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Pithy Sayings


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History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
[Winston Churchill, 1874 to 1965, British Prime Minister during World War II]

Just remember, search the parks in the world's cities; there are no statues to committees.
[From Hedgehogging by Barton Biggs, 2006]

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
[From The Life of Reason; Vol. 1 by George Santayana, 1905]

What experience and history teach is this—that peoples and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
[Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1770 to 1831]

History is a foreign country, and the old are unwilling emigrants, tired out by the constant travel.
[From Accelerando by Charles Stross, 2005]

The past is never dead. It's not even past.
[From Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner, 1951]

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