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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Don't brood on what's past, but never forget it either. (Quote by - Thomas H. Raddall)

Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don't count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it! (Quote by - Edwin C. Bliss)

It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature. (Quote by - Smyrns of Chios)

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. (Quote by - Franklin D. Roosevelt)

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one. (Quote by - Oliver North)

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield. (Quote by - Dwight D. Eisenhower)

I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action. (Quote by - Fidel Castro)

History knows no resting place and no plateaus. (Quote by - Henry Kissinger)

Many are always praising the by-gone time, for it is natural that the old should extol the days of their youth; the weak, the time of their strength; the sick, the season of their vigor; and the disappointed, the spring-tide of their hopes. (Quote by - Caleb Bingham)

History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always feels uncomfortable. (Quote by - John W. Gardner)

You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes, they waste their deaths on us. (Quote by - C. D. Andrews)

I cannot be indifferent to the assassination of a member of my profession, We should be obliged to shut up business if we, the Kings, were to consider the assassination of Kings as of no consequence at all. (Quote by - Edward Vii)

The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible. (Quote by - Jacques Chirac)

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him. (Quote by - Herbert Hoover)

I have read somewhere or other, in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, I think, that history is philosophy teaching by examples. (Quote by - Henry St. John Bolingbroke)

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. (Quote by - George Clemenceau)

Had Cleopatra's nose been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been different. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

History: A distillation of rumor. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

There is properly no history, only biography. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent. (Quote by - Stendhal)

We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. (Quote by - Nathanael Greene)

History is a vast early warning system. (Quote by - Norman Cousins)

What is a society without a heroic dimension? (Quote by - Jean Baudrillard)

Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquillity, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and Tranquillity to Earth. (Quote by - Richard M. Nixon)


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