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A Quote by unknown on achievement, appreciation, dreams, greatness, history, imagination, men, men and women, perseverance, sacrifice, women, and work

I think that you appreciate that there are extraordinary men and women, and extraordinary moments when history leaps forward on the backs of these individuals. That what can be imagined, can be achieved. That you must dare to dream, but that there is no substitute for perseverance and hard work, and team work, because no one gets there alone. And that while we commemorate the greatness of these events and the individuals who achieve them, we cannot forget the sacrifice of those who make these achievements and leaps possible.

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Source: the TV show, The X-Files

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on absence, argument, assumptions, congress, government, history, laws, power, and service

The Government contends . . . that the earliest Congresses enacted statutes that required the participation of state officials in the implementation of federal laws . . . we do not think the early statues imposing obligations on state courts imply a power of Congress to impress the state executive into its service. Indeed, it can be argued that the numerousness of these statutes, contrasted with the utter lack of statutes imposing obligations on the States' executive (notwithstanding the attractiveness of that course to Congress), suggests an assumed absence of such power. . . . To complete the historical record, we must note that there is not only an absence of executive commandeering statutes in the early Congress, but there is an absence of them in our later history as well, at least until very recent years.

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Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1997, Printz v. United States

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A Quote by unknown on acting, approval, debate, defense, expectation, history, kindness, men, military, service, and time

The signification attributed to the term Militia appears from the debates in the [Constitutional] Convention, the history and legislation of Colonies and States, and the writings of approved commentators. These show plainly enough that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. . . . And further, that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time.

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Source: United States Supreme Court, 1939 U.S. v. Miller

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on accidents, history, and wonder

After you've heard two eyewitness accounts of an auto accident it makes you wonder about history. How do we know, for sure, what ever happened anywhere?

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Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on argument, books, friendship, good, hell, history, justice, life, and theory

I know the argument friend. It's the great theory of history. I've heard it before. It says when things ain't good, instead of getting down and doing something about it, instead of changing your life, it's a hell of a lot easier to blame somebody else. And it just don't wash in my book.

unknown

Source: Talk Radio

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on deception, forgiveness, guidance, history, and knowledge

After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions Guides us by vanities.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Gerontion, 1920

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A Quote by Titus Livy on history, medicine, mind, and study

The study of History is the best medicine for a sick mind.

Titus Livy (59 BC - 17 AD)

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A Quote by Timothy Leary on age, education, generations, history, information, life, energy, metaphor, philosophy, and science

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go. Science is all metaphor. In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show. If you don't like what you are doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove. If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.

Timothy Leary (1920 - 1996)

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on history

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Sometimes history takes things into its own hands.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: c. 1983.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on history and liberty

History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

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