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Many are always praising the by-gone time, for it is natural that the old should extol the days of their read more

Many are always praising the by-gone time, for it is natural that the old should extol the days of their youth; the weak, the time of their strength; the sick, the season of their vigor; and the disappointed, the spring-tide of their hopes.

by Caleb Bingham Found in: History Quotes,
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The certainties of one age are the problems of the next.

The certainties of one age are the problems of the next.

by Richard H. Tawney Found in: History Quotes,
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History is the science of things which are not repeated.

History is the science of things which are not repeated.

by Paul Valery Found in: History Quotes,
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History: A distillation of rumor.

History: A distillation of rumor.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: History Quotes,
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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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Mythology: the body of a primitive people's beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deitits and so forth, as distinguished read more

Mythology: the body of a primitive people's beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deitits and so forth, as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: History Quotes,
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History is a confused heap of facts.

History is a confused heap of facts.

by Lord Chesterfield Found in: History Quotes,
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How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?

How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?

by Charles De Gaulle Found in: History Quotes,
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Look to the past for guidance into the future.

Look to the past for guidance into the future.

by Robert Jacob Goodkin Found in: History Quotes,
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