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    The supreme, the merciless, the destroyer of opposition, the exalted King, the shepherd, the protector of the quarters of the world, the King the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced mighty and merciless Kings from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same to acknowledge one supremacy.

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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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The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed and hopes that have been read more

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 is philosophy learned from examples.

History is philosophy learned from examples.

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No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after read more

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

by Herbert Hoover Found in: History Quotes,
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Happy the People whose Annals are blank in History-Books.

Happy the People whose Annals are blank in History-Books.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: History Quotes,
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The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been read more

The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been "great changes.".

by Marcel Proust Found in: History Quotes,
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The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.

The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.

by John Berger 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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History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always read more

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

by John W. Gardner Found in: History Quotes,
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