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Top 100 Quotes About World History

#1. Anyone who believes we're living in a postfeminist age will learn that violence against females - from female infanticide and child marriage to honor killings and sex trafficking - has now produced a world with fewer females than males, a first in recorded history. - Author: Gloria Steinem
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#2. Little did we guess that what has been called the century of the common man would witness as its outstanding feature more common men killing each other with greater facilities than any other five centuries together in the history of the world. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#3. In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity. - Author: Roberto Benigni
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#4. You can't appreciate the world you live in and know if it's better or worse than previous generations unless you know your history. - Author: Chris Dietzel
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#5. Pele is the greatest player in football history, and there would only be one Pele in the world. - Author: Osvaldo Ardiles
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#6. Even if someone knew the entire physical history of the world, and every mental event were identical with a physical, it would notfollow that he could predict or explain a single mental event (so described, of course). - Author: Donald Davidson
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#7. We are the "can do" country. We adjust to situations better than any people in the history of the world ... We adjust to change. - Author: Dan Rather
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#8. The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free; the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free; the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy. - Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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#9. People tend to view history as if it were another planet and think the modern world was invented in 1963. I don't agree. - Author: Julian Fellowes
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#10. Darwinism is under official protection throughout the world. No other ideology in history, no other idea, has ever been kept under such strict official protection. To make any kind of statement criticizing Darwinism causes an official reaction. - Author: Harun Yahya
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#11. The United States was the first country in the history of the world to be consciously created out of an idea - and the idea was liberty. - Author: Nathaniel Branden
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#12. Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make. - Author: Ruth Benedict
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#13. World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man. - Author: Jon Meacham
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#14. God is the ruler of history. His times are well chosen The Roman Empire was an instrument in his hand. And so are the nations of the modern world. - Author: John Gresham Machen
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#15. After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground, to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past? - Author: Robert Dale Owen
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#16. Thirteen years have past since 1993, and I still have not seen one single book, documentary or anything to the biggest epidemic in Scottish, British prison history. I would go as far and say, no other prison in the world had fourteen men catching the HIV virus at the same time. - Author: Stephen Richards
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#17. The process of making natural history films is to try to prevent the animal knowing you are there, so you get glimpses of a non-human world, and that is a transporting thing. - Author: David Attenborough
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#18. Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different. - Author: Lord Henry Wotton
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#19. In the world of the present, in our time, we feel that suffering, anguish, the torments of body and soul, are greater than ever before in the history of mankind. - Author: Eyvind Johnson
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#20. While Frazier was a man of few words / Ali was a world of mouth / but he found his place in history / Now his heart can express him well / Joe Frazier was a silent warrior / whom Ali silently admired / One could not rise without the other - Author: Muhammad Ali
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#21. In becoming archaeologists of the world of our mothers, we are trying to retrieve the female past and to invent a future. - Author: Louise Bernikow
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#22. At the heart of world time is the momentum of history. At the heart of personal time is the mystery and wonder of individuality. At the heart of deep, new time is the creative spirit. But at the heart of our time is love. - Author: David Spangler
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#23. Our history suggests that women will continue to show the world how to be friends. - Author: Marilyn Yalom
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#24. I knew German history well, and out of my experiences in the rest of the world I believed to know the German kind; therefore I never doubted that, although for the time being all indications were against it, one day a change would come. - Author: Gustav Krupp
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#25. 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. - Author: Albert Schweitzer
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#26. Here you have an incredibly ambitious, accomplished woman who comes up against some of the same problems that women in power come up against today. Cleopatra plays an oddly pivotal role in world history as well; in her lifetime, Alexandria is the center of the universe, Rome is still a backwater. - Author: Stacy Schiff
