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In large part these history quotes are fascinating. My favorite channel on cable is the history channel because I can’t get enough of what has happened many years ago.

The more you put history under a microscope the easier it is to make better decisions in the present.

History quotes are a lot of things. The one that seems to define them best for me is that they are interesting and educational.

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
-William James

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.
-William Manchester

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back.
-William O. Douglas

One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
-William O. Douglas

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
-Winston Churchill

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

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

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.
-Abraham Lincoln

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
-Alexis de Tocqueville

We learned the value of research in World War II.
-Amar Bose

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
-Ambrose Bierce

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
-Anwar Sadat

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
-Arnold J. Toynbee

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
-Arnold J. Toynbee

Libraries are not made, they grow.
-Augustine Birrell

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
-Augustine Birrell

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
-Augustine Birrell

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The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion.
-Barbara Tuchman

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
-Barry Goldwater

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
-Benjamin Disraeli

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend.
-Byron White

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
-Calvin Coolidge

I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.
-Charles de Gaulle

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
-Christopher Columbus

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
-Colin Powell

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
-Colin Powell

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
-Confucius

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
-Dan Quayle

It's a very good historical book about history.
-Dan Quayle

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
-Dante Alighieri

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it.
-David Horowitz

Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24.
-David M. Shoup

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
-Desmond Tutu

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
-Dick Gregory

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.
-Douglas MacArthur

Let these history quotes tell the stories of the living and the deceased. These history quotes are replete with joy, love and pain.

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