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One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense.
With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.
Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.
The bourgeois during its rule of scarce one hundred years, has created more massive and more colossal productive forces than have all preceding generations together.
I have no expectation that any man will read history aright who thinks that what was done in a remote age, by men whose names have resounded far, has any deeper sense than what he is doing today.
All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The feminine section of the proletarian army is of particularly great significance... the success of a revolution depends on the extent to which women take part in it.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Emancipation was a proclamation, but not a fact.
Herodotus says, "Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.
With malice toward none with charity for all with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right let us strive on to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation's wounds.
The student is to read history actively not passively.
The Noblest form of Affection
The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.
History is a symptom of our disease
The historical sense involves a perception not only of the pastness of the past but of its presence.
History is more or less bunk.
thus with a kiss I die
History is a pact between the dead the living and the yet unborn.
It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries in life.
History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
shot through the heart, and you're to blame! you give love, a bad name.
The enjoyment of power inevitably corrupts the judgement of reason, and perverts its liberty.
You've got to marinate your head, in that time and culture.You've got to become them."(Speaking about researching, and reading, and immersing yourself in History)
Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
The history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you.
If all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth.
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
There is properly no history only biography.
you don't need to go that far in the future, you just have to go 2000 years ago,
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity.
A man who could not see the end of his"provisional existence" was not able to aim at an ultimate goal in life.
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'
When Lincoln was asked if God was on the Union’s side, Lincoln’s unvarying response was that what was really important was whether they were on God’s side.
The United States was born in revolution and nurtured by struggle. Throughout our history, the American people have befriended and supported all those who seek independence and a better way of life.
Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
In the legal respect, after the execution of the supposed incendiaries, the other half of Moscow burned down.
What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.
History isn't just the story of bad people doing bad things. It's quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.
If we are to make progress, we must not repeat history but make new history. We must add to inheritance left by our ancestors.
This history of culture will explain to us the motives, the conditions of life, and the thought of the writer or reformer.
Think of tomorrow, the past can't be mended.
Some men are born posthumously.
The history of my life is the history of the struggle between an overwhelming urge to write and a combination of circumstances bent on keeping me from it.
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, a man is demoted to the lower animals.