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Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini stepping into a crate to be lowered into New York Harbor

Harry Houdini thanks to Carl Dietz

Houdini escape stunt on July 7, 1912

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History is more or less bunk. - Henry Ford

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

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams

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

That great dust-heap called 'history'. - Augustine Birrell

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

History will never accept difficulties as an excuse. - John F Kennedy

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

History repeats itself; historians repeat one another. - Rupert Brooke

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. - Ludwig Borne

What a strange illusion to suppose that beauty is goodness. - Leo Tolstoy

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

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. - Miguel de Unamuno

If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion. - Noam Chomsky

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

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions. - Ted Koppei

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

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

All of history is fused with His meaning because history is HIS-story. - Ravi Zacharias

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

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

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure. - Scott Adams

The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history. - Stephen Covey

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

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

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet. - Woody Allen

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

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

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

I see history as really cyclical in terms of the intense idealism, and the desire to create a better life outside of societal norms. - Lauren Groff

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

It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history. - Renata Adler

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

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

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. - Aldous Huxley

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

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. - Stephen Hawking


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