Each day has its own destiny. Yesterday is history, today is opportunity while tomorrow is mystery.t. b. joshua
If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.thomas jefferson
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.winston churchill
The Constitution... meant that its coordinate branches should be checks on each other. But the opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.thomas jefferson
...the place [Dogtown, in Gloucester, Massachusetts] is forsaken and majestically lovely as if nature had at last formed one spot where she can live for herself alone....[It] looked like a cross between Easter Island and Stonehenge – essentially druidic in it appearance – it gives the feeling that an ancient race might turn up at any moment and renew an ageless rite there.marsden hartley
They who live in history only seemed to walk the earth again.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Histories are as perfect as the Historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.thomas carlyle
History is the essence of innumerable Biographies.thomas carlyle
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.Oscar Wilde "The True Function and Value of Criticism." The Nineteenth Century XXVII (July-December 1890): 137.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.george santayana
The Romans did not see [the tale of Romulus, Remus and the she-wolf] as a charming story; they meant to show that they had imbibed wolfish appetites and ferocity with their mother's milk.terry jones
No; no; not a sixpence.charles cotesworth pinckney
It is always a part of the misfortunes of the vanquished that their portraits are painted and their history written by the victors.A. yankee
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