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“We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world - or to make it the last.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past”
“If you don't know [your family's] history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree”
“If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell”
“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
“There is a history in all men's lives.”
“History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.”
“It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible”
“Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.”
“Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense. But hope believed is history in the process of being changed.”
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