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You are remembered for the rules you break.
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Douglas MacArthur

History records that the money changers have used
every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit and violent means possible
to maintain their control over governments.
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James Madison Co-author of U.S. Constitution

History is a long process, and if one can muster the patience to understand it, one can derive satisfaction from the small battles that drive it forward. A cause isn't hopeless just because its objectives aren't reached in one's lifetime.

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Gioconda Belli

The arc of history is long and it bends towards justice.

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Martin Luther King

An American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.

"Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter
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African Proverb

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
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Milan Kundera

History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads. People get the history they deserve. When you lament a misfortune and fear that worse is to come people will tell you 'It's the law of history. It's the will of evolution.' They will explain it all very lucidly.Stand-up gentlemen, against such clever cowardice. It's worse than stupidity. It's the sin aga...
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Charles De Gaulle Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (22 November 1890 - 9 November 1970) was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969. A veteran of World War I, in the 1920s and 1930s, de Gaulle came to the fore as a proponent of mobile armoured divisions, which he considered would become central in modern warfare. During World War II, he earned the rank of brigadier general (retained throughout his life), leading one of the few successful armoured counter-attacks during the 1940 Battle of France in May in Montcornet, and then briefly served in the French government as France was falling. De Gaulle was the most senior French military officer to reject the June 1940 armistice to Nazi Germany right from the outset.

He escaped to Britain and gave a famous radio address, broadcast by the BBC on 18 June 1940, exhorting the French people to resist Nazi Germany and organised the Free French Forces with exiled French officers in Britain. As the war progressed, de Gaulle gradually gained control of all French colonies except Indochina. By the time of the Allied invasion of France in 1944 he was heading what amounted to a French government in exile. From the very beginning, de Gaulle insisted that France be treated as a great power by the other Allies, despite her initial defeat. De Gaulle became prime minister in the French Provisional Government, resigning in 1946 because of political conflicts.

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History is written by those who have hanged heroes.
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Randall Wallace

How do I define history? It's just on f*ck*ng thing after another.
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A Character Named Rudge

I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by the history of the past.

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801-1809), and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). Jefferson was one of the most influential Founding Fathers, known for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. Jefferson envisioned America as the force behind a great "Empire of Liberty" that would promote republicanism and counter the imperialism of the British Empire.

Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806), as well as escalating tensions with both Britain and France that led to war with Britain in 1812, after he left office.

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In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rental car.
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Laurence Summers

...in real life scientists are full of imperfections that are tactfully eliminated from their obituaries and sometimes even from their biographies.
...If the story is to be honest, then the ugly must not be withheld.
Besides, how do we know that success in some spheres does not depend upon certain defects and even deformities. Qusimodo, in Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame, was one of literature's ugliest monsters. And yet, his twisted grotes...
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Hans Selye

If time were space, history would be a spider web.
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Terence McKenna

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

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Aldous Huxley

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that History has to teach

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Aldous Huxley

American is and has been made largely by people who had no idea they were making history.
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Matt Damon

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, writer and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting, from a screenplay he wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for the work and Damon garnered multiple nominations for Best Actor for his lead performance in the same film.

Damon has gone on to star in films such as Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, the Ocean's series, the Bourne series, Syriana, The Good Shepherd, and The Departed. He has received multiple award nominations for his film performances and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Damon is one of the top thirty-five highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, he was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.

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Any new formula which suddenly emerges in our consciousness has its roots in long trains of thought; it is virtually old when it first makes its appearance among the recognized growths of our intellect. Any crystalline group of musical words has had a long and still period to form in."

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

We take from history not ashes, but fire.
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Jean Jourice Prominent French Socialist....assassinated for his protest against WWI

Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it".
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John Kenneth Galbraith John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian, an institutionalist, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism.
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History is a way of interpreting, rather than, say, knowing the past. It is usually a set of disputes between those who have access to the same sources. It depends on ideology as much as voting in an election does. While historians may go on attempting grand, sweeping and defining narratives, they work in a time when readers know that another narrative always lies in wait, and that the more intelligent an historian is, the more tentative and self...
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Colm Tóibín Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet.

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