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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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History is written by the victors. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Politics is war by other measures. - Steve Bannon

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

Politics have no relation to morals. - Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Revolutions are the locomotives of history. - Karl Marx

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

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

It's a very good historical book about history. - Dan Quayle

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

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

History is a vision of God's creation on the move. - Arnold J. Toynbee

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull. - Anatole France

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

There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand. - Annie Besant

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

Study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft. - Winston Churchill

War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules. - Ross Perot

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

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

It's a terrible shame that politics has become show business. - Sydney Pollack

A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke. - Max Eastman

I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters. - John Keats

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

Politics is a profession where the paths of glory lead but to the gravy. - Billy Boy Franklin

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

Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will. - Mikhail Bakunin

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

More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations. - John Barth

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. - Warren Buffett

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

Animals are like little children a bit. They're simple. They don't have politics driving them. - Annabelle Sabloff

Politics: Poli, a Latin word meaning "many"; and tics, meaning "bloodsucking creatures." - Robin Williams

How many ideas have there been in the history of the human race that were unthinkable ten years before they appeared? - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. - Dwight D Eisenhower

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

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

It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history. - Renata Adler

Our history is an inevitable component of our being. One thing only can release us from the grip of our history. That one thing is forgiveness. - Lewis B Smedes


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