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I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one. (Quote by - Cato The Elder)

History is the essence of innumerable Biographies. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense. (Quote by - George Ade)

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. (Quote by - James A. Baldwin)

What most impresses us about great jurists is not their tenacious grasps of fine points, honed almost to invisibility; it is the moment when we are suddently aware of the sweep and direction of the law, and its place in the lives of men. (Quote by - Irving R. Kaufman)

History is philosophy learned from examples. (Quote by - Dionysius Of Halicarnassus)

The people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally. (Quote by - Saki)

History is past politics; and politics present history. (Quote by - John Seeley)

My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial. (Quote by - Charles De Gaulle)

What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once. (Quote by - Virginia Woolf)

It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk. (Quote by - Rebecca West)

History is just a portrayal of crimes and misfortunes. (Quote by - Voltaire)

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes. (Quote by - Bertolt Brecht)

It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it. (Quote by - Kenneth Auchincloss)

All history . . . is an inarticulate Bible. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

And read their history in a nation's eyes. (Quote by - Thomas Gray)

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back. (Quote by - William O. Douglas)

Throughout history females have picked providers. males have picked anything. (Quote by - Margaret Mead)

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows. (Quote by - Dante Alighieri)

Miserable creatures, thrown for a moment on the surface of this little pile of mud, is it decreed that one half of the flock should be the persecutor of the other? Is it for you, mankind, to pronounce on what is good and what is evil? (Quote by - Marquis De Sade)

I cannot sing the old songs, Or dream those dreams again,. (Quote by - Charlotte Barnard)

Anecdotes are the gleaming toys of history. The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed and hopes that have been disappointed. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)


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