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“History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead”
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that History has to teach”
“History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.”
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“There is properly no history; only biography”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.”
“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”
“The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.”
“If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”
“Don't make excuses. Make things happen. Make changes. Then make history.”
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