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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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Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they read more

Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were.

by Lawrence Durrell Found in: History Quotes,
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I have read somewhere or other, in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, I
think, that history is philosophy teaching by examples.

I have read somewhere or other, in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, I
think, that history is philosophy teaching by examples.

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The function of posterity is to look after itself.

The function of posterity is to look after itself.

by Dylan Thomas Found in: History Quotes,
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What is a society without a heroic dimension?

What is a society without a heroic dimension?

by Unknown Found in: Heroism Quotes, History Quotes,
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Just as philosophy is the study of other people's misconceptions, so history is the study of other people's mistakes.

Just as philosophy is the study of other people's misconceptions, so history is the study of other people's mistakes.

by Phillip Guedalla Found in: History Quotes,
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I saw Chungking for the first time more than 40 years ago - a city of hills and mists, of read more

I saw Chungking for the first time more than 40 years ago - a city of hills and mists, of grays and lavenders, two rivers shaping it to a point and the cliff rising above me like a challenge.

by Theodore H. White Found in: History Quotes,
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Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

by Francis Bacon 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 long historian of my country's woes.

The long historian of my country's woes.

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