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Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. (Quote by - Henry B. Adams)

Every historian discloses a new horizon. (Quote by - George Sand)

History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten. (Quote by - George Santayana)

History is a confused heap of facts. (Quote by - Lord Chesterfield)

The game of History is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of thr majority in the middle. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

No historian can take part with--or against--the forces he has to study. To him even the extinction of the human race should merely be a fact to be grouped with other vital statistics. (Quote by - Henry Brooks Adams)

History is an illogical record. It hinges on nothing. It is a story that changes, and has accidents, and recovers with scars. (Quote by - Gretel Ehrlich)

History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play on the dead. (Quote by - Voltaire)

History repeats itself; historians repeat each other. (Quote by - Philip Guedalla)

History is the ship carrying living memories to the future. (Quote by - Stephen Spender)

The man who sees two or three generations is like someone who sits in a conjurer's booth at a fair and sees the tricks two or three times. They are meant to be seen only once. (Quote by - Arnold Schopenhauer)

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world -- or the last. (Quote by - John F. Kennedy)

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind. (Quote by - Edward Gibbon)

Happy is the nation without a history. (Quote by - Cesare di Bonesana Beccaria)

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield. (Quote by - Gen Douglas Macarthur)

History -- its what those bitter old men write. (Quote by - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis)

What is history but a fable agreed upon? (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things. (Quote by - Edward M. Kennedy)

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history. (Quote by - Francois Mitterrand)

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies. (Quote by - Alexis De Tocqueville)

To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past. (Quote by - Charles J. Givens)

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically. (Quote by - Mao Tse-tung)

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. (Quote by - Marge Piercy)

Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes. (Quote by - Paul Eldridge)


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