.    —   Haile Gebrselassie
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331.    World history is tragic.    —   Friedrich Durrenmatt
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332.    Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.    —   Honore de Balzac
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333.    The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.    —   Ambrose Bierce
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334.    Film is the manipulative medium par excellence. When you think back on the history of film and the 20th century, you see the propaganda that’s been made. So there are moral demands on the director to treat the spectators as seriously as he or she takes himself and not to see them merely as victims that can be manipulated to whatever ends they have.    —   Michael Haneke
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335.    The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.    —   Franz Kafka
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336.    But, it’s because we have a harder way to succeed in life as Serbs because of the past that we had and because of the history that we had. We have to dig deeper and we have to do much more in order to be seen and to be spotted.    —   Novak Djokovic
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337.    We’ve been a country that’s been fortunate to be protected by two oceans, to not have serious attacks on our territory for most of our history. And we were unfortunately reminded in a very devastating way of our vulnerability.    —   Condoleezza Rice
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338.    Rome – the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.    —   George Eliot
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339.    For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.    —   Louis L’Amour
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340.    Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation’s founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.    —   Joe Barton
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341.    The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.    —   Jimmy Carter
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342.    When it went on the air, the sales department hated it. It was the highest advertising pullout show in the history of NBC. At the early focus groups, people were saying, ‘Who are these people? Why should we watch them?    —   Dick Wolf
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343.    The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development.    —   Aung San Suu Kyi
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344.    Be as a tower firmly set Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.    —   Dante Alighieri
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345.    Black history is American history.    —   Morgan Freeman
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346.    It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.    —   Woodrow Wilson
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347.    The history of our country is cruel. We have to face those issues or, should I say, we had to. Not anymore I hope, because we are going in the right direction, and we are ready to forgive, ready to move on.    —   Novak Djokovic
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348.    From tea parties to the election in Massachusetts, we are witnessing the single greatest political pushback in American history.    —   Marco Rubio
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349.    And thus goes segregation which is the most far-reaching development in the history of the Negro since the enslavement of the race.    —   Carter G. Woodson
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350.    People don’t always realize that my parents shared a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and of history.    —   Caroline Kennedy
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351.    My major allegiance has been to storytelling, not to history.    —   Russell Banks
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352.    After the Berlin Wall came down I visited that city and I will never forget it. The abandoned checkpoints. The sense of excitement about the future. The knowledge that a great continent was coming together. Healing those wounds of our history is the central story of the European Union.    —   David Cameron
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353.    In the old days… it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn’t have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn’t use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes.    —   David Attenborough
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354.    Becoming emancipated at 14, my life wasn’t normal. I didn’t have to go to school, so I didn’t. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company, Flower Films, and producing movies. Now that I’m almost 30, I would like to try other things in lie. I’m crazy about photography, and I want to take an art history class.    —   Drew Barrymore
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355.    History is written by the victors.    —   Winston Churchill
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356.    The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.    —   Walter Bagehot
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357.    History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed art has remembered the people, because they created.    —   William Morris
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358.    I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.    —   Eddie Izzard
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359.    History takes time. History makes memory.    —   Gertrude Stein
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360.    The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual – for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.    —   M. Scott Peck
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361.    The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.    —   Nancy Pelosi
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362.    A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.    —   Norman Cousins
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363.    The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.    —   Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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364.    The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.    —   Irving R. Kaufman
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365.    Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.    —   Arnold J. Toynbee
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366.    All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once!    —   Camille Paglia
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367.    Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history.    —   Norman Borlaug
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368.    More people have more access to more readers for less money than ever before in history. It means a lot of dross but it means a lot of very talented people can find and nurture a readership in ways that were not possible twenty years ago. From a creative perspective, that is all that writing is about.    —   John Hodgman
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369.    If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President Can’t Swim.’    —   Lyndon B. Johnson
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370.    Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?    —   Pat Robertson
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371.    Whatever we do or fail to do will influence the course of history.    —   Arthur Henderson
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372.    History has not dealt kindly with the aftermath of protracted periods of low risk premiums.    —   Alan Greenspan
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373.    It’s a very good historical book about history.    —   Dan Quayle
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374.    History is the science of things which are not repeated.    —   Paul Valery
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375.    I think that the entertainment industry itself has a history of chasing success. Any time a hit product comes out, all the other companies start chasing after that success and trying to recreate it by putting out similar products.    —   Shigeru Miyamoto
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376.    The people who have really made history are the martyrs.    —   Aleister Crowley
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377.    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?    —   Jackie Kennedy
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378.    Minimalism seems closest to the sophisticated storytelling of movies. Movies have really educated contemporary audiences to be the most intelligent, sophisticated audiences in history. We don’t any longer need to have the relationship between one scene and the next explained. We will figure it out ourselves.    —   Chuck Palahniuk
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379.    While history never repeats itself, political patterns do.    —   Eric Alterman
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380.    Libraries are not made, they grow.    —   Augustine Birrell
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381.    At times, we were forced to go through a history of dependence, unable to determine our own destiny. But today, we are at the threshold of a new turning point.    —   Roh Moo-hyun
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382.    Religion is part of the human make-up. It’s also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy.    —   Christopher Hitchens
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383.    The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.    —   Richard M. Nixon
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384.    I’ve been fortunate over my career to make a little history on the 16th hole at Augusta National.    —   Jack Nicklaus
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385.    We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours?    —   Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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386.    I know there’s some kind of history to mountain music-like it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition.    —   Loretta Lynn
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387.    I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians.    —   Elton John
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388.    Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.    —   Margaret Thatcher
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389.    Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business.    —   Eddie Bernice Johnson
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390.    Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology.    —   Jonathan Sacks
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391.    Natural history is not about producing fables.    —   David Attenborough
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392.    If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.    —   C. S. Lewis
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393.    Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.    —   Jacques Yves Cousteau
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394.    The UK is not going to leave the European Union. Of course not. We are inextricably wound up with Europe. In terms of culture, history and geography, we are a European nation.    —   Nick Clegg
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395.    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 Kennedy
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396.    A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.    —   David Hume
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397.    Of course the Republicans have long wanted to privatize Social Security and destroy it. But Social Security has been the most important and valuable social program in the history of the United States.    —   Bernie Sanders
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398.    All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.    —   Moliere
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399.    Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.    —   Thomas Jefferson
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400.    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.    —   Douglas MacArthur
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