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History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man. (Quote by - Percy Bysshe Shelley)

God cannot alter the past, though historians can. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

90% of my time is spent on 10% of the world. (Quote by - Colin Powell)

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. (Quote by - George Santayana)

Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian. (Quote by - Lee Simonson)

Qualities absolutely necessary for a historian: (1) Imagination. (2) Prejudice. (3) The power of writing your own biography at the same time. (Quote by - Mary Coleridge)

The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen again. (Quote by - Walter Benjamin)

I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him. (Quote by - Herbert Hoover)

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. (Quote by - Margaret Thatcher)

Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were. (Quote by - Lawrence Durrell)

The contact with manners then is education; and this Thucydides appears to assert when he says history is philosophy learned from examples. (Quote by - Dionysius of Heraclea)

War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading. (Quote by - Thomas Hardy)

It often happens that those of whom we speak least on earth are best known in heaven. (Quote by - Nicolas Caussin)

History is more or less bunk. (Quote by - Henry Ford)

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

The past always looks better than it was because it isn't here. (Quote by - Finley Peter Dunne)

Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics. (Quote by - Carl Jung)

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society. (Quote by - Irving R. Kaufman)

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear. (Quote by - G. Gordon Liddy)

The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying. (Quote by - John Berger)

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. (Quote by - Woodrow Wilson)

History's like a story in a way: it depends on who's telling it. (Quote by - Dorothy Salisbury Davis)

Histories are as perfect as the Historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time? (Quote by - Gerald R. Ford)

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them. (Quote by - Leo Tolstoy)

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