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A Quote by Warren Buffett on history, past, and people

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.

Warren Buffett (1930 -)

Source: Washington Post

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A Quote by Walter Heller on history, practice, and work

An economist is a person who, when he finds something that works in practice, wonders if it will work in history.

Walter Heller (1915 -)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on anger, democracy, and history

I cannot too often repeat that Democracy is a word the real gist of which still sleeps, quite unawakened, notwithstanding the resonance and the many angry tempests out of which its syllables have come, from pen or tongue. It is a great word, whose history, I suppose, remains unwritten because that history has yet to be enacted.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by W. Walter Williams on destruction, ethics, family, history, impossibility, kindness, liberals, racism, slavery, and work

History is not going to be kind to liberals. With their mindless programs, they've managed to do to Black Americans what slavery, Reconstruction, and rank racism found impossible: destroy their family and work ethic.

W. Walter Williams

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on history

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History is but the record of crimes and misfortunes. L'histoire n'est que le tableau des crimes et des malheurs

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: L'Ingénu, chap. x.

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A Quote by Vivien Leigh on good, history, and soldiers

On the road, they join the bedraggled remnants of a column of exhausted Confederate soldiers evacuating burning Atlanta. Rhett makes her take note of the scene: "Take a good look, my dear. It's a historic moment. You can tell your grandchildren how you watched the Old South disappear one night."

Vivien Leigh (1913 - 1967)

Source: As Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind, 1939 — based on Margaret Mitchell's novel

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on history, men, and women

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on beginning, blindness, dawn, day, history, immortality, life, prose, romance, simplicity, songs, traditions, work, and writing

The nearer I approach the end, the clearer I hear around me the immortal symphonies of the worlds which invite me. It is marvelous yet simple. For half a century I have been writing my thoughts in prose, verse, history, drama, romance, tradition, satire, ode and song - I have tried all; but I feel that I have not said a thousandth part of that which is in me. When I go down to the grave I can say like many others, "I have finished my day's work" but I cannot say, "I have finished my life's work"; my day's work will begin the next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley. It is an open thoroughfare. It closes in the twilight to open in the dawn. My work is only beginning; my work is hardly above its foundation. I would gladly see it mounting forever. The thirst for the infinite proves infinity.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on blindness, dawn, day, earth, eternity, future, generosity, heart, heaven, history, immortality, justice, lies, life, philosophy, prose, reflection, romance, simplicity, songs, soul, traditions, work, and writing

I feel within me the future life. I am like a forest that has been razed; the new shoots are stronger and brisker. I shall most certainly rise toward the heavens. The sun's rays bathe my head. The earth gives me its generous sap, but the heavens illuminate me with the reflection of-of worlds unknown. Some say the soul results merely from bodily powers. Why, then, does my soul become brighter when my bodily powers begin to waste away? Winter is above me, but eternal spring is within my heart. I inhale even now the fragrance of lilacs, violets, and roses, just as I did when I was twenty. The nearer my approach to the end, the plainer is the sound of immortal symphonies of worlds which invite me. It is wonderful yet simple. It is a fairy tale; it is history. For half a century I have been writing my thoughts in prose and in verse; history, philosophy, drama, romance, tradition, satire, ode, and song; all of these have I tried. But I feel that I haven't given utterance to the thousandth part of what lies within me. When I go to the grave I can say as others have said, "I have finished my day's work." But I cannot say, "I have finished my life." My day's work will begin again the next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley; it is a thoroughfare. It closes on the twilight, but opens on the dawn.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by Vasili Rosanov on history

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With a rumble and a roar, an iron curtain is descending on Russian history.

Vasili Rosanov

Source: Apochalypse of Our Time, 1918

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