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On This Site in 1897

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On This Site in 1897 thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

Sign at 'A Touch of Dutch' store in Coupeville, Washington

On This Site in 1897 thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

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History is more or less bunk. - Henry Ford

History is a vast early warning system. - Norman Cousins

What Washington needs is adult supervision. - Barack Obama

If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. - Harry S Truman

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

If you think you have it tough, read history books. - Bill Maher

The main thing is to make history, not to write it. - Otto von Bismarck

Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up. - Ronald Wright

If history repeats itself, I am so getting a dinosaur! - Unknown

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

History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot. - Mark Twain

Anybody can make history, only a great man can write it. - Oscar Wilde

A sweating ovary or a sick prostate explains most history. - Martin H. Fischer

History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living. - Lawrence Durrell

I'm just the smallest dot in a big map of human history. - Ben Casnocha

Study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft. - Winston Churchill

It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature. - Henry James

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

If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography. - William Lyon Mackenzie King

Women with pasts interest men. They hope history will repeat itself. - Mae West

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

The Spanish assailed the unassailable, the Dutch defended the indefensible. - Unknown

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

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. - Napoleon Bonaparte

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

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again. - Kurt Vonnegut

Once in a lifetime the longed-for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme. - Seamus Heaney

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

In the whole history of technology it would be difficult to find a greater single advance than this. - L.T.C. Rolt

It is guaranteed to put all teeth on edge, including George Washington's, wherever they might be. - Vincent Canby

How many ideas have there been in the history of the human race that were unthinkable ten years before they appeared? - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is God's Gift. That's why we call it the 'Present.' - Bill Keane

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. - Dwight D Eisenhower

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation. - Tom Stoppard

The shoulders I stand on are broad and strong, full of history and courage and love. How about you? Whose shoulders are you standing on? - Molly Johnson

A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: Duh. - Conan O'Brien

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. - Mitch Ratcliffe

He's ... probably the greatest corporate leader in the history of a major company... Somebody like that would be absolutely incredible. - Donald Trump

A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes.
I hope they do get 'em lowered enough so people can afford to pay 'em. - Will Rogers


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