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Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it

Chicago Politics thanks to Jim Serritella

Cartoon from the Chicago Tribune (1934)

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Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley

History develops, art stands still. - E.M. Forster

Politics is the art of the possible. - Otto von Bismarck

Politics have no relation to morals. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Well-behaved women never make history. - Maria Shriver

History is a vast early warning system. - Norman Cousins

There is no reason to repeat bad history. - Eleanor Holmes Norton

In politics the middle way is none at all. - John Adams

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

History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. - Will Rogers

I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics. - Molly Ivins

If you think you have it tough, read history books. - Bill Maher

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. - R Buckminster Fuller

We are not makers of history. We are made by history. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot. - Mark Twain

History would be a wonderful thing - if it were only true. - Leo Tolstoy

Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. - Edmund Burke

I'm just the smallest dot in a big map of human history. - Ben Casnocha

U.S. history - that's part of your whole American heresy. - Archie Bunker

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

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. - Reinhold Niebuhr

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. - Henry Kissinger

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. - Jacob Bronowski

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. - Theodore White

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated. - Will Rogers

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice! - Dwight D Eisenhower

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again. - Kurt Vonnegut

What is the first part of politics? Education. The second? Education. And the third? Education. - Jules Michelet

We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word? - John Guare

Good thing we've still got politics in Texas - finest form of free entertainment ever invented. - Molly Ivins

I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. - John Adams

If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us. - Unknown

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. - Pericles (430 B.C.)

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is God's Gift. That's why we call it the 'Present.' - Bill Keane

A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. - Unknown

Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the country. The world came apart under her reign as Secretary of State. - Donald Trump

He's ... probably the greatest corporate leader in the history of a major company... Somebody like that would be absolutely incredible. - Donald Trump

There is only one history of any importance, and it is the history of what you once believed in, and the history of what you came to believe in. - Kay Boyle


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