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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 is written by the victors. - Niccolo Machiavelli

A week is a long time in politics. - Harold Wilson

Politics makes strange postmasters. - Kin Hubbard

Well-behaved women never make history. - Maria Shriver

Crime does not pay as well as politics. - Alfred E. Newman

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

Politics is just show business for ugly people. - Jay Leno

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

Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring. - Nelson Algren

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. - Winston Churchill

Politics is the art of controlling your environment. - Hunter S. Thompson

If history repeats itself, I am so getting a dinosaur! - Unknown

A sweating ovary or a sick prostate explains most history. - Martin H. Fischer

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance. - Robert Frost

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

You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook. - Harry S Truman

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

The history of Scotland is one of theology tempered by homicide. - Ivor Brown

If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography. - William Lyon Mackenzie King

If the cavemen had known how to laugh, history would have been different. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher

History never repeats itself. The historians repeat each other. There is a wide difference. - Oscar Wilde

Politics is for people who have a passion for changing life but lack a passion for living it. - Tom Robbins

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

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato

When it comes to politics, I sit down on a sofa and grab some popcorn - or sometimes I crouch down in order not to get shot. - Sergey Galitsky

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen. - George MacDonald

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. - Ambrose Bierce

The Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower. They're monumental. They're straight out of Page 52 in your school history book. - Billy Crystal

I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power. - Robert Frost

I am quite sure now that often in matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkeys. - Mark Twain

Street League Skateboarding is the premier professional skateboarding league in the world, with the biggest prize money in history. - Rob Dyrdek

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

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. - Mitch Ratcliffe

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

I know of no other man in our time, or indeed in recent history, who so convincingly demonstrated the power of the spirit over material things. - Stafford Cripps

Peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country with a simple oath, we affirm old traditions, and make new beginnings. - George W. Bush


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