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“The history of intellectual progress is written in the lives of infidels”
Robert Green Ingersoll
“History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.”
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.”
Alfred Whitney Griswold
“History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and that life has order and direction.”
Calvin & Hobbes
“The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice - their choice”
Dwight David Eisenhower
“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.”
“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell”
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