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Konrad Adenauer Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: History

Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat.
- Konrad Adenauer

The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when
it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
- Konrad Adenauer

Only the stupidest calves choose their own butcher.
- Konrad Adenauer

 

All parts of the human body get tired eventually -
except the tongue.
- Konrad Adenauer

A thick skin is a gift from God.
- Konrad Adenauer

An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to
allow oneself to be devoured.
- Konrad Adenauer

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In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man,
it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
- Konrad Adenauer

The rare case where the conquered is very satisfied with the conqueror.
- Konrad Adenauer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

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

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

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

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

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

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

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

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

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

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

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

Time is my greatest enemy.
- Evita Peron

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 very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

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

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

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

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

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

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

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

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

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

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

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

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

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

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

The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
- George Will

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
- Colin Powell

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


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