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Quotes about the topic of "History"

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew." - Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." - Mahatma Gandhi
"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." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." - Thomas Jefferson
"The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice." - Mark Twain
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." - Winston Churchill
"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." - Winston Churchill
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." - Desmond Tutu
"To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan you should wear it inside, where it functions best." - Margaret Thatcher
"History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside." - John F. Kennedy
"If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity." - John F. Kennedy
"We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it." - John F. Kennedy
"Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend." - Margaret Thatcher
"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all." - George Washington
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
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"France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster." - Johnny Depp
"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong
"The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds." - William James
"I came, I saw, I conquered." - Julius Caesar
"A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us." - Margaret Thatcher
"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." - Edmund Burke
"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." - George Washington Carver
"A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood." - George S. Patton
"Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle." - George S. Patton
"History is more or less bunk." - Henry Ford
"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." - Aldous Huxley
"The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost." - M. Scott Peck
"History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools." - Ambrose Bierce
"Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." - John Quincy Adams