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    The contact with manners then is education; and this Thucydides
    appears to assert when he says history is philosophy learned from
    examples.

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The man who sees two or three generations is like someone who sits in a conjurer's booth at a fair read more

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.

by Arnold Schopenhauer Found in: History Quotes,
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Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.

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History: An account, mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

History: An account, mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: History Quotes,
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Throughout history females have picked providers. males have picked anything.

Throughout history females have picked providers. males have picked anything.

by Margaret Mead Found in: History Quotes,
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History is the devil's scripture.

History is the devil's scripture.

by Lord Byron Found in: History Quotes,
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History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always read more

History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always feels uncomfortable.

by John W. Gardner Found in: History Quotes,
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Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.

Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.

by Lee Simonson Found in: History Quotes,
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The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been read more

The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been "great changes.".

by Marcel Proust Found in: History Quotes,
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Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have read more

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!

by Karl Marx Found in: History Quotes,
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