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"...a page of history is worth a volume of logic."  (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

"Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian."  (Lee Simonson)

"Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history."  (George Bernard Shaw)

"History is a set of lies agreed upon."  (Napoleon Bonaparte)

"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 is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of 'history' it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time - and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened."  (Hunter S. Thompson)

"History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other."  (Philip Guedalla)

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."  (Sir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965)

"I'm recording our history now on the bedroom wall, and when we leave the landlord will come and paint over it all."  (Ani Difranco)

"If history is a nightmare from which we are trying to awake, then the Reagan era can be seen as an eight-year blackout. Numb, pale, unhealthily dreamless: eight years of DO NOT DISTURB."  (Martin Amis)

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