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On This Site in 1897 thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

Sign at 'A Touch of Dutch' store in Coupeville, Washington

On This Site in 1897 thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

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History is philosophy teaching by example. - Dionysius

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

What Washington needs is adult supervision. - Barack Obama

Revolutions are the locomotives of history. - Karl Marx

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. - Virginia Woolf

The state of Washington calls tips 'wages.' - Tom Douglas

I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money. - Bob Hope

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

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

The trouble with history is its dependence upon diplomats. - Gerald F Lieberman

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

I'm just the smallest dot in a big map of human history. - Ben Casnocha

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

Conjunctivitis dot com ... now there's a site for sore eyes. - Tim Vine

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

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself. - Gertrude Stein

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

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

In life you have to rely on the past, and that's called history. - Donald Trump

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

The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice. - Mark Twain

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. - William E. Simon

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

The Spanish assailed the unassailable, the Dutch defended the indefensible. - Unknown

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. - P.J. O'Rourke

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

I started the site when I was 19. I didn't know much about business back then. - Mark Zuckerberg

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

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

It is guaranteed to put all teeth on edge, including George Washington's, wherever they might be. - Vincent Canby

If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us. - Unknown

The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington. - Yakov Smirnoff

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting. - Dave Barry

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

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

God created us for love, for union, for forgiveness and compassion and, yet, that has not been our storyline. That has not been our history. - Richard Rohr

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

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

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


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