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Most history is a record of the triumphs, disasters, and follies of top people. The black hole in it is the way of life of mute, inglorious men and women who make no nuisance of themselves in the world. (Quote by - Philip Howard)

For historians ought to be precise, truthful, and quite unprejudiced, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should cause them to swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depository of great actions, the witness of what is past, the example and instruction of the present, the monitor of the future. (Quote by - Miguel De Cervantes)

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. (Quote by - John Barth)

History belongs to the winner. (Quote by - Anon.)

There is no wisdom equal to that which comes after the event. (Quote by - Geraldine Jewsbury)

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations. (Quote by - Elizabeth Ii)

History is the study of lies, anyway, because no witness ever recalls events with total accuracy, not even eyewitnesses. (Quote by - Nancy Pickard)

Tyranny destroys or strengthens the individual; freedom enervates him, until he becomes no more than a puppet. Man has more chances of saving himself by hell than by paradise. (Quote by - E. M. Cioran)

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil. (Quote by - Grover Cleveland)

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. (Quote by - Edward R. Murrow)

The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves. (Quote by - Marcus T. Cicero)

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. (Quote by - Louis D. Brandeis)

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude. (Quote by - Andrea Dworkin)

What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in. (Quote by - David Lloyd George)

A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

History as a discipline can be characterized as having a collective forgetfulness about women. (Quote by - Clarice Stasz Stoll)

Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great actor playing himself. (Quote by - William Manchester)

We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word? (Quote by - John Guare)

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down. (Quote by - A. Whitney Brown)

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. (Quote by - H. G. Wells)

Assassinations has never changed the history of the world. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

One of the lessons of history is that 'nothing' is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. (Quote by - Will Durant)

Societies that do not eat people are fascinated by those that do. (Quote by - Ronald Wright)

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind. (Quote by - Juan Antonio Samaranch)

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