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The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

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The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

by Woodrow Wilson Found in: History Quotes,
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Tyranny destroys or strengthens the individual; freedom enervates him, until he becomes no more than a puppet. Man has more read more

Tyranny destroys or strengthens the individual; freedom enervates him, until he becomes no more than a puppet. Man has more chances of saving himself by hell than by paradise.

by E. M. Cioran Found in: History Quotes,
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History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy.

History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy.

by Augustine Birrell 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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You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes, they waste their deaths on us.

You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes, they waste their deaths on us.

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History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.

History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.

by George Santayana Found in: History Quotes,
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If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has read more

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.

by Joseph Stalin Found in: History Quotes,
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Even the Germans did not succeed in doing the damage you propose to do.

Even the Germans did not succeed in doing the damage you propose to do.

by Edward Finlason Found in: History Quotes,
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