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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.
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.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present.
In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
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.
It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.
Henry David Thoreau
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
George Bernard Shaw
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Woz is living his own life now. He hasn't been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
In the richest country in the history of the world, this Obama economy has crushed the middle class. Family income has fallen by $4,000, but health insurance premiums are higher, food prices are higher, utility bills are higher, and gasoline prices have doubled. Today more Americans wake up in poverty than ever before.
I want to reform the tax code so that it's simple, fair, and asks the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on incomes over $250,000 - the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president; the same rate we had when our economy created nearly 23 million new jobs, the biggest surplus in history, and a lot of millionaires to boot.
History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
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