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Here comes the orator, with his flood of words and his drop of reason.
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History has much to say on following the proper procedures. From a history
of the Mexican revolution:
"Hidalgo was later defeated at Guadalajara. The rebel army was
captured on its way through the mountains. All were courtmartialed and
shot, except Hidalgo, because he was a priest. He was handed over to
the bishop of Durango who excommunicated him and returned him to the
army where he was then executed."
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History is on our side (as long as we can control the historians).
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History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree on.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte, "Maxims"
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History shows that the human mind, fed by constant accessions of knowledge,
periodically grows too large for its theoretical coverings, and bursts them
asunder to appear in new habiliments, as the feeding and growing grub, at
intervals, casts its too narrow skin and assumes another... Truly the imago
state of Man seems to be terribly distant, but every moult is a step gained.
-- Charles Darwin, from "Origin of the Species"
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History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have
exhausted all other alternatives.
-- Abba Eban
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How can you govern a nation which has 246 kinds of cheese?
-- Charles de Gaulle
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How is the world ruled, and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to
journalists, and they believe what they read.
-- Karl Kraus, "Aphorisms and More Aphorisms"
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I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend
than be one.
-- Clarence Darrow
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I am convinced that the truest act of courage is to sacrifice ourselves
for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice. To be a man
is to suffer for others.
-- Cesar Chavez