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"To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture." Oscar Wilde
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"He is the purest figure in history. [About George Washington]" William Gladstone
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"Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter." African Proverbs
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"There is a history in all men's lives." William Shakespeare
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"Our best history is still poetry." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"A page of history is worth a pound of logic." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies." James Froude
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"History is a race between education and catastrophe." H. G. Wells
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"History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal." Mark Twain
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"In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nations, inheriting our follies, are now directing our history." Albert Camus
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"The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders." R. Buckminster Fuller
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"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles." Karl Marx
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"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future." Robert A. Heinlein
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"Study men, not historians." Harry S. Truman
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"Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"History is a better guide than good intentions." Jeane Kirkpatrick
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"Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history." Abraham Lincoln
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"Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend." Francis Bacon
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"Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history." Alphonse De Lamartine
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"It does seem so pleasant to talk with an old acquaintance who knows what you know. I see so many new folks nowadays who seem to have neither past nor future. Conversation has got to have some root in the past, or else you have got to explain every remark you make, and it wears a person out." Sarah Jewett
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"While we read history we make history." George Curtis
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