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The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed. ...
by Stephen Ambrose

The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.
- Stephen Ambrose

Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.
- Stephen Ambrose

Custer had dead heroes.
Crazy Horse had only live ones.
- Stephen Ambrose

Immigrants do more than help us win our wars,
or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.
- Stephen Ambrose

 

The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.
- Stephen Ambrose

Trial by jury.
Live wherever you can make a living.
How could a government based on such principles fail?
- Stephen Ambrose

Washington's character was rock solid.
He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues,
which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
- Stephen Ambrose

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Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands.
- Stephen Ambrose

In 1945, there were more people killed,
more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off,
more fires burning than before or since.
- Stephen Ambrose

Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death.
- Stephen Ambrose

In America, Jefferson noted with approval,
women knew their place.
- Stephen Ambrose

Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters,
but they were never friends.
- Stephen Ambrose

You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school.
- Stephen Ambrose

My favorite book is the last one printed,
which is always better than those that were published earlier.
- Stephen Ambrose

Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present,
incorporated into daily life.
- Stephen Ambrose

I've always tried to be fair to my subjects.
That's easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark,
or Eisenhower.
- Stephen Ambrose

Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life.
He never got my vote.
- Stephen Ambrose

I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s.
Most of them were scornful of, even hated,
big business.
- Stephen Ambrose

Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world,
yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted,
overcome his power, broken his will.
- Stephen Ambrose

I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam.
- Stephen Ambrose

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document,
and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
- Stephen Ambrose

It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly.
- Stephen Ambrose

Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century.
Of all the men I've studied and written about,
he is the brightest and the best.
- Stephen Ambrose

Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation.
- Stephen Ambrose

As to the Indians, the guiding principle was,
promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.
- Stephen Ambrose

The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our
buildings and vehicles become,
the more vulnerable we are.
- Stephen Ambrose

Jefferson owned slaves.
He did not believe that all were created equal.
He was a racist.
- Stephen Ambrose

World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War,
made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
- Stephen Ambrose

History is everything that has ever happened.
- Stephen Ambrose

Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as
a whole were willing to raise,
train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job.
- Stephen Ambrose

It does you no good to see the number two or number
three man in the corporation-you have to get through to number one.
- Stephen Ambrose

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
- Stephen Ambrose

The number one secret of being a successful writer is this:
marry an English major.
- Stephen Ambrose

Eisenhower had the clearest blue eyes.
He would fix them on you.
In my every interview with him, he would lock his eyes
on to mine and keep them there.
- Stephen Ambrose

Even before Watergate and his resignation,
Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.
- Stephen Ambrose

American corporations hate to give away money.
- Stephen Ambrose

American is the first democratic nation-state.
- Stephen Ambrose

Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War,
or World War II were the turning points in our history,
the sine qua non of our forward progress.
- Stephen Ambrose

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope.
Love of the past implies faith in the future.
- Stephen Ambrose

I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had,
save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.
- Stephen Ambrose

Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed
that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men.
- Stephen Ambrose

We are part of a country that outshines those that
have gone before us and most of those in existence today.
- Stephen Ambrose

To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African
American as inferior in every way.
- Stephen Ambrose

Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of.
- Stephen Ambrose

Writing is not the easiest way to make a living.
Your work long hours, usually all by yourself.
It is not a way to make money.
- Stephen Ambrose

My first book was the book that changed my life.
- Stephen Ambrose

The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians.
It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same.
- Stephen Ambrose

Who today is willing to say that Texas and California
and the remainder of the Southwest would be better
off if they were governed by Mexico?
- Stephen Ambrose

There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.
- Stephen Ambrose

I'm no politician.
I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime
of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education.
- Stephen Ambrose

The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our
confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Nuclear holocaust might eliminate the Internet.
- Taylor Hanson

I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984.
Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss
are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.
- Benazir Bhutto

Father God, we just ask You to open Your wide,
wide arms and look down upon us, Lord,
and lead us, and let us know what we should do to stop this,
this terrible, terrible holocaust.
- Norma McCorvey

We do a lot of shows for young people who have probably
never been to the theater before and they are learning about the Holocaust,
which unhappily, many of them do not know about.
- Linda Lavin

God must have been on leave during the Holocaust.
- Simon Wiesenthal

We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left,
fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust.
- Gene Tierney

There must be people who remember World War II and
the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.
- Martin Scorsese

Yet, nearly 6 decades after the Holocaust concluded,
Anti-Semitism still exists as the scourge of the world.
- Eliot Engel

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.
I mean in this century's history.
But we all lived in this century.
I didn't live in this century.
- Dan Quayle

I have a ton of Holocaust stuff, and some of it is really hard core.
- Sarah Silverman

As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny,
we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust.
- Bob Beauprez

The Holocaust also shows us how a combination of events
and attitudes can erode a society's democratic values.
- Tim Holden

It took me fifty years to deal with the Holocaust at all.
And I did it in a literary way.
- Leonard Baskin

The radio even weren't allowed to say there was a Holocaust
and people were being killed right,
left and center in these terrible camps.
- Patrick Macnee

The whole Indian thing, I always say it's really the American holocaust.
It's something we need to look at.
- Skeet Ulrich

The holocaust against the unborn is the greatest sin
they could ever do or even ever participate in.
- Norma McCorvey

For while the threat of nuclear holocaust has been significantly reduced,
the world remains a very unsettled and dangerous place.
- William S. Cohen

You can talk about Holocaust denial,
but it's really marginal for the most part.
What is compelling about the Armenian genocide,
is how it has been forgotten.
- Atom Egoyan

In the First World War, there was the sudden passion of nationalism,
and the killing took place because of these emotions.
But the Soviet case is different, because you had systematic murder,
like the Holocaust.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live
be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and
from the ruinous arms race.
It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated
from freedom which is the right of every nation.
This I desire and for this I pray.
- Lech Walesa


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