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History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.

by Abba Eban Found in: History Quotes,
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Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.

Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.

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Anecdotes are the gleaming toys of history. The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which read more

Anecdotes are the gleaming toys of history. 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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History: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly read more

History: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: History Quotes,
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It has been said that although God cannot alter the past, historians can --it is perhaps because they can be read more

It has been said that although God cannot alter the past, historians can --it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that He tolerates their existence.

by Samuel Butler Found in: History Quotes,
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History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.

by Edward Gibbon Found in: History Quotes,
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What most impresses us about great jurists is not their tenacious grasps of fine points, honed almost to invisibility; it read more

What most impresses us about great jurists is not their tenacious grasps of fine points, honed almost to invisibility; it is the moment when we are suddently aware of the sweep and direction of the law, and its place in the lives of men.

by Irving R. Kaufman Found in: History Quotes,
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How many pens are broken, how many ink bottles consumed, to write about things that have never happened.

How many pens are broken, how many ink bottles consumed, to write about things that have never happened.

by The Talmud Found in: History Quotes,
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Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me read more

Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.

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