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History has spurts and then is steady,
by Alan Bean

History has spurts and then is steady,
and then maybe even backing up a step,
and then forward again.
- Alan Bean

I think everything depends on money.
- Alan Bean

It's hard not to be excited when you're going to find
a way to land on the moon.
- Alan Bean

We knew it was going to be difficult to get to the moon.
We didn't know how difficult.
- Alan Bean

 

I found I have to stay painting.
- Alan Bean

The moon is very rugged.
- Alan Bean

I feel like there's too many paintings left unpainted
that I just don't want to take the time away.
- Alan Bean

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But I'm the only one who can paint the moon,
because I'm the only one who knows whether that's right or not.
- Alan Bean

One of the great things about the universe is that it's fair.
- Alan Bean

But I found that being an artist and doing accurate work is very difficult.
- Alan Bean

I can remember walking on the moon.
- Alan Bean

Eventually there are going to be cities in space.
- Alan Bean

I have the nicest life in the world.
- Alan Bean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

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

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

Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
- H. L. Mencken

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24.
- David M. Shoup

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

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

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

Time is my greatest enemy.
- Evita Peron

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.
- George M. Humphrey

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
- James Stockdale

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

The construction of Europe is an art.
It is the art of the possible.
- Jacques Chirac

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
- Dante Alighieri

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

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

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans.
It presents one of man's first attempts to order his
view of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had
a depression named for him.
- Herbert Hoover

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


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