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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 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker. Quote Right
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Quote Left The success of the first two releases confirms that SAW is a franchise that will continue to have legs for a very long time. The movies combine action, suspense and gore while taking us into the mind of one of the most memorable madmen in horror movie history. While the success at the box office gave SAW II momentum for its home video release, we also ensured that it stood out at retail with unique packaging and an extensive marketing and promotional campaign. With the Valentine's Day opening, we were able to pull out all the stops on a unique overall marketing program that gave the release great visibility leading up to street date. Quote Right
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Quote Left I believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world. Quote Right
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Quote Left The history of art is the history of revivals Quote Right
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Quote Left We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. Quote Right
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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 To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything. Quote Right
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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 mystic prophets of the absolute cannot save us. Sustained by our history and traditions, we must save ourselves, at whatever risk of heresy or blasphemy. We can find solace in the memorable representation of the human struggle against the absolute in the finest scene in the greatest of American novels. I refer of course to the scene when Huckleberry Finn decides that the '' plain hand of Providence '' requires him to tell Miss Watson where her runaway slave Jim is to be found. Huck writes his letter of betrayal to Miss Watson and feels '' all washed clean of sin for the first time I had ever felt so in my life, and I knowed I could pray now. '' He sits there for a while thinking '' how good it was all this happened so, and how near I come to being lost and going to hell .'' Then Huck begins to think about Jim and the rush of the great river and the talking and the singing and the laughing and friendship. '' Then I happened to look around and see that paper. . . . I took it up, and held it in my hand. I was a-trembling because I'd got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: 'All right, then, I'll go to hell' - and tore it up .'' Quote Right
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Quote Left Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. Quote Right
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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 ... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 History is the ship carrying living memories to the future. Quote Right
by Stephen Spender | ...go to quote |
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