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The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
June 4, 1937 -
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
August 17, 1887 - June 10, 1940
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
February 2, 1905 - March 6, 1982
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present.
June 8, 1933 -
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
January 17, 1964 -
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
May 1, 1881 - April 10, 1955
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
C. S. Lewis
November 29, 1898 - November 22, 1963
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014
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