history

A Quote by General George Smith Patton, Jr. on change, enemies, history, soldiers, soul, success, and weapons

To be a successful soldier you must know history. . . . What you must know is how man reacts. Weapons change but man who uses them changes not at all. To win battles you do not beat weapons - you beat the soul of man of the enemy man.

George Patton (1885 - 1945)

Source: Letter to Cadet George S. Patton IV, June 6, 1944.

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A Quote by George Matthew Adams on day, facts, happiness, history, life, past, problems, purpose, and success

Each day of your life, as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you can square away for a happy and successful day. It's the mood and the purpose at the inception of each day that are the important facts in charting your course for the day. We can always square away for a fresh start, no matter what the past has been. It's today that is the paramount problem always. Yesterday is but history.

George Matthew Adams

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A Quote by George Finlayson on ethics, history, laws, literature, mankind, and study

Omit a few of the most abstruse sciences, and mankind's study of man occupies nearly the whole field of literature. The burden of history is what man has been; of law, what he does; of physiology, what he is; of ethics, what he ought to be; of revelation, what he shall be.

George Finlayson

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A Quote by George Eliot on history, nations, and women

The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss

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A Quote by George Eliot on ancestry, cities, funerals, history, and past

Rome, the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 20 (1871-72).

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A Quote by George Eliot on bitterness, death, history, memory, merit, past, preparation, shame, and present

With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man's past is not simply a dead history, an outworn preparation of the present: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavours and the tinglings of a merited shame.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 6, ch. 61, 1871.

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A Quote by George Brown on eternity, history, spirit, and world

The noblest workers of this world bequeath us nothing so great as the image of themselves. Their task, be it ever so glorious, is historical and transient, but the majesty of their spirit is essential and eternal.

George Brown (1818 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on history, honor, murder, peace, and understanding

And so, to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right and honor and peace, until the gods are tired of blood and create a race that can understand.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Caesar and Cleopatra

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on history, immortality, leadership, life, people, and wilderness

Brigham Young lived to become immortal in history as an American Moses by leading his people through the wilderness into an unpromised land.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Gary Apple on history and trouble

I'm fascinated by historical trivia. For example, George Washington had trouble flossing because his teeth kept catching fire.

Gary Apple

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