Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Quotations #008

"Do not say when I have free time I will learn, lest you not have free time." -- Hillel

"Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results." -- Machiavelli

"History, as the study of the past, makes the coherence of what happened comprehensible by reducing events to a dramatic pattern and seeing them in a simple form." -- Johan Huizinga

"The family is the nucleus of civilization" -- Will and Ariel Durant

"History teaches everything, even the future." -- Alphonse de Lamartine

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