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Great Minds of History

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Great Minds of History thanks to Barry McCartney

Great Minds of History thanks to Barry McCartney

Great Minds of History thanks to Barry McCartney

Great Minds of History thanks to Barry McCartney

Great Minds of History thanks to Barry McCartney

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History develops, art stands still. - E.M. Forster

History is a vast early warning system. - Norman Cousins

Well-behaved women seldom make history. - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

What is history but a fable agreed upon? - Napoleon Bonaparte

Peace is preferable to a place in history. - Justo P Benitez

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. - Virginia Woolf

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. - Washington Irving

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. - Edward R. Murrow

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

Those who set their minds on virtue will do no evil. - Chinese proverb

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

There is no record in history of a happy philosopher. - H L Mencken

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

History would be a wonderful thing - if it were only true. - Leo Tolstoy

The trouble with history is its dependence upon diplomats. - Gerald F Lieberman

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. - George Bernard Shaw

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

History never looks like history when you are living through it. - John W. Gardner

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

Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein

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

Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training. - Anna Freud

I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters. - John Keats

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

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. - Lord Acton

The beginning of leadership is a battle for the hearts and minds of men. - Bernard L Montgomery

The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice. - Mark Twain

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. - Rudyard Kipling

History has been written not by the most talented but by the most motivated. - Peter Drucker

Negotiate: To seek a meeting of the minds without the knocking together of heads - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

The four absolutes we all have in our minds: love, justice, evil, and forgiveness. - Ravi Zacharias

More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations. - John Barth

What is the most important key to success? Networking - two minds are better than one. - David Foster

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

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

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

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

Madam, you're making history, in fact, you're making me, and I wish you'd keep my hands to yourself. - Groucho Marx

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. - Aldous Huxley

Anything which is physically possible can always be made financially possible; money is a bugaboo of small minds. - Robert A. Heinlein

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. - Will Durant

Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. - C S Lewis

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. - Mahatma Gandhi

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

What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye. - Horace

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

Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. - Martha Stewart

Mr. Gorbachev has apparently stumbled onto one of the best-kept secrets in recent Soviet history: Communism doesn't work. - Frank Zappa

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

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. - John F Kennedy

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

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

God created us for love, for union, for forgiveness and compassion and, yet, that has not been our storyline. That has not been our history. - Richard Rohr

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

Do not train boys to learning by force and harshness, but lead them by what amuses them, so that they may better discover the bent of their minds. - Plato

History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country with a simple oath, we affirm old traditions, and make new beginnings. - George W. Bush

The simple act of opening a bottle of wine has brought more happiness to the human race than all the collective governments in the history of earth. - Jim Harrison

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds. - Zig Ziglar

Things always get better. Tomorrow will always be better. Just think about it... is there any time in history in which you'd rather live than now? - Paul Harvey


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