950 Best History Quotes

601.    If you look at U.S. history through religious history, there is very much a motif that shows the importance religion has played in the U.S. We’re a very religious country and it affects the way we look at various political issues.    —   Madeleine Albright
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602.    We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.    —   Juan Antonio Samaranch
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603.    Woz is living his own life now. He hasn’t been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history.    —   Steve Jobs
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604.    I want to write a book which is the history of comedy.    —   John Cleese
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605.    Life moves fast. As much as you can learn from your history, you have to move forward.    —   Eddie Vedder
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606.    Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history.    —   Robert Anton Wilson
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607.    Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.    —   Edward R. Murrow
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608.    To people who remember JFK’s assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father’s coffin.    —   Michael Beschloss
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609.    What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority.    —   Arthur Erickson
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610.    Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.    —   Albert Camus
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611.    A handful of works in history have had a direct impact on social policy: one or two works of Dickens, some of Zola, ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ and, in modern drama, Larry Kramer’s ‘The Normal Heart.’    —   Tony Kushner
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612.    We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations.    —   Franklin P. Adams
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613.    When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.    —   George Washington Carver
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614.    The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.    —   Karl Marx
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615.    Most foreign policies that history has marked highly, in whatever country, have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts.    —   Henry A. Kissinger
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616.    A year is an eternity in politics – though less than a moment in history.    —   Eliot Spitzer
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617.    But when one believes that you’ve been appointed by God for a particular mission in history, you have to be very careful about that, how you speak about that. Where is the self-reflection in that? Where is the humility in that?    —   Jim Wallis
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618.    One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.    —   Albert Schweitzer
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619.    The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice their choice!    —   Dwight D. Eisenhower
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620.    The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.    —   Dwight D. Eisenhower
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621.    Ideas shape the course of history.    —   John Maynard Keynes
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622.    America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.    —   Georges Clemenceau
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623.    I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor – which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history.    —   Sidney Sheldon
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624.    From Jefferson to Jackson to Lincoln to FDR to Reagan, every great president inspires enormous affection and enormous hostility. We’ll all be much saner, I think, if we remember that history is full of surprises and things that seemed absolutely certain one day are often unimaginable the next.    —   Jon Meacham
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625.    Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.    —   Simone Weil
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626.    That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.    —   Aldous Huxley
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627.    If the history of the Day of Atonement has anything to say to us now it is: never relieve individuals of moral responsibility. The more we have, the more we grow.    —   Jonathan Sacks
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628.    It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn’t get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.    —   Richard P. Feynman
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629.    Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain.    —   Gene Tierney
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630.    History’s a resource.    —   Laura Linney
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631.    Every writer has his writing technique – what he can and can’t do to describe something like war or history. I’m not good at writing about those things, but I try because I feel it is necessary to write that kind of thing.    —   Haruki Murakami
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632.    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.    —   Irving R. Kaufman
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633.    Right around the end of the fifties, college students and young people in general, began to realize that this music was almost like a history of our country – this music contained the real history of the people of this country.    —   Jackson Browne
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634.    In a country like France, so ancient, their history is full of outstanding people, so they carry a heavy weight on their back. Who could write in French after Proust or Flaubert?    —   Manuel Puig
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635.    Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay.    —   Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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636.    Our culture’s obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics.    —   Sloane Crosley
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637.    If a secret history of books could be written, and the author’s private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!    —   William Makepeace Thackeray
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638.    Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.    —   Frank Herbert
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639.    The odds are always against you no matter what your previous history is. You have to overcome the tendency to relax.    —   Tom Osborne
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640.    For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.    —   Nicolaus Copernicus
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641.    A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.    —   Marcus Garvey
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642.    Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life.    —   Stephen Ambrose
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643.    Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.    —   Erica Jong
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644.    It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving – as if it were an individual person – its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.    —   Karl Marx
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645.    I like American history.    —   Kevin Costner
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646.    It would be incredibly presumptuous and self-serving of me to believe that Facebook was the end of history. The only way it could possibly be the end of history is if it becomes some sort of artificial super intelligence that takes over the world.    —   Sean Parker
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647.    With our knowledge of modern-day genetics, we realize that it was possible for God to place the potential for all people throughout history into the genes of Adam and Eve when He created them.    —   Walter Lang
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648.    The middle class, one of the great achievements in history, is becoming more of a relic than a reality.    —   Jon Meacham
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649.    A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.    —   Grover Cleveland
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650.    Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can’t construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history.    —   John Polkinghorne
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651.    We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes.    —   Doug Coupland
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652.    Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.    —   Thomas Sowell
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653.    We are not makers of history. We are made by history.    —   Martin Luther King, Jr.
