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History Quotes

Ani Difranco
Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there's nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends.
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Ronald Reagan
History shows that when the taxes of a nation approach about 20% of the people's income, there begins to be a lack of respect for government. . . . When it reaches 25%, there comes an increase in lawlessness.
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John Paul
Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
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We're taking a valuable property with a well-regarded history on Kauai and redeveloping its purpose and potential, ... The result will be a first-class resort of beauty and function offering an exceptional experience for vacationers at an attractive price point.
Brian Anderson Permalink
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The real purpose is to say the Bibles true, and its history. Genesis is true.
Ken Ham Permalink
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Billy stepped in and made a great play. One of the all-time great plays in Ithaca history. Our players showed a lot of character. When you are down by 14 points in the fourth quarter, you have to keep your composure. They did and the defense came back with some big plays. It will be a memorable win, no question.
Mike Welch Permalink
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The proposed state non-game wildlife grants mark a real first in national conservation history, ... Never before has Washington offered a dedicated source of federal funding to the states for them to tailor programs benefiting all wildlife.
Bruce Babbitt Permalink
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I think what he will be remembered for most in history is the way he connected with regular people and brought the mystery and beauty of oceans into our personal lives,
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Francis Escudero
They should learn from history and not repeat it. I don't think our people will allow it. It is, to say the least, unacceptable, and we will vigorously oppose any such move.
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I'm a student of conservation history and what I see are cycles, ... The trend over time has been a broader level of conservation and concern. But there are peaks and valleys. We had tremendous environmental activism under Theodore Roosevelt, then went through a drought in the '20s. We had another resurgence in conservation interest in the '30s, hit a lull in the '50s, then had a highly active period in the '60s and '70s. We're in one of those down periods again, but I'm as certain as I can be that we're getting to the end of this period and headed toward a new era of conservation and concern.
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C.S. Lewis
Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.
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I think the idea is now for blacks to write about the history of our music. It's time for that, because whites have been doing it all the time. It's time for us to do it ourselves and tell it like it is.
Dizzy Gillespie Permalink
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Kurt Vonnegut
History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.
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Indiana was kind of like the common ground for all to come to at certain times in history.
Brian Buchanan Permalink
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Winston Churchill
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it
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If history is any indication, then no, I don't think they're ready. They are still not prepared for doing all that's required for Katrina.
Charlie Melancon Permalink
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The location is very unique. It's got a lot of history, tradition.
Brian Clark Permalink
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I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing. I contributed. I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me.
Brian Clough Permalink
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Those who do not study history are forced to get it from Hollywood
Allen Barra Permalink
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Morgan Freeman
[On a double win for black actors:] It means that Hollywood is continuing to make history. We're evolving with the rest of the world.
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I was pretty impressed by the movie, especially as Hollywood history goes, but the story is kind of claustrophobic and isolated. You get no sense of what was going on in the wider culture,
Thomas Doherty Permalink
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Pontius Pilate comes out as a sweet young guy, when history recalls him as one of the cruelest proconsuls, who had to be recalled to Rome because of his cruelty,
Abraham Foxman Permalink
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It is easier for Pope Benedict, who grew up in the war generation with a special knowledge of German history, to understand what Jews feel.
Abraham Lehrer Permalink
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Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
J. Taylor Permalink
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He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
J. Taylor Permalink
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The War on Terror is one of the most critical national security efforts in our history.
Sue Kelly Permalink
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Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
J. Taylor Permalink
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Winston Churchill
Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.
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The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
Whitney Brown Permalink
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One of the weaknesses of our society is that history is still news to most people.
Grant Fairley Permalink
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