Great Minds of History

Those who will and won’t be remembered

We cannot escape history. - Abraham Lincoln

Revolutions are the locomotives of history. - Karl Marx

Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind. - Ogden Nash

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. - Samuel Butler

Mind sees ghost when frightened and hopeless. - Toba Beta

That great dust-heap called 'history'. - Augustine Birrell

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. - Hannah More

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. - Steve Jobs

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Good lawyers know the law. Great lawyers know the judge. - Unknown

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. - George Bernard Shaw

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. - Dr. Samuel Johnson

U.S. history - that's part of your whole American heresy. - Archie Bunker

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. - Bernard de Fontenelle

The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it. - Bernard Devoto

I am a great friend of public amusements; they keep people from vice. - Samuel Johnson

When one has a great deal to put into it, a day has a hundred pockets. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life. - William Ellery Channing

It's great to arrive, but the trip's most always most of the fun. - Malcolm Forbes

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. - H G Wells

The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in the mind. - Thoreau

A great athlete does not come from muscle, speed, and skill, but from the mind first. - Dan E. Welker

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. - Dorothy Parker

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein: it rejects it. - P.B. Medawar

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. - Laurence J Peter

Great music is as much about the space between the notes as it is about the notes themselves. - Sting

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions. - Will Smith

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about themselves, and small people talk about others. - John C Maxwell

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Being in therapy is great. I spend an hour just talking about myself. It's kinda like being the guy on a date. - Caroline Rhea

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. - Bernard M. Baruch

The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad.
For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad. - G K Chesterton

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

There's something about a woman with a loud mind that sits in silence, smiling, knowing she can crush you with the truth. - R G Moon

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; and third, common sense. - Thomas Edison

Do not train boys to learning by force and harshness, but lead them by what amuses them, so that they may better discover the bent of their minds. - Plato

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward. - Robert Frost

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

Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived. - Niccolo Machiavelli

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