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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 youth; the weak, the time of their strength; the sick, the season of their vigor; and the disappointed, the spring-tide of their hopes.

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History is a simple piece of paper covered with print. The main thing is still to make history, not to read more

History is a simple piece of paper covered with print. The main thing is still to make history, not to write it.

by Otto Von Bismark Found in: History Quotes,
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Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the read more

Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.

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History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play on the dead.

History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play on the dead.

by Voltaire Found in: History Quotes,
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History is a pageant, not a philosophy.

History is a pageant, not a philosophy.

by Augustine Birrell Found in: History Quotes,
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True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?

True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?

by Vaclav Havel Found in: History Quotes,
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It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands read more

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

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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 is a vast early warning system.

History is a vast early warning system.

by Norman Cousins Found in: History Quotes,
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History repeats itself; historians repeat each other.

History repeats itself; historians repeat each other.

by Philip Guedalla Found in: History Quotes,
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