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He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. A. J. P. Taylor

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Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. A. J. P. Taylor

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Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness. A. J. P. Taylor

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If you read about Mussolini or Stalin or some of these other great monsters of history, they were at it all the time, that they were getting up in the morning very early. They were physically very active. They didn't eat lunch. A. N. Wilson

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That President Mohammad Khatami's policies have been blocked is the bitterest incident in the contemporary Iranian history. This means that the wishes of millions of people who voted for Khatami and called for freedom and justice have been ignored... Why should cultural activities and journalism be so risky in Iran? Abdolkarim Soroush

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Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind. Adam Weishaupt

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History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it. Adora Svitak

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November is Hip-Hop History Month, where we give celebration to what hip hop has done to bring together people of the world, people of all nationalities, young people, all the political systems and politicians on the planet. Afrika Bambaataa

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From the dawn of history, science has probed the universe of unknowns, searching for the uniting laws of nature. Ahmed Zewail

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History suggests the 2010s will give rise to a super-unicorn or two that reflect the key tech wave of the decade, the mobile web. Aileen Lee

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For much of Toyota's history, we have ensured the quality and reliability of our vehicles by placing a device called an andon cord on every production line - and empowering any team member to halt production if there's an assembly problem. Only when the problem is resolved does the line begin to move again. Akio Toyoda

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I love insane, stupid comedy, but I can only make it work if it's a character I can give some history to and make real. Like the guy I played in 'Little Miss Sunshine.' He's a maniac, but to me he was absolutely believable. Alan Arkin

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I always like to break out and address the audience. In 'The History Boys', for instance, without any ado, the boys will suddenly turn and talk to the audience and then go back into the action. I find it more adventurous doing it in prose than on the stage, but I like being able to make the reader suddenly sit up. Alan Bennett

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I don't really write plots. I use history as the engine that drives everything. Alan Furst

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If you read the history of the national Socialist party, they're all people who felt like life should have been better to them. They're disappointed, vengeful, angry. Alan Furst

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I had a publishing history of murder mysteries. Alan Furst

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For something that's supposed to be secret, there is a lot of intelligence history. Every time I read one book, two more are published. Alan Furst

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Why don't they go ahead and change the name of the White House to the West House. They want to do away with the heritage of White Settlement and destroy the history of White Settlement. Alan Price

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Fate and history have a similar feeling. They are weird mirrors to each other. Alexander Chee

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You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism. Alexander Haig

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You know, it's very clear, as one looks back on history again of the Cold War that, following the crisis in Cuba, following the Khrushchev - beating down of Jack Kennedy in Vienna, that President Kennedy believed that we had to join the battle for the Third World, and the next crisis that developed in that regards was Vietnam. Alexander Haig

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I go into my library and all history unrolls before me. Alexander Smith

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On the day when man told the story of his life to man, history was born. Alfred de Vigny

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France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama, because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity, and the other the individual lot of man. Alfred de Vigny

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One might almost reckon mathematically that, having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author, their history reaches us at third hand and is thus separated by two stages from the original fact. Alfred de Vigny

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Of late years (perhaps as a result of our political changes) art has borrowed from history more than ever. Alfred de Vigny

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In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found. Alfred Russel Wallace

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It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them. Alfred Russel Wallace

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Putting together philosophy and children would have been difficult for most of history. But very fortunately for me, when I started graduate school there was a real scientific revolution taking place in developmental psychology. Alison Gopnik

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In most places and times in human history, babies have had not just one person but lots of people around who were really paying attention to them around, dedicated to them, cared to them, were related to them. I think the big shift in our culture is the isolation in which many children are growing up. Alison Gopnik

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