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#27. The present is an age of talkers, and not doers; and the reason is, that the world is growing old. We are so far advanced in the Arts and Sciences, that we live in retrospect, and doat on past achievements. - Author: William Hazlitt
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#28. Nostalgia is the intimate refuge of every man and every woman in a world seemingly gone mad. - Author: John Larkins
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#29. I believe history teaches us a categorical lesson: that once a people are determined to become free, then nothing in the world can stop them reaching their goal. - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#30. Jesus was a human being, bound by history and the natural world; an extraordinary man, to be sure, but still a man. - Author: Paul Verhoeven
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#31. Look, this is helping me out quite a bit, but could you just get to the punishment part? We're at the end of World War Two in history, and I can't wait to find out who wins. - Author: Rob Thomas
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#32. Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark. - Author: Anne Sullivan
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#33. The only real struggle in the history of the world ... is between the vested interest and social justice. - Author: Arnold Joseph Toynbee
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#34. President Gordon B. Hinckley spoke of its relationship to other events in world history: When all is said and done, when all of history is examined, when the deepest depths of the human mind have been explored, there is nothing so wonderful, so majestic, so tremendous as this act of grace. - Author: Tad R. Callister
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#35. The gospel is not something partial or piecemeal: it takes in the whole life, the whole of history, the whole world. It tells us about creation and the final judgment and everything in between. - Author: David Lloyd-Jones
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#36. Haslam leaves us in no doubt what we are supposed to make of Matthews' mental world: this is gibberish and nothing more. - Author: Mike Jay
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#37. The main difference for the history of the world if I had been shot rather than Kennedy is that Onassis probably wouldn't have married Mrs Khrushchev. - Author: Nikita Khrushchev
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#38. The world's oldest university, University of Karaouin, was established by a Muslim woman in Fez, Morocco in 859 - Author: Firas Alkhateeb
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#39. The Bible nowhere teaches that the church will ultimately convert the whole world to Jesus Christ. There has never been a generation in history, nor will there ever be generation, in which the majority of the people will believe in Christ. - Author: Billy Graham
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#40. The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves. That faith calls out the divinity within. You can do anything. You fail only when you do not strive sufficiently to manifest infinite power. As soon as a man or a nation loses faith, death comes. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#41. In America we have the greatest chance for opportunity than anyone else in the past six and a half thousand years. Never in recorded history have so many different gifts from all over the world been deposited in one country. - Author: Jim Rohn
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#42. Berlin is one of my favorite cities in the world. I feel like the energy is very youthful. It has such an important history, including its recent history of unification. - Author: Mark Zuckerberg
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#43. The actions of a single person can change the course of the world and create history. - Author: Michael Scott
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#44. Blended-reality technology could play in a limited, walled-garden world, but history suggests that it won't really take off until it offers broad freedom of use. - Author: Jamais Cascio
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#45. Being Irish and a citizen of the world, has made me truly appreciate Irish culture, music and history. Whether you're first, second generation Irish or even with no connection to Ireland, you should visit in 2013 for a unique experience. - Author: Liam Neeson
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#46. For the world of football, Messi is a treasure because he is role model for children around the world ... Messi will be the player to win the most Ballons d'Or in history. He will win five, six, seven. He is incomparable. He's in a different league. - Author: Johan Cruijff
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#47. We CREATORS are builders. We are dedicated to the idea of building a beautiful world so different and so superior to the present one that we CREATORS of this generation will go down in history as the revolutionaries who ushered in the Golden Age of Mankind. - Author: Ben Klassen
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#48. We can today open wide the history of their administrations and point with pride to every act, and challenge the world to point out a single act stained with injustice to the North, or with partiality to their own section. - Author: Robert Toombs
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#49. Vidal Sassoon was the most famous hairstylist in the history of the world. - Author: John Paul DeJoria
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#50. It's stupid to claim that one human being is special, or picked out by God, when in fact there are hundreds of millions of human beings in the world, and God knows how many millions of people long dead who have been lost to history, all of whom were probably special to someone. - Author: Louis De Bernieres
