History Quotes Page 4

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Page four of these history quotes rounds out this collection. I am very appreciative of all of them. I am especially captivated by the quotes by John F Kennedy, Marge Piercy, Tom Ford, Edward R. Murrow, George Will, and James A. Baldwin.

Thank you so much for spending time with these history quotes.

History is more or less bunk.
-Henry Ford

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
-Henry James

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
-Herbert Hoover

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

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
-Herbert Hoover

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
-Hugo Black

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.
-Irving R. Kaufman

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.
-Irving R. Kaufman

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

What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
-Jackie Kennedy

The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.
-Jacques Chirac

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
-Jacques Chirac

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
-James A. Baldwin

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
-James K. Polk

Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.
-James K. Polk

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
-James Stockdale

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
-Jean Chretien

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The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
-Jessamyn West

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
-John F. Kennedy

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
-John F. Kennedy

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
-John F. Kennedy

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally.
-John Foster Dulles

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.
-John Quincy Adams

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
-John W. Gardner

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

I came, I saw, I conquered.
-Julius Caesar

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
-Kofi Annan

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
-Konrad Adenauer

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.
-Lance Morrow

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.
-Louis D. Brandeis

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
-Louis D. Brandeis

The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.
-Lyndon B. Johnson

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."
-Lyndon B. Johnson

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
-Lyndon B. Johnson

These history quotes are the touchstone of what history quotes should be.

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