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Dorothy Salisbury Davis Quotes and Sayings

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History's like a story in a way: it depends on who's telling it.
- Dorothy Salisbury Davis

Don't sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys.
- Dorothy Salisbury Davis

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

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

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

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

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan;
you should wear it inside,
where it functions best.
- Margaret Thatcher

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

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 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

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

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

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

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

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

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

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

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

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

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
- Herbert Hoover

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

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

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

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

Failure is impossible.
- Susan B. Anthony

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

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

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

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The lessons of the past provide the path to the future.
- Anonymous

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

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever
invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.
- Irving R. Kaufman

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

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


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