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Donald Creighton Quotes and Sayings

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History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
- Donald Creighton

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

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

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

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

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

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

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

There are no extraordinary men...
just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
- William Halsey

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
- Anwar Sadat

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the
core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

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

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

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

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

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

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

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
- Jessamyn West

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

Generally speaking, historically in this country,
the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

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

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been
declared impossible before they were done.
- Louis D. Brandeis

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay.
They were filthy, and they were lousy,
and they stunk.
And I loved them.
- Douglas MacArthur

I came, I saw, I conquered.
- Julius Caesar

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
- Samuel Butler

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history
rests on something spiritual.
If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history.
If it is weak, it suffers world history.
- Albert Schweitzer

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

Why should we honour those that die upon the field
of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in
entering into the abyss of himself.
- William Butler Yeats

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

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

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

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


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