A Quote by Benito Mussolini on history


Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

Benito Mussolini (1883 - 1945)

Source: speech, December 13, 1914

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A Quote by Ben Sobel on books, history, and writing

Start writing a new chapter, for if you live by the book you'll never make history.

Ben Sobel

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A Quote by Babatunde Olatunji on gifts, history, mystery, and present

There is no beginning or end. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it 'The Present.'

Babatunde Olatunji

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on defeat, heart, history, and obstacles

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on endurance, history, kindness, men, mind, and world

Why should this seem so startling? There is only one kind of men who have never been on strike in human history. Every other kind and class have stopped, when they so wished, and have presented demands to the world, claiming to be indispensable - except the men who have carried the world on their shoulders, have kept it alive, have endured torture as sole payment, but have never walked out on the human race. Well, their turn has come. Let the world discover who they are, what they do and what happens when they refuse to function. This is the strike of the men of the mind. This is the mind on strike.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 681)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on history, motives, and selfishness

Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equalled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on age, children, danger, errors, history, impossibility, judgment, mathematics, maturity, and science

Of all the intellectual faculties, judgment is the last to mature. A child under the age of fifteen should confine its attention either to subjects like mathematics, in which errors of judgment are impossible, or to subjects in which they are not very dangerous, like languages, natural science, history, etc.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Koestler on culture, destruction, habits, history, names, order, society, study, universe, and vision

In the index to the six hundred odd pages of Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History, abridged version, the names of Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes and Newton do not occur yet their cosmic quest destroyed the medieval vision of an immutable social order in a walled-in universe and transformed the European landscape, society, culture, habits and general outlook, as thoroughly as if a new species had arisen on this planet.

Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on history


History does not repeat itself. Historians repeat each other.

Arthur James Balfour (1848 - 1930)

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A Quote by Arthur F. Hall on company, duty, and history

I've never known of an instance in the history of our company where an executive unloaded responsibilities and duties on one lower in the ranks, that he did not find himself immediately loaded from above with greater responsibilities.

Arthur F. Hall

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