“The essential matter of history is not what happened but what people thought or said about it.”
Frederic William Maitland
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
“In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine.”
J. William Fulbright
“No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies”
“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”
“A leader's place is not to judge his people by how much they like him, but to like his people in such a way that they always judge him right.”
“They have found out more history than they thought they had. They came upon reasons why people pushed to come here: war, famine and religious persecution.”
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