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

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Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great read more

Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great actor playing himself.

by William Manchester Found in: History Quotes,
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A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man read more

A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who by indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning, would have proved a coward.

by Earl Of Chesterfield 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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The reign of Antoninus is marked by the rare advantage of
furnishing very few materials for history, which is read more

The reign of Antoninus is marked by the rare advantage of
furnishing very few materials for history, which is indeed little
more than the register of the crimes, and misfortunes of mankind.

by Edward Gibbon Found in: History Quotes,
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History is philosophy learned from examples.

History is philosophy learned from examples.

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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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History would be wonderful thing - if it were only true.

History would be wonderful thing - if it were only true.

by Leo Tolstoy Found in: History Quotes,
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The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once read more

The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude.

by Andrea Dworkin Found in: History Quotes,
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We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, read more

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.

by Tony Blair Found in: History Quotes,
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