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The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. (Quote by - Billy Joel)

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. (Quote by - Gen Douglas Macarthur)

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects. (Quote by - Herodotus)

Wit is the lowest form of humor. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Failure is impossible. (Quote by - Susan B. Anthony)

We will hereafter believe less history than ever, now that we have seen how it is made. (Quote by - Don Herold)

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there. (Quote by - George Santayana)

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a peace conference, you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes. (Quote by - Joseph Stalin)

History is fond of her grandchildren, for it offers them the marrow of the bones, which the previous generation had hurt its hands in breaking. (Quote by - Nikolai Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky)

And history with all her volumes vast, Hath but one page. (Quote by - George Gordon Noel Byron)

All history is a Bible--a thing stated in words by me more than once. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole. (Quote by - Vicki Baum)

With the Kennedys, the genes are in magnificent alignment, but the stars are demonstrably crossed. (Quote by - John Carman)

When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. (Quote by - Eugene V. Debs)

How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese? (Quote by - Charles De Gaulle)

History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history. (Quote by - Clarence Darrow)

It was sheer professionalism and inspiration and the fact that you really cannot have people marching into other people's territory and staying there. (Quote by - Margaret Thatcher)

Nostalgia is a seductive liar. (Quote by - George W. Ball)

Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past. (Quote by - Francis Herbert Hedge)

Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years. (Quote by - Will Durant)

The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the compass, gunpowder, and printing. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

There are no extraordinary men just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with. (Quote by - Adm William Halsey)

It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that. (Quote by - Alan Alda)

Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else. (Quote by - Heywood Broun)

History: An account, mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)


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