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Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini stepping into a crate to be lowered into New York Harbor

Harry Houdini thanks to Carl Dietz

Houdini escape stunt on July 7, 1912

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History is written by the victors. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

Leftovers: 1. Mull-again stew; 2. Repast history. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

We learn from history that we do not learn from history. - Georg W F Hegel

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

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

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

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

All of history is fused with His meaning because history is HIS-story. - Ravi Zacharias

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it. - John F Kennedy

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

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

There's a good reason why nobody studies history. It just teaches you too much. - Noam Chomsky

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

There has never been a better time in history to be an environmental radiation researcher. - Steven Magee

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

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. - Oprah Winfrey

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

Madam, you're making history, in fact, you're making me, and I wish you'd keep my hands to yourself. - Groucho Marx

Mr. Gorbachev has apparently stumbled onto one of the best-kept secrets in recent Soviet history: Communism doesn't work. - Frank Zappa

We're at a point in history where everyone needs to pay attention to politics. Too much is at stake for us to be apathetic. - Kevin Costner

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

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

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation. - Tom Stoppard

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

Love easily confuses us because it is always in flux between illusion and substance, between memory and wish, between contentment and need. - Tom Robbins

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I not only knew Houdini, but we had a very lovely relationship. I really though we had something going, and then the son of a gun disappeared. - Betty White

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

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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