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654.    One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.    —   Robert A. Heinlein
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655.    The majority see the obstacles the few see the objectives history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former.    —   Alfred A. Montapert
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656.    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
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657.    Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.    —   Christopher Columbus
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658.    To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.    —   Charles Babbage
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659.    The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it’s Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women’s rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties.    —   James McGreevey
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660.    There’s a difference between knowing what’s on the page in a history book and actually feeling that page have curves and valleys.    —   Garth Brooks
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661.    The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.    —   Vladimir Lenin
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662.    Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don’t know how much history young women today know about those battles.    —   Sandra Day O’Connor
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663.    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.    —   Aristotle
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664.    I’m a history nut.    —   Billy Joel
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665.    My father and I made genetics history. We were the first African-Americans and the first father and son anywhere to have their genomes sequenced.    —   Henry Louis Gates
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666.    For most of our history, Americans enjoyed both liberty and security from foreign threats.    —   Harry Browne
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667.    Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.    —   Eleanor Roosevelt
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668.    I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president – with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln – just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we’ve got a lot more work to do. And we’re gonna keep on at it.    —   Barack Obama
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669.    History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.    —   B. C. Forbes
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670.    I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.    —   Martin Scorsese
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671.    September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.    —   Tom Ford
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672.    It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own it simply erases your own experience in history.    —   Renata Adler
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673.    Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it’s based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal.    —   Alton Brown
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674.    But every historical statement and legitimization itself moves within a certain relation to history.    —   Martin Heidegger
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675.    Time is my greatest enemy.    —   Evita Peron
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676.    In man – in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they’re occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people’s will is what achieves victory.    —   Hassan Nasrallah
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677.    History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.    —   Konrad Adenauer
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678.    We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.    —   Jose Ortega y Gasset
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679.    We wonder if we will be the first generation in American history to leave our children with fewer opportunities and a less prosperous nation than the one we inherited.    —   Paul Ryan
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680.    We need a better way to talk about eating animals, a way that doesn’t ignore or even just shruggingly accept things like habits, cravings, family and history but rather incorporates them into the conversation. The more they are allowed in, the more able we will be to follow our best instincts.    —   Jonathan Safran Foer
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681.    But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You’re looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues.    —   George H. W. Bush
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682.    I lead no party I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.    —   Muhammad Iqbal
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683.    History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.    —   Joseph Conrad
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684.    History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.    —   Percy Bysshe Shelley
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685.    Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.    —   George Bernard Shaw
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686.    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.    —   Wendell Berry
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687.    Megacollectors suppose they can enter art history by spending astronomical amounts.    —   Jerry Saltz
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688.    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.    —   Hannah Arendt
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689.    But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience.    —   Richard Dawkins
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690.    Cause and effect, the riddle of all history, is a particular devil in financial history and never more so than today, where entire classes of security are collapsing not on public exchanges and stock-tickers but because there are no markets to establish prices this side of nothing.    —   James Buchan
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691.    The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we’d have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense.    —   William J. Clinton
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692.    Gluttony might be innocuous were it not for the fact that gluttons tend to disregard whether their self-serving behaviors harm anyone else. We don’t need to look far and wide to find examples of gluttonous behavior, as they are numerous throughout the history of capitalism.    —   Simon Mainwaring
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693.    Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.    —   Alphonse de Lamartine
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694.    History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.    —   Thomas Jefferson
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695.    It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.    —   Elie Wiesel
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696.    Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.    —   Mason Cooley
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697.    Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest changer in history.    —   Ralph Abernathy
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698.    History does nothing it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.    —   Karl Marx
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699.    The history of liberty is a history of resistance.    —   Woodrow Wilson
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700.    I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ’s standards in your own daily life.    —   Keith O’Brien
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701.    The Deep South has a completely different history, both good and bad, that is fascinating for everybody. It makes people work together who usually don’t, and that sounds like a cliche in so many ways, but it actually happened… and it happened because of a beautiful idea.    —   Genevieve Gorder
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702.    OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.    —   James Nasmyth
