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He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be -
by A. J. P. Taylor

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be -
a student of history; and like most of those who study history,
he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
- A. J. P. Taylor

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people
are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.
- A. J. P. Taylor

A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
- A. J. P. Taylor

 

The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary
than the specter of Communism.
- A. J. P. Taylor

No matter what political reasons are given for war,
the underlying reason is always economic.
- A. J. P. Taylor

A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of
accuracy would not do well for his clients.
- A. J. P. Taylor

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Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
- A. J. P. Taylor

The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
- A. J. P. Taylor

The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace,
carried the nations to war by their own weight.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Nothing is inevitable until it happens.
- A. J. P. Taylor

There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make
peace with the Establishment -
and nothing more corrupting.
- A. J. P. Taylor

No war is inevitable until it breaks out.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Like most of those who study history,
he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the
past how to make new ones.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war;
and he discovered this only when the First World War
was already being fought.
Of course he was right.
Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.
- A. J. P. Taylor

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

They must often change,
who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- Confucius

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Play as often as you can.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
- Harry S. Truman

Whenever you choose to carry resentment and hatred,
you are shouldering an immense burden that damages
your happiness, and often your health.
Does it matter that your resentment and hatred are "justified?"
Only you suffer - not the person you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to laugh loud - laugh often
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

Friendship often leads to love,
but lust seldom leads to friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our connection with Spirit is unbreakable, but often imperceptible.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often the hands will solve a mystery
that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Jung


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