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Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it

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Cartoon from the Chicago Tribune (1934)

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All politics is applesauce. - Will Rogers

Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley

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

Politics have no relation to morals. - Niccolo Machiavelli

In politics nothing is contemptible. - Benjamin Disraeli

Live out of your imagination, not your history. - Stephen R. Covey

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

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

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

You have to look at history as an evolution of society. - Jean Chretien

The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia. - Otto von Bismarck

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

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

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

It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature. - Henry James

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

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Zedong

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

American Politics: A form of socialism for the rich, including the politicians. - Gregory Nunn

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

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies. - Alexis de Tocqueville

Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection. - Watchman Nee

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

Once in a lifetime the longed-for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme. - Seamus Heaney

I can't understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it. - George Burns

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

A library should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life. - Norman Cousins

In the whole history of technology it would be difficult to find a greater single advance than this. - L.T.C. Rolt

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

Harold MacMillan is a very intelligent man, who, as so often happens in politics, achieved supreme power too late. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. - Martha Stewart

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. - John F Kennedy

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

The shoulders I stand on are broad and strong, full of history and courage and love. How about you? Whose shoulders are you standing on? - Molly Johnson

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

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

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

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

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. - Stephen Hawking

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov


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