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703.    Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war.    —   B. H. Liddell Hart
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704.    I don’t know the history of my sport. I’m not like those people who know everything.    —   Usain Bolt
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705.    ‘Days’ has always been strong as an icon in TV history, and it’s still going on strong and represents the genre of daytime drama so well. I’m proud to be a part of it.    —   Alison Sweeney
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706.    Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.    —   Marge Piercy
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707.    Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead.    —   Marty Meehan
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708.    Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict.    —   Dag Hammarskjold
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709.    In almost every interview someone asks what does HIM stand for. I can’t even remember our latest lie about that. When Hanson was hot, we said it means Hanson Is Murder. The name doesn’t have a particular history. His Infernal Majesty was a totally different band. I think HIM derives from some death metal joke.    —   Ville Valo
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710.    History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.    —   George Santayana
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711.    I’m not sure history has ended.    —   John Bolton
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712.    Sometimes – history needs a push.    —   Vladimir Lenin
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713.    The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion.    —   Samuel Butler
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714.    De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history.    —   Aldous Huxley
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715.    History will point out some of the things I did wrong and some of the things I did right.    —   George H. W. Bush
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716.    Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world’s affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace.    —   Arthur Henderson
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717.    Hip-hop’s always reached out to kids. If you look at the last 10 big albums it might seem ironic. But when I look at the history of this music it’s always had a lot of positivity.    —   LL Cool J
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718.    Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants.    —   Charles Henry Parkhurst
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719.    Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.    —   Octavio Paz
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720.    Texas was such a welcoming place, and with its unbelievable history and tradition, it’s extra special to be a part of that.    —   Ricky Williams
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721.    The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art’s audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.    —   Paul Gauguin
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722.    People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.    —   Dan Quayle
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723.    Live out of your imagination, not your history.    —   Stephen Covey
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724.    A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.    —   George S. Patton
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725.    This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that.    —   John Perkins
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726.    I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing. I contributed. I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me.    —   Brian Clough
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727.    I’m the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.    —   Herbert Hoover
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728.    Black people don’t have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.    —   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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729.    Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.    —   David Brinkley
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730.    Optimists are usually wrong. But all the great change in history, positive change, was done by optimists.    —   Thomas Friedman
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731.    The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.    —   A. Whitney Brown
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732.    The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.    —   Edwin Powell Hubble
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733.    I feel like I’m part of history being made. I leave Apple board meetings thinking, ‘I’ve got to do a better job.’    —   Andrea Jung
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734.    Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.    —   Wole Soyinka
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735.    The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences, to be studied with the intellect alone. That which is receptive in us and that which impinges upon us from history is the reality of man’s being, unfolding itself in thought.    —   Karl Jaspers
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736.    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
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737.    In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?    —   Charles de Gaulle
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738.    What creates freedom? A revolution in the streets? Mass protest? Civil war? A change of government? The ousting of the old guard and its replacement by the new? History, more often than not, shows that hopes raised by such events are often dashed, sooner rather than later.    —   Jonathan Sacks
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739.    So I’m OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was.    —   Sidney Poitier
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740.    Americans believe with all their heart, the vast majority of them, and the vast majority of Floridians, that the United States of America is simply the single greatest nation in all of human history.    —   Marco Rubio
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741.    Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.    —   Harry S. Truman
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742.    What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.    —   Victor Hugo
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743.    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.    —   H. G. Wells
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744.    The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It’s not change, and it’s not hope.    —   Rush Limbaugh
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745.    Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.    —   Madalyn Murray O’Hair
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746.    That’s all a man can hope for during his lifetime – to set an example – and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.    —   William McKinley
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747.    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.    —   Douglas MacArthur
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748.    History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.    —   Edward Gibbon
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749.    Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.    —   Aldous Huxley
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750.    I can see clearly now… that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.    —   Richard M. Nixon
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751.    The message of Passover remains as powerful as ever. Freedom is won not on the battlefield but in the classroom and the home. Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it.    —   Jonathan Sacks
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752.    To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan you should wear it inside, where it functions best.    —   Margaret Thatcher
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753.    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.    —   Queen Elizabeth II