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#51. I often said that never in the history of the world did one man receive so much faith and trust as Hitler. Similary, no one has ever betrayed so many people and abused so much good faith as he did. - Author: Hans Fritzsche
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#52. Considered in its entirety, psychoanalysis won't do. It is an end product, moreover, like a dinosaur or a zeppelin; no better theory can ever be erected on its ruins, which will remain for ever one of the saddest and strangest of all landmarks in the history of twentieth century thought. - Author: Peter Medawar
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#53. Because the American people champion liberty, more people in the world live free today than at any time in history. Yet, there is more to be done and it is America who will lead the way. - Author: Dick Armey
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#54. Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. - Author: Karl Marx
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#55. Black women all over the world should re-unite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us. - Author: Buchi Emecheta
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#56. We can always be sure of one thing - that the messengers of discomfort and sacrifice will be stoned and pelted by those who wish to preserve at all costs their own contentment. This is not a lesson that is confined to the Testaments. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#57. Of course, one way of thinking about all of life and civilization is as being about how the world registers and processes information. Certainly that's what sex is about; that's what history is about. - Author: Seth Lloyd
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#58. Moreover, if we could show, on general logical grounds, that the scientific quest is likely to succeed, one could not understand why anything like success has been so rare in the long history of human endeavours to know more about our world. - Author: Karl R. Popper
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#59. How fortunate it was for the world that when these great trials came upon it there was a generation that terror could not conquer and brutal violence could not enslave. - Author: Winston S. Churchill
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#60. Sex drives the world and sex in on every human mind, be it a prophet or be it a saint, history has full of evidences. - Author: Santosh Kalwar
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#61. A change was coming over the world, the meaning and direction of which even still is hidden from us, a change from era to era. - Froude's History of England, ch. i. - Author: William Hurrell Mallock
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#62. The real comfort is that the history of the world contains so much grief that my small griefs are edged out, and are only cinders at the borders of the fire. I am saying this again because I want it to be true. - Author: Sebastian Barry
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#63. It would change everything, gentlemen. It would shift the entire balance of power in Europe-maybe the world. Alexander conquered half of it. Think what he would have done with arrows dipped in monster snot! - Author: Rick Yancey
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#64. Everyone knows of the talking artists. Throughout all of the known history of the world they have gathered in rooms and talked. They talk of art and are passionately,almost feverishly, in earnest about it. They think it matters much more than it does. - Author: Sherwood Anderson
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#65. I don't know why we, in the art world, cannot unpack things and sort of make hybrid notions of a practice. We're very rigid. It's funny, though; in music, we have no problem sampling, mixing and remixing. But in the art world, why can't we take little parts of history and mix it together? - Author: Mark Bradford
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#66. My whole thing is I want to affect history in a positive way. I want the timeline to be, 100 years from now, when we look back, it's going to be like, the world was like this, and then Shameik Moore hit the world, and everything changed for the better. It was a new light. Something special. - Author: Shameik Moore
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#67. I am terrified of restrictive religious doctrine, having learned from history that when men who adhere to any form of it are in control, common men like me are in peril. [The World Is My Home (1991)] - Author: James A. Michener
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#68. history is our attempt to reconstruct the past from the evidence that remains - Author: Philip Parker
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#69. If there ever was in the history of humanity an enemy who was truly universal, an enemy whose acts and moves trouble the entire world, threaten the entire world, attack the entire world in any way or another, that real and really universal enemy is precisely Yankee imperialism. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#70. Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al. don't redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#71. I don't know where you'll find her, or what mindset she'll have, but I know one thing with unwavering certainty - that girl loves you like no woman has ever loved a man in the history of the world. She called you her heart. And I believed her. - Author: Jewel E. Ann
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#72. Bush has done more to create passions for what they call terror than any other Administration in this nation's history. I get rather afraid when the most powerful man in the world talks to, and gets answers back from, God. - Author: Randall Robinson
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#73. If you look at the history of technology over a couple hundred years, it's all about time compression and making the globe smaller. It's had positive effects, all the ones that we know. So we're much less likely to have the kind of terrible misunderstandings that led to World War I, for example. - Author: Eric Schmidt
