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Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it

Chicago Politics thanks to Jim Serritella

Cartoon from the Chicago Tribune (1934)

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We cannot escape history. - Abraham Lincoln

In politics nothing is contemptible. - Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Everybody knows politics is a contact sport. - Barrack Obama

Intelligence has nothing to do with politics. - Londo Molari

Live out of your imagination, not your history. - Stephen Covey

The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it. - Oscar Wilde

We learn from history that we do not learn from history. - Georg W F Hegel

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

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. - Albert Einstein

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. - Charles de Gaulle

War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules. - Ross Perot

Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history. - Fiona Shaw

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it. - John F Kennedy

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Zedong

I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our 52 states. - Raquel Welch

Politics is a profession where the paths of glory lead but to the gravy. - Billy Boy Franklin

I didn't realize it was October until I saw the Chicago Cubs choking. - Jay Leno

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

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. - Theodore White

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice! - Dwight D Eisenhower

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. - Warren Buffett

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

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

So, if we lie to the government, it's a felony.
But if they lie to us, it's politics. - Bill Murray

We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word? - John Guare

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

One thing I carried my whole life, especially from my grandparents in Chicago, was a huge idealism for the world. - Abigail Washburn

Politics is the only business where doing nothing other than making the other guy look bad is an acceptable outcome. - Mark Warner

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

A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. - Unknown

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

We're at a point in history where everyone needs to pay attention to politics. Too much is at stake for us to be apathetic. - Kevin Costner

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. - Ronald Reagan

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

Our history is an inevitable component of our being. One thing only can release us from the grip of our history. That one thing is forgiveness. - Lewis B Smedes

In politics, as in womanizing, failure is decisive. It sheds its retrospective gloom on earlier endeavor which at the time seemed full of promise. - Malcolm Muggeridge


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