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I saw Chungking for the first time more than 40 years ago - a city of hills and mists, of grays and lavenders, two rivers shaping it to a point and the cliff rising above me like a challenge. (Quote by - Theodore H. White)

A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who by indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning, would have proved a coward. (Quote by - Earl Of Chesterfield)

Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining. (Quote by - Saul Bellow)

I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I'm wrong, I am inclined to agree with him. (Quote by - Henry Adams)

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. (Quote by - John F. Kennedy)

It is not the literal past, the facts of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language. (Quote by - Brian Friel)

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)

The supreme, the merciless, the destroyer of opposition, the exalted King, the shepherd, the protector of the quarters of the world, the King the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced mighty and merciless Kings from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same to acknowledge one supremacy. (Quote by - Ashurnasirpal)

Look to the past for guidance into the future. (Quote by - Robert Jacob Goodkin)

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that History has to teach. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual intervention of civilization. (Quote by - Clarence Darrow)

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there. (Quote by - Anon.)

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks. (Quote by - Randall Jarrell)

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. (Quote by - Wendell Berry)

Just as philosophy is the study of other people's misconceptions, so history is the study of other people's mistakes. (Quote by - Phillip Guedalla)

History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past. (Quote by - A.j.p. Taylor)

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future. (Quote by - Jessamyn West)

A land without ruins is a land without memories--a land without memories is a land without history. (Quote by - Abram Joseph Ryan)

What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted. (Quote by - Oliver Cromwell)

Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness. (Quote by - Karl Marx)

While we read history we make history. (Quote by - George William Curtis)

Ireland's ruins are historic emotions surrendered to time. (Quote by - Horace Sutton)

The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians. (Quote by - Margaret Thatcher)

It has been said that although God cannot alter the past, historians can --it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that He tolerates their existence. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)


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