Sunday, October 08, 2006

Quotations #084

"Speech is civilization itself ... It is silence that isolates." -- Thomas Mann

Mao Tse-tung (1893-1976) (or not, it's hard to tell. HT to Scott McLemee), on the meaning of the French Revolution: "It's too early to tell."

"Who are you? Why are you here? What do you want? What do you live for?" -- J. Michael Straczynski

"Of all our studies, history is the best qualified to reward our research." -- Malcolm X (Al Jajj Malik Shabazz, 1925-1965)

"History is the discovering of constant and universal principles of human nature." -- David Hume (1711-1776)

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