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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

Politics is war by other measures. - Steve Bannon

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

Politics makes strange postmasters. - Kin Hubbard

Intelligence has nothing to do with politics. - Londo Molari

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

Leftovers: 1. Mull-again stew; 2. Repast history. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

We are not makers of history. We are made by history. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand. - Annie Besant

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

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance. - Robert Frost

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

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

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided. - Konrad Adenauer

The history of Scotland is one of theology tempered by homicide. - Ivor Brown

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

A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke. - Max Eastman

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

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

I love hockey because of the respect for history and for the game itself. - George Vecsey

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

A filmmaker we almost lost to politics... my friend and colleague, Warren Beatty. - Jack Nicholson

There's a good reason why nobody studies history. It just teaches you too much. - Noam Chomsky

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher

History never repeats itself. The historians repeat each other. There is a wide difference. - Oscar Wilde

I work with gold that holds history, diamonds that see the future, and rubies that long for love. - Waris Ahluwalia

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

I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. - John Adams

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. - Oprah Winfrey

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato

One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President. - Lyndon B. Johnson

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. - Ambrose Bierce

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 we don't know our own history, we will simply have to endure all the same mistakes, sacrifices, and absurdities all over again. - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

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

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


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