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754.    The fact is that America has been at her most prosperous when government and the private sector have been not at war, but in a wary, if often underplayed, alliance. History is unmistakable on this point.    —   Jon Meacham
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755.    World War II was the last government program that really worked.    —   George Will
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756.    Let’s be very honest about what this is about. It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.    —   Janeane Garofalo
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757.    But I think it’s more that when you’re young, you’re invincible, you’re immortal – or at least you think you are. The possibilities are limitless, you’re inventing the future. Then you get older and suddenly you have a history. It’s fixed. You can’t change anything. I find that a bit disturbing, to be honest.    —   Damien Hirst
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758.    For all of higher civilization’s recorded history, becoming a man was defined overwhelmingly as taking responsibility for a family.    —   Dennis Prager
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759.    All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize, and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home, they export it, in a certain way, by war they make it tour the world.    —   Victor Cousin
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760.    Their memory’s like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can’t remember Tell the things you can’t forget that History puts a saint in every dream.    —   Tom Waits
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761.    We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.    —   Edward R. Murrow
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762.    I had a go at changing history – maybe not all by myself – I fought at the battle of Normandy, I slogged through the Ardennes, and I celebrated the liberation of Paris on the streets with beautiful French girls throwing flowers at me. I said good-bye to my first true love and discovered what I really wanted to do with my life.    —   LeRoy Neiman
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763.    To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future.    —   Daisaku Ikeda
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764.    Everything was going my way. I was happily marching into the history books. Then it all just fell apart.    —   George Michael
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765.    And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.    —   Lord Acton
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766.    Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do.    —   Paul Simon
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767.    Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!    —   Nikita Khrushchev
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768.    Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.    —   Will Durant
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769.    That great dust-heap called ‘history’.    —   Augustine Birrell
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770.    The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally.    —   Carroll Quigley
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771.    The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,… Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don’t want to do that and that’s their decision.    —   Ho Chi Minh
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772.    I don’t seem to be able to learn from experience or anything useful. History doesn’t help me. Precedents don’t inform my experience.    —   Bill Nighy
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773.    Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.    —   Hermann Hesse
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774.    The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.    —   Karl Marx
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775.    I don’t really think of things in terms of legacy or where I stand in the history of Nintendo or anything like that.    —   Shigeru Miyamoto
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776.    Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself. This is the fractal of our flag. It stands for the right to destroy itself.    —   Ken Kesey
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777.    If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption.    —   Josh McDowell
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778.    The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.    —   Jessamyn West
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779.    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.    —   Desmond Tutu
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780.    An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.    —   William Manchester
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781.    Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most.    —   Norman Mailer
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782.    Why shouldn’t rap be esoteric, able to take in current events, history and criticism? I guess it’s this old idea of containment – that rappers, because they’re black, can’t and shouldn’t aspire to look outside the ghetto for influence.    —   Saul Williams
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783.    For all history up to the end of the Cold War, summit meetings were historic and dramatic occasions, when leaders who controlled the destiny of much of the world met to change the world.    —   Conrad Black
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784.    We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.    —   Timothy Leary
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785.    The Supreme Court’s only armor is the cloak of public trust its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.    —   Irving R. Kaufman
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786.    I don’t have space to enter into the examples or the history of this, so I’m left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct.    —   Vivienne Westwood
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787.    But whenever history is in the making, there’s some kind of intangible feeling.    —   Krist Novoselic
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788.    For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.    —   Margaret Mead
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789.    When you think of how history is revealed, we know certain things to be facts at certain periods of time, which turn out not to be so factual as time marches on.    —   John Malkovich
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790.    The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue.    —   David Hume
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791.    History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions.    —   Ken Burns
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792.    World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man.    —   Jon Meacham
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793.    Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically.    —   Robert Mugabe
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794.    I normally ignore the History Channel.    —   Diablo Cody
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795.    Throughout history no one has suffered more than God. He has suffered because his own children fell away from him. Ever since the Fall, God has been working tirelessly for the restoration of mankind. People do not know this brokenhearted aspect of God.    —   Sun Myung Moon
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796.    There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens.    —   Coretta Scott King
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797.    You have to look at history as an evolution of society.    —   Jean Chretien
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798.    Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.    —   Herbert Hoover
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799.    When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity.    —   Robert Anton Wilson
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800.    Imagine a part of the U.S.A., from which the U.S.A. started – where is the cradle of your history? This is Kosovo for Serbia.    —   Novak Djokovic
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