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The stop-watch of history is running. The race is on . . .

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The student is to read history actively and not passively; to esteem his own life the text, and books the commentary. Thus compelled, the muse of history will utter oracles as never to those who do not respect themselves.

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The study of history is the playground of patriotism.

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The Supreme Court’s only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.

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The supreme purpose of history is a better world.- Herbert Hoover

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The tapestry of history that seems so full of tragedy when viewed from the front has countless comic scenes woven into its reverse side. In truth, tragedy and comedy are the twin masks of history – its mass appeal.

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The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.

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The Thames is liquid history.

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The theatre, for all its artifices, depicts life in a sense more truly than history, because the medium has a kindred movement to that of real life, though an artificial setting and form.

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The theologian may indulge the pleasing task of describing Religion as she descended from Heaven, arrayed in her native purity. A more melancholy duty is imposed on the historian. He must discover the inevitable mixture of error and corruption which she contracted in a long residence upon earth, among a weak and degenerate race of beings.

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The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.

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The use of history is to give value to the present hour and its duty.

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The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

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The whole past is the procession of the present.

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The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians.

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The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.

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The world’s history is a divine poem of which the history of every nation is a canto and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of warring cannon and dying men, yet to the Christian philosopher and historian–the humble listener–there has been a divine melody running through the song which speaks of hope and halcyon days to come.

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The world’s history is constant, like the laws of nature, and simple, like the souls of men. The same conditions continually produce the same results.

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The world’s history is the world’s judgment. [Ger., Die Weltgeschichte ist das Weltgericht.]

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The writing of histories – as Goethe once noted – is one way of getting rid of the weight of the past…. The writing of history liberates us from history.

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