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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

History is more or less bunk. - Henry Ford

History is written by the victors. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Stand up and walk out of your history. - Phil McGraw

Crime does not pay as well as politics. - Alfred E. Newman

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

In politics the middle way is none at all. - John Adams

Revolutions are the locomotives of history. - Karl Marx

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. - Winston Churchill

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you. - Ralph Nader

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. - John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

American Politics: A form of socialism for the rich, including the politicians. - Gregory Nunn

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

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

What is the first part of politics? Education. The second? Education. And the third? Education. - Jules Michelet

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

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

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

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. - Unknown

Politics, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. - Richard Armour

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. - Will Durant

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

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

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting. - Dave Barry

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

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

Our ancestors believed in magic, prayers, trickery, browbeating and bullying. I think it would be fair to sum that up as 'Irish politics'. - Flann O'Brien

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic. - Bertrand Russell

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov


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