History Quotes


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"Historian: an unsuccessful novelist"
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"September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world"
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"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe"
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"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history"
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"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon"
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"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever"
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"The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield"
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"Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle"
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"A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood"
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"Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds"
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"To people who remember JFK's assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin"
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"We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world"
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"The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down"
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"Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it"
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"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history"
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"90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world"
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"Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business"
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"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"
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"Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things"
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"We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre"
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"Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment"
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"We learned the value of research in World War II"
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"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"
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"Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend"
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"A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us"
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"The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened"
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"Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man's first attempts to order his view of the outside world"
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"It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise"
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"An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome"
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"We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind"
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