Historic Quotes

"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first...

"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled." β€” Michael Crichton
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The writing of history is largely a process of divers...

The writing of history is largely a process of diversion. Most historical accounts distract attention from the secret influences behind great events. ...Frank Herbert
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"Certainly all historical experience confirms that ma...

"Certainly all historical experience confirms that man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out for the impossible." - Max Weber
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"Historically, the most terrible things - war...

"Historically, the most terrible things - war genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience." - Howard Zinn
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When moral questions start with "Why has sympathy been historically praised?" The questioner reg...

When moral questions start with "Why has sympathy been historically praised?" The questioner regards themself as an arbiter of virtue. They pass judgment by their own approval. "Injury to me is injury for all." They honor what is seen in themselves; a morality of self glorification. - Nietzsche
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"Rather it is in one interpretation, the Christian moral one, that Nihilism is rooted. The em...

"Rather it is in one interpretation, the Christian moral one, that Nihilism is rooted. The emphasis on truth put forward in Christianity is nauseated by the falseness of all of its historical claims. The rebounding from 'God is truth' to 'All is false', an act of Buddhism. - Nietzsche
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The pine that is harvested today is much softer than ...

The pine that is harvested today is much softer than what was harvested 200 years ago.β€”Sarita M. Herman, University of Virginia historic preservation project manager
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Historically, the most terrible things - war...

Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience. ― Howard Zinn
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But speeches are actions among men and, indeed, most effective ones. True enough, people ...

But speeches are actions among men and, indeed, most effective ones. True enough, people often say they were merely talks and thus supposedly insignificant. But such talk is merely chatter, and chatter has the important advantage of being historically insignificant. - Hegel
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"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first...

"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled." - Michael Crichton
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β€œBe careful how you choose your enemy, for you will come to rese...

β€œBe careful how you choose your enemy, for you will come to resemble him. The moment you adapt your enemy's methods your enemy has won. The rest is suffering and historical opera. ” ― Michael Ventura
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Fantasy. Lunacy. All revolutions are,...

Fantasy. Lunacy. All revolutions are, until they happen, then they become historical inevitabilities. - David Mitchell
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"Historically, the most terrible things - war...

"Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience." - Howard Zinn
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β€œHistorically, the most terrible things - war...

β€œHistorically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.” - Howard Zinn
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"You can understand why a country is in the plight it's in just by travelin...

"You can understand why a country is in the plight it's in just by traveling there and observing it's people. Historical factors (e.g. colonialism, war) are maybe 20% to blame. Mostly it's just the people are fuckwits."- Nick Krauser
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"All revolutions are the sheerest fantasy until t...

"All revolutions are the sheerest fantasy until they happen; then they become historical inevitabilities." - Sonmi-451, from David Mitchell's 'Cloud Atlas'
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"Whatever can be noted historica...

"Whatever can be noted historically can be found within history." -Martin Heidegger, What does it mean?
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"You'll see terrorism that'll terrify you, and if you don't th...

"You'll see terrorism that'll terrify you, and if you don't think you'll see it you're blind to the historical development of everything that's taking place on earth today..." - Malcolm X, 1964
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β€œMuch early poetry written in what is now Canada ...

β€œMuch early poetry written in what is now Canada retains only historical as distinct from literary interest.” (W. J Keith) -Does anyone know what it means?
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"Let's start with the historical background," Ranga answered; and with the en...

"Let's start with the historical background," Ranga answered; and with the engaging pedantry of an undergraduate delivering a lecture about matters which he himself has only lately heard of, he launched forth." - Aldous Huxley (Island)
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