A Quote by Thomas Berry on history, age, and success

The success or failure of any historical age is the extent to which those living at that time have fulfilled the special role that history has imposed upon them.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on history and logic

"An ounce of history is worth a pound of logic."

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Huffingtonpost.com

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on gandhi, history, mission, fired, motivation, action, alter, and course

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The strategy of nonviolent defense: a Gandhian approach‎ by Robert J. Burrowes

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A Quote by George Washington on government, freedom, liberty, history, and laws

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by Robert D. Kaplan on future, past, present, history, and knowledge

If a glimpse of the future is possible, it must come from an intimacy with the present clarified by the great works of the past. 

Robert Kaplan

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A Quote by Erich Ludendorff on history, germany, hitler, and politics

"You have delivered up our holy German Fatherland to one of the greatest demagogues of all time.  I solemnly prophesy that this accursed man will cast our Reich into the abyss and bring our nation to inconceivable misery.  Future generations will damn you in your grave for what you have done."

Erich Ludendorff

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on universal, service, history, contribution, self, and humanity

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal aims of humanity.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by unknown on history, bias, revisionist, and objective

History is a selective interpretation of events intended to justify those currently in power. Memory is the same thing on an individual scale.


Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on majority, voting, and history

Does history record any case in which the majority was right?

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: "The Notebooks of Lazarus Long," Time Enough for Love

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on facts, wishful thinking, wishes, revelation, opinion, history, information, and truth

What are the facts? Again and again and again—what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what "the stars foretell," avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable "verdict of history"; what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: Time Enough for Love, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

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