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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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All politics is local. - Thomas P O'Neil

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

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

History is philosophy teaching by example. - Dionysius

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

From politics, it was an easy step to silence. - Jane Austen

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. - Edward R. Murrow

The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it. - Oscar Wilde

The main thing is to make history, not to write it. - Otto von Bismarck

Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up. - Ronald Wright

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 repeats itself; historians repeat one another. - Rupert Brooke

Anybody can make history, only a great man can write it. - Oscar Wilde

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

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does. - Groucho Marx

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. - Albert Einstein

An honest man in politics shines more than he would elsewhere. - Mark Twain

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. - Charles de Gaulle

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

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. - Margaret Thatcher

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

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. - Lord Acton

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

I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our 52 states. - Raquel Welch

I didn't realize it was October until I saw the Chicago Cubs choking. - Jay Leno

In politics, madame, you need two things: friends, but above all an enemy. - Brian Mulroney

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

A filmmaker we almost lost to politics... my friend and colleague, Warren Beatty. - Jack Nicholson

My wife likes to talk on the phone during sex. She called me from Chicago last night. - Rodney Dangerfield

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

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. - Unknown

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. - Will Durant

One thing I carried my whole life, especially from my grandparents in Chicago, was a huge idealism for the world. - Abigail Washburn

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else. - Shirley Chisholm

Mr. Gorbachev has apparently stumbled onto one of the best-kept secrets in recent Soviet history: Communism doesn't work. - Frank Zappa

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. - Ronald Reagan

I see history as really cyclical in terms of the intense idealism, and the desire to create a better life outside of societal norms. - Lauren Groff

History has repeatedly been changed by people who had the desire and the ability to transfer their convictions and emotions to their listeners. - Dale Carnegie

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. - Aldous Huxley


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