History Quotes and Sayings

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Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor. ~ Arnold J. Toynbee

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war. ~ Douglas MacArthur

Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things. ~ Edward Kennedy

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend. ~ Margaret Thatcher

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically. ~ Mao Tse-Tung

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

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee. ~ Tacitus

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. ~ Henry B. Adams

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