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Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Modern European History

- Famous Quotes Throughout World History -
European and Asian Quotes from the 1900s


Joseph Chamberlain 1836 - 1914

"Provided that the City of London remains, as it is at present, the clearing-house of the world, any other nation may be its workshop."

"The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come."

"We are not downhearted. The only trouble is we cannot understand what is happening to our neighbors."


Prince Bernard von Bülow 1849 - 1929

"We desire to throw no one into the shade (in East Asia), but we also demand our own place in the sun."


Emperor Wilhelm II 1897 - 1941

June 18, 1901
"We have ... fought for our place in the sun and have won it."


Lenin in 1918

Lenin (Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov) 1870 - 1924

"Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country."

"Liberty is precious - so precious that it must be rationed."

1902
"What is to be done?" (originally the title of a novel of 1863)

1916
"Imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism."

October 17, 1921
"Who? Whom?" (Definition of political science, meaning: Who will outstrip whom?)


Wittgenstein Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 - 1951

"Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language."

1922 - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world."

1922 - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
"What can be said at all can be said clearly; and whereof one cannot speak thereof one must be silent."

1922 - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
"The world is everything that is the case."

What is your aim in philosophy?
"To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle."


Leon Trotsky 1879 - 1940

"Civilization has made the peasantry its pack animal. The bourgeoisie in the long run only changed the form of the pack."

May 8, 1935
"Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man."

Leon Trotsky

"You (the Mensheviks) are pitiful isolated individuals; you are bankrupts; your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on - into the dustbin of history!"

"Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement."


Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin 1879 - 1953

May 13, 1935 - On being asked to encourage Catholicism in Russia
"The Pope! How many divisions has he got?"


Neville Chamberlain 1869 - 1940

"In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are not winners, but all are losers."

1938 - On Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland
"How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing."

September 30, 1938
"This is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time."

April 4, 1940
"(Hitler) missed the bus."


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler 1889 - 1945

1925 - Mein Kampf
"The broad mass of a nation ... will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one."

March 15, 1936
"I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker."

September 26, 1938 - On the Sudetenland
"It is the last territorial claim which I have to make in Europe."

August 25, 1944
"Is Paris burning?"


Mao Tse-tung 1893 - 1976

1938
"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."

November 6, 1938
"Every Communist must grasp the truth. Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

1946
"The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the United States reactionaries use to scare people. It looks terrible, but in fact it isn't All reactionaries are paper tigers."

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- Famous Quotes Throughout World History -

| Index of Quotes by Speaker / Historical Period |
| The Great Quotes of Ancient Greece |
| Profound Quotes of Ancient Rome - BC |
| Quotes from the Roman Empire - AD |
| Famous Quotes from the Dark and Middle Ages |
| Relevant Quotes from the Reformation and Renaissance |
| Quotes from England: 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries |
| Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution Quotes | Voltaire |
| Quotes from the French Revolution and Napoleon Era |
| Modern European History Quotes from the 1800s |
| Quotes from Europe and Asia - 1900s | Winston Churchill |

Famous Quotes from American History
| Benjamin Franklin | Quotes from America in the 1700s |
| Thomas Jefferson | United States Quotes from the 1800s |
| Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War | Mark Twain |
| American Quotes from the Early 1900s and World War I |
| US 20th-Century and World War II Quotes |
| Famous American Pop Culture Quotes |

 

   
 

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Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
| Colorado History | American Government | Advanced Placement Modern European History | Rise of Nation State England | World History |

World History: Dawn of Civilization to Napoleon - Units of Study
| Prehistory | Mesopotamia & Phoenicians | Ancient Egypt | Greece | Rome | Medieval History | Renaissance and Reformation | Exploration | National Monarchies |
| The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment | Colonial America and the American Revolution | The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era |

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