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#74. That is a Medieval way of drawing history, in which they do not respect the law and want the rest of the world to respect the law. That's not possible. - Author: Emir Kusturica
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#75. It is the history of our kindnesses that alone makes this world tolerable," wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. "If - Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
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#76. Take a great adventure to a place, learn the rich history and make your own observation about the place. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#77. World War One is an important part of Ireland's multi-layered history during which tens of thousands Irish people lost their lives. - Author: Martin McGuinness
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#78. The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history. - Author: George Orwell
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#79. In a world where time is a sense, like sight or like taste, a sequence of episodes may be quick or may be slow, dim or intense, salty or sweet, causal or without cause, orderly or random, depending on the prior history of the viewer. - Author: Alan Lightman
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#80. The world is now changing, reviving fears that were familiar in Hitler's time, and to which Hitler responded. The history of the Holocaust is not over. Its precedent is eternal, and its lessons have not yet been learned. - Author: Timothy Snyder
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#81. The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#82. We should not blur the lines between legal and illegal immigrants. Millions of people around the world have gone through the process to come here legally and they followed the rules that required them to pay a fee, learn English, and learn about American history and government. - Author: Ken Calvert
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#83. We can only imagine the history of the free world today if, at the end of the Civil War, there had been two countries: the United States and the Confederate States of America. - Author: Douglas Brinkley
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#84. Europe is standing on the brink of the greatest tragedy in the history of the human race: a new world war, that may involve the doom of our entire civilisation. - Author: Vidkun Quisling
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#85. It was now December 7, 1941; the date that Franklin D. Roosevelt was destined to declare would live in infamy. - Author: Randall Wallace
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#86. His constant references to the ancient world have the effect of giving ordinary soldiers a sense of their lives. - Author: Andrew Roberts
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#87. God grant that this is the work of the Communists. You are witnessing the beginning of a great new epoch in German history. This fire is the beginning. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#88. America and Western Europe are on a moneymaking, pleasure-mad spree unparalleled in the history of the world. God is generally ignored or ridiculed. Church members in many cases are only halfhearted Christians. Judgment is coming. - Author: Billy Graham
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#89. The history that lies inert in unread books does no work in the world. - Author: Carl Becker
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#90. American policy seems to be wed to a perpetual state of war. Why? History shows that the world will always be in flux or turmoil, with different peoples competing for visibility and power. The U.S. cannot fix the fate of every nation. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#91. Whites have been the most subsidized group in the history of the United States and maybe the history of the world, while Blacks were enslaved and were the assets of Whites. - Author: Ishmael Reed
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#92. The world wants disarmament, the world needs disarmament. We have it in our power to help fashion future history. - Author: Arthur Henderson
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#93. For no man can write anything who does not think that what he writes is, for the time, the history of the world. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#94. World history is a court of judgment - Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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#95. The clear lesson of New England's history is that when there are not enough suitable men around to run the world, women are perfectly capable of doing so. - Author: Wallace Stegner
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#96. Churchill's 2,054 page book "Second World War" makes no mention of genocide or the murder of Jews. Coincidentally, Churchill was a strong proponent of eugenic legislation prior to the outbreak of WWII. - Author: A.E. Samaan
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#97. It feels like nobody in the history of the world has loved another person as much as I love you. I love you so much it hurts. You make me smile, you make me laugh, you make me burn. - Author: L. H. Cosway
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#98. I think the tradition of well-written history hasn't been squashed out of the academic world as much in Britain as it has in the United States. - Author: Adam Hochschild
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#99. After all, when the world looks to America, they look to us because we are the most successful political and economic experiment in human history. - Author: Condoleezza Rice
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#100. The history of the Web so far says that we are highly motivated to come up with ways to make sense of a world richer and more interesting than the constrained resources of the traditional media let on. - Author: Andrew Keen
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