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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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We cannot escape history. - Abraham Lincoln

World History: Scrap book - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

History is more or less bunk. - Henry Ford

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

What is history but a fable agreed upon? - Napoleon Bonaparte

Peace is preferable to a place in history. - Justo P Benitez

Everybody knows politics is a contact sport. - Barrack Obama

Intelligence has nothing to do with politics. - Londo Molari

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

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

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

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

History will never accept difficulties as an excuse. - John F Kennedy

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

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

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

A people without history is like the wind on the buffalo grass. - Lakota Sioux Proverb

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

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

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. - Thomas Jefferson

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

There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good. - Stephen Colbert

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

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

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

Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. - C S Lewis

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. - Charles de Gaulle

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

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

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. - Ronald Reagan

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

Being in politics is like being a football coach; you have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. - Eugene McCarthy

History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Things always get better. Tomorrow will always be better. Just think about it... is there any time in history in which you'd rather live than now? - Paul Harvey


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