Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
- Famous Quotes Throughout
World History -
Charles Alexandre de Calonne 1734 - 1802
"Madam, if a thing is possible, consider it done; the impossible? That will be done."
(Better known as the US Armed Forces' slogan: "The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.")
Maximilien Robespierre 1758 - 1794
April 24, 1793 - Declaration des droits de l'homme
"Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil."
Napoléon I 1769 - 1821
July 21, 1798 - Speech before the Battle of the Pyramids
November 16, 1803
1812 - Following the retreat from Moscow
November 14, 1816
1822 - Napoleon in exile:
"Not tonight, Josephine." (attributed, but probably apocryphal)
Pierre, Baron de Cambronne 1770 - 1842
"La Garde meurt, mais ne se rend pas." (The Guards die but do not surrender.)
- Attributed to Cambronne when called upon to surrender at Waterloo in 1815, but later denied by him.
Duke of Wellington 1769 - 1852
August 29, 1810
1815 - The Battle of Waterloo
"The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton." (Oral tradition)
"All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavor to find out what you don't know by what you do; that's what I called 'guessing what was at the other side of the hill.'"
"Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained."
November 2, 1831
November 4, 1831
On seeing the first Reformed Parliament:
Replying to a blackmail threat:
Famous Quotes Throughout World History -
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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 |
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