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Quote Left History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again. Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man. Quote Right
by Percy Bysshe Shelley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The white American man makes the white American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder -- in that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto, wherever. Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world. Quote Right
by Alice Walker | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The greatest horrors in the history of mankind are not due to the ambition of the Napoleons or the vengeance of the Agamemnons, but to the doctrinaire philosophers. The theories of the sentimentalist Rousseau inspired the integrity of the passionless Robespierre. The cold-blooded calculations of Karl Marx led to the judicial and business-like operations of the Cheka. Quote Right
by Aleister Crowley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Revolution calls my name. I will soon dwell in nothingness, and my name will be in the Pantheon of history. Quote Right
by Georg Büchner | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left What had the man done? Oh, made history. Her business (he had implied) was giving birth, Tending the house, mending the socks. Quote Right
by James Merrill | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The people who have really made history are the martyrs. Quote Right
by Aleister Crowley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. Quote Right
by Aldous Huxley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left ... that there is no other way, That the history of creation proceeds according to... Quote Right
by John Ashbery | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A poem may be an instance of morality, of social conditions, of psychological history; it may instance all its qualities, but never one of them alone, nor any two or three; never less than all. Quote Right
by Allen Tate | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Today one does not hear much about him.... The fame of his likes circulates briskly but soon grows heavy and stale; and as for history it will... Quote Right
by Vladimir Nabokov | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it. Quote Right
by Carl Sandburg | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left ...Women's Studies can amount simply to compensatory history; too often they fail to challenge the intellectual and political structures that ... Quote Right
by Adrienne Rich | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left History is a nightmare from which we are trying to awaken. Quote Right
by James Joyce | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left History is the ship carrying living memories to the future. Quote Right
by Stephen Spender | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Not a single star will be left in the night. The night will not be left. I will die and, with me, the weight of the intolerable universe. I shall erase the pyramids, the medallions, the continents and faces. I shall erase the accumulated past. I shall make dust of history, dust of dust. Now I am looking on the final sunset. I am hearing the last bird. I bequeath nothingness to no one. Quote Right
by Jorge Luis Borges | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left At this time in American history, we are like ghosts talking gibberish through different dimensions, and stupid men do not make good make good... Quote Right
by Ishmael Reed | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history. Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left As industrial technology advances and enlarges, and in the process assumes greater social, economic, and political force, it carries people away from where they belong by history, culture, deeds, association and affection. Quote Right
by Wendell Berry | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the natures of the times deceased,... Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left History leaves no doubt that among of the most regrettable crimes committed by human beings have been committed by those human beings who thought of themselves as civilized. What, we must ask, does our civilization possess that is worth defending? One thing worth defending, I suggest, is the imperative to imagine the lives of beings who are not ourselves and are not like ourselves: animals, plants, gods, spirits, people of other countries, other races, people of the other sex, places and enemies. Quote Right
by Wendell Berry | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Despots play their part in the works of thinkers. Fettered words are terrible words. The writer doubles and trebles the power of his writing when a ruler imposes silence on the people. Something emerges from that enforced silence, a mysterious fullness which filters through and becomes steely in the thought. Repression in history leads to conciseness in the historian, and the rocklike hardness of much celebrated prose is due to the tempering of the tyrant. Quote Right
by Victor Hugo | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women's movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men - insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchical i Quote Right
by Adrienne Rich | ...go to quote |
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