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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on government, history, liberty, limitations, and power

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. . . . The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

Source: 1912 , Address at the New York Press Club

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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on history, liberty, limitations, and power

The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on death, destruction, history, liberty, limitations, and power

The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it. When we resist . . . concentration of power we are resisting the powers of death, because concentration of power is what always precedes the destruction of human liberties.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on country, darkness, god, history, life, and play

Do not let us speak of darker days, let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days-the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Address at Harrow School, October 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on facts, history, justice, nations, wishes, and world

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on action, conscience, failure, fate, guidance, history, honor, hope, life, memory, passion, past, play, sincerity, trying, and worth

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. What is the worth of all this? The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fate may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Tribute to Neville Chamberlain, House of Commons, November 1940

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on history and past

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on control, future, history, past, and path

History unfolds itself by strange and unpredictable paths. We have little control over the future; and none at all over the past.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on history and kindness

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on civilization, curiosity, history, honor, mind, nations, peace, war, and world

History's villains are more easily recognized in retrospect. In an article published in 1935 and reprinted in 1937, Winston Churchill expressed a curious ambivalence towards the German chancellor prior to the outbreak of war: We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation. . . .

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Great Contemporaries, 1937

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