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"I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power."
"A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us."
Author: Thatcher Quotes Category: History Quotes English Leader Quotes
"Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds."
"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."
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
"God cannot alter the past, though historians can."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: History Quotes British Poet Quotes
"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man."
"History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there."
"History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools."
Author: Bierce Quotes Category: History Quotes
"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."
"I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm."
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
"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."
"The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice."
"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."
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
"To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best."
"What is history but a fable agreed upon?"
"Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself."

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