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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on equality, history, learning, and life

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.

Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Arnold Joseph Toynbee on action, death, history, life, and practicality

History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff - well, it might as well be dead.

Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889 - 1975)

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A Quote by Aristotle on history, poetry, reason, serious, philosophical, and attention

For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Poetics, Chap. 9

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A Quote by Aristotle on history, nature, and poetry

Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Poetics

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A Quote by Aristotle on history and poetry

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on history, nature, and poetry

Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Archibald MacLeish on history, people, and world

Races didn't bother the Americans. They were something a lot better than any race. They were a People. They were the first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created People in the history of the world.

Archibald MacLeish (1892 - 1982)

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A Quote by Archibald F. Bennett on ancestry and history

There is no more fascinating subject in which a person may become occupied than an examination into the history of his ancestry.

Archibald F. Bennett

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Angela Carter on books, experience, history, novelty, reading, world, and writing

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. . . . You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on change, enemies, history, pornography, possibility, slavery, and women

Pornographers are the enemies of women only because our contemporary ideology of pornography does not encompass the possibility of change, as if we were the slaves of history and not its makers. . . . Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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