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History is the devil's scripture. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise. (Quote by - Henry A. Kissinger)

The long historian of my country's woes. (Quote by - Smyrns of Chios)

The function of posterity is to look after itself. (Quote by - Dylan Thomas)

I have no history but the length of my bones. (Quote by - Robin Skelton)

All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this. (Quote by - Gustav Flaubert)

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world (Quote by - James Knox Polk)

You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch. (Quote by - George M. Humphrey)

History teaches us that whenever a weak and ignorant people possess a thing which a strong and enlightened people want, it must be yielded up peaceably. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

What want these outlaws conquerors should have But History's purchased page to call them great? (Quote by - George Gordon Noel Byron)

The lessons of history? There are four: The bee fertilizes the flower it robs; whom the gods would destroy they first make mad with power; the mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceeding small; when it is dark enough, you can see the stars. (Quote by - Charles A. Beard)

History is something that never happened, written by a man who wasn't there. (Quote by - Anon.)

The main thing is to make history, not to write it. (Quote by - Otto Von Bismarck)

In a certain sense all men are historians. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

The historian sees backward. In the end he also believes backward. (Quote by - Frederich Wilhelm Nietzche)

The reign of Antoninus is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history, which is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, and misfortunes of mankind. (Quote by - Edward Gibbon)

The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. (Quote by - Voltaire)

There is no life that does not contribute to history. (Quote by - Dorothy West)

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: President Can't Swim. (Quote by - Lyndon B. Johnson)

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it. (Quote by - George Orwell)

Bardot, Byron, Hitler, Hemingway, Monroe, Sade: we do not require our heroes to be subtle, just to be big. Then we can depend on someone to make them subtle. (Quote by - D. J. Enright)

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. (Quote by - Dan Quayle)

Men after death are understood worse than men of the present, but heard better. (Quote by - Frederich Wilhelm Nietzche)


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