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    Anecdotes are the gleaming toys of history. The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed and hopes that have been disappointed.

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There is no life that does not contribute to history.

There is no life that does not contribute to history.

by Dorothy West Found in: History Quotes,
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History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history.

History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history.

by Clarence Darrow Found in: History Quotes,
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A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts. The creation of a
thousand forests is in one acorn, and read more

A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts. The creation of a
thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul,
Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: History Quotes,
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What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once.

What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once.

by Virginia Woolf Found in: History Quotes,
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Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it

Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it

by Oscar Wilde Found in: History Quotes,
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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: History Quotes,
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The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed and hopes that have been read more

The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed and hopes that have been disappointed.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: History Quotes,
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Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to read more

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.

by Richard M. Nixon Found in: History Quotes,
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The multitude of fools is a protection to the wise.

The multitude of fools is a protection to the wise.

by Marcus T. Cicero Found in: History Quotes,
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