Be as a tower firmly set Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
- Dante Alighieri
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Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally.
- Carroll Quigley
There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history. It is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.
- Claude Vorilhon
The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.
- Noam Chomsky
I thought I had to make an impact on history. I had to become the greatest choreographer of my time. That was my mission. Posterity deals with us however it sees fit. But I gave it 20 years of my best shot.
- Twyla Tharp
Very few conflicts in the history of the world have been satisfactorily concluded according to a published timetable, because you lose all flexibility in dealing with your opponents.
- William Hague
President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.
- Mitt Romney
Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history.
- Robert Anton Wilson