Quotes of Chronicle

“ The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development. ”

- Aung San Suu Kyi

“ The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice. ”

- Mark Twain

“ K is for KENGHIS KHAN. _He_ was a very _nice_ person. History has no record of him. There is a moral in that, somewhere. ”

- Harlan Ellison

“ History, a distillation of rumor. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other. ”

- Philip Guedalla

“ History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind. ”

- Edward Gibbon

“ Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you. ”

- Nikita Khrushchev

“ To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ History is an illogical record. It hinges on nothing. It is a story that changes, and has accidents, and recovers with scars. ”

- Gretel Ehrlich

“ History is merely gossip. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ There is properly no history; only biography. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ I am responsible only to God and history. ”

- Francisco Franco

“ The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it. ”

- James M. Barrie

“ Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically. ”

- Mao Tse Tung

“ The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ But also out here in this dreary, difficult war, I think history will record that this may have been one of America's finest hours, because we took a difficult task and we succeeded. ”

- Richard Nixon

“ Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play on the dead. ”

- Voltaire

“ History never looks like history when you are living through it. ”

- Johannes A. Gaertner

“ History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition. ”

- Milton Friedman

“ History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. ”

- Abba Eban

“ God cannot alter the past, but historians can. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ My record royalties right now are four times stronger than when I was the Madonna of my day,... Now it's over the top. I mean the records, they all hold up through the years. ”

- Tony Benn

“ Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else. ”

- Heywood Broun

“ We will hereafter believe less history than ever, now that we have seen how it is made. ”

- Don Herold

“ What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race. ”

- Thomas Sowell

“ History is the ship carrying living memories to the future. ”

- Stephen Spender

“ What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ I did not realize I should destroy personal records. I may have thrown out some personal information that the fraudster was able to use to apply for an account. ”

- Richard Cohen
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