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Fernand Braudel Quotes and Sayings

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History may be divided into three movements:
what moves rapidly,
what moves slowly and what appears not to move at all.
- Fernand Braudel

Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the
general framework of history,
so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions,
we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life.
- Fernand Braudel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our
recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.
- Peter Berger

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

In the long term we can hope that religion will change
the nature of man and reduce conflict.
But history is not encouraging in this respect.
The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
- Richard M. Nixon

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

Libraries are not made, they grow.
- Augustine Birrell

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

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

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

Time is my greatest enemy.
- Evita Peron

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

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

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

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

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

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

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

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

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry,
because we didn't think it was fair in the history
books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory,
and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
- Dick Gregory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

One who comes to the Court must come to adore,
not to protest.
That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
- William O. Douglas


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