Kutipan (Quote) - History (2)

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

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

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
George Santayana

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

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
Edward R. Murrow

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
H. L. Mencken

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war.
George W. Bush

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
Richard M. Nixon

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

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
Gertrude Stein

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

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
Richard M. Nixon

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

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

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job.
Richard M. Nixon

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
Richard M. Nixon

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

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
William Butler Yeats

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

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

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

History is more or less bunk.
Henry Ford

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

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells

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

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.

Failure is impossible.
Susan B. Anthony

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Edward Gibbon

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
Frank Herbert

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

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
Henry A. Kissinger

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

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

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
Douglas MacArthur

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.
Sandra Day O'Connor

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man's first attempts to order his view of the outside world.
Stephen Gardiner

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
George Will

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

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