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History could pass for a scarlet text,
by Eldridge Cleaver

History could pass for a scarlet text,
its jot and title graven red in human blood.
- Eldridge Cleaver

In prison, those things withheld from and denied to
the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.
- Eldridge Cleaver

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
- Eldridge Cleaver

What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant,
powerful body and a dull, bestial mind.
- Eldridge Cleaver

 

I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and
that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part
is a struggle against the American nightmare.
- Eldridge Cleaver

Respect commands itself and can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
- Eldridge Cleaver

You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem.
- Eldridge Cleaver

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All the gods are dead except the god of war.
- Eldridge Cleaver

I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die.
- Eldridge Cleaver

If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism,
if I myself and other former Muslims can change,
if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
- Eldridge Cleaver

You don't have to teach people how to be human.
You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman.
- Eldridge Cleaver

The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto
into the heart of suburbia.
The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do,
in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court
could only write on the books.
- Eldridge Cleaver

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite
which equals that which follows a supine submission
to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor,
beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
- Eldridge Cleaver

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax
their lives with forethought of grief...
For a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.
- Wendell Berry

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

Libraries are not made, they grow.
- Augustine Birrell

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself:
Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

We learned the value of research in World War II.
- Amar Bose

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak,
not the right to spend.
- Byron White

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

Civilization is a movement and not a condition,
a voyage and not a harbor.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
- Tom Ford

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

History is the version of past events
that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry,
because we didn't think it was fair in the history
books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory,
and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
- Dick Gregory

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable
and more dangerous for all of us.
- Margaret Thatcher

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
- George S. Patton

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
- Nikita Khrushchev


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