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“History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead”
“History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.”
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.”
“Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it”
“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.”
“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”
“The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.”
“History repeats itself; historians repeat each other”
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”
“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.”
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