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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 written by the victors. - Niccolo Machiavelli

History is a vast early warning system. - Norman Cousins

History is philosophy teaching by example. - Dionysius

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 state of Washington calls tips 'wages.' - Tom Douglas

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

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

Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. - Edmund Burke

U.S. history - that's part of your whole American heresy. - Archie Bunker

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

Nowadays the clinical history too often weighs more than the man. - Martin H. Fischer

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. - Margaret Thatcher

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

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

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. - Thomas Jefferson

In life you have to rely on the past, and that's called history. - Donald Trump

When they asked George Washington for his ID, he just took out a quarter. - Steven Wright

If the cavemen had known how to laugh, history would have been different. - Oscar Wilde

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

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. - P.J. O'Rourke

I can't understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it. - George Burns

There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good. - Stephen Colbert

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

If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us. - Unknown

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. - Bil Keane

In Washington, a man gets up to speak and doesn't say a thing, and the other men disagree with him for three hours. - Milton Berle

The Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower. They're monumental. They're straight out of Page 52 in your school history book. - Billy Crystal

I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power. - Robert Frost

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

Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the country. The world came apart under her reign as Secretary of State. - Donald Trump

Paul Revere was warning the British about gun control, and George Washington apparently was crossing the Delaware to bomb an abortion clinic. - Bill Maher

History has repeatedly been changed by people who had the desire and the ability to transfer their convictions and emotions to their listeners. - Dale Carnegie

I know of no other man in our time, or indeed in recent history, who so convincingly demonstrated the power of the spirit over material things. - Stafford Cripps

There is only one history of any importance, and it is the history of what you once believed in, and the history of what you came to believe in. - Kay Boyle

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


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