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"It is the glory of English Law, that its roots are sunk deep into the soil of national history; that it is the slow product of the age long growth of the national life." - Edward Jenks

"Whatever the history of U.S. intervention in Iraq, our priorities now should be to protect our people and defend our national security interests, not to try to resolve an intractable religious divide some 1,500 years in the making." - Ted Cruz

"A friend of mine once said that there were only two truly national events in the history of the United States. One was the Civil War and the other one was the Depression." - Arthur Miller

"The history and national interest of Rwanda and the Rwandan people dictate our national orientation." - Paul Kagame

"I've always tried to write California history as American history. The paradox is that New England history is by definition national history, Mid-Atlantic history is national history. We're still suffering from that." - Kevin Starr

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster." - Douglas Macarthur

"History shows that anything conducive to our national stability is good." - Jiang Zemin

"The National Football league is on the wrong side of history," - Tom Cole

"Matt Cooke may be the worst fighter in the history of the National Hockey League." - Dave Nonis

"In modern Greek history, there is a close relationship between national humiliation and political radicalization." - Christopher Hitchens

"In this decisive hour of our national history, union means life and division means death." - Bao Dai

"Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness and the feeling of helplessness." - Lech Walesa

"The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history." - Mike Fitzpatrick

"The War on Terror is one of the most critical national security efforts in our history." - Sue Kelly

"America has had gifted conservative statesmen and national leaders. But with few exceptions, only the liberals have gone down in history as national heroes." - Gunnar Myrdal

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Culture Clash is a national treasure." - Philip Kan Gotanda

"What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice." - Carter G Woodson

"Let me remind you that you have a two-fold task to perform. With the force of arms and at the cost of your blood you will have to win liberty. Then, when India is free, you will have to organize the permanent army of Free India, whose task it will be to preserve our liberty for all time. We must build up our national defense on such an unshakable foundation that never again in our history shall we lose our freedom." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"For to be contemporary is not necessarily to be part of any movement, to be included in the official representations of national and international art. History shows that it may well be the opposite. It may be that it is the odd, the personal, the curious, the simply honest, that at this moment, when everyone looks to the extreme and flamboyant, constitutes the most interesting manifestation of the spirit of art." - Patrick Swift

"No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income." - Ronald Reagan

"Throughout the nation's history, the national destiny of the United States has been understood in antimilitaristic, libertarian terms." - Hans Morgenthau

"What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life." - Thomas Mann

"I've been fortunate over my career to make a little history on the 16th hole at Augusta National." - Jack Nicklaus

"But it is a law of life and development in history where two national civilizations meet they fight for ascendancy." - Bernhard Von Bulow

"NDA not only stands for National Democratic Alliance but is also the National Development Alliance." - Narendra Modi

"Patriotism ruins history." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Patriotism corrupts history." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"History is merely gossip" - Oscar Wilde

"History repeats herself." - Jennifer Stone

"The church must never become a government factory, carrying on a nationalized industry of religion with the people as the bolts and nuts; with God reduced to the role of cramped advocate of current national policy. Surely the pages of history are replete and the examples in many a foreign country convincing that this kind of church-state union-whatever the original motives, or however noble the original purposes-winds up with a state that is less than stable and a church that is less than sanctified, and with the poor still hungry." - Glenn Archer

"What is national freedom if not a people's inner freedom to cultivate its abilities along the beaten path of its history?" - Ahad Ha'am

"History has recorded nothing so dramatic in design, nor so skillfully manipulated, as this attempt to create the National Reserve Association, or the Federal Reserve." - Charles Lindbergh

"What is national freedom if not a people's inner freedom to cultivate its abilities along the beaten path of its history?" - Ahad Ha'am

"Racism and prejudice exist there [at the National Film Board] like anywhere else. My history at the Board has not been easy. It's been a long walk." - Alanis Obomsawin

"The National Federation of Republican Women has a long history of helping bring women into the political process while promoting the Republican cause." - Laura Bush

"I had a national and international reputation. I had written the history and articles. So I brought to the Trotskyist movement some international reputation." - C L R James

"Recognizing Quebec as being different, recognizing our history, recognizing our identity, has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never been a threat to national unity." - Jean Charest

"Throwing off despotism and tyranny is our history and part of our national identity - something in which we can take incredible pride." - Mike Crapo

"Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language." - Slobodan Milosevic

"Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language." - Slobodan Milosevic

"The reform process began with the historic consensus on the Charter of National Action, in which the Bahraini people decided on a new chapter of their history." - Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner." - Adolf Hitler

"FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia" - Carles Puyol

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"Throughout our history, the Supreme Court has entered national crises, often preventing presidents from doing what they want to do. Indeed, sometimes the court's verdicts are not vindicated by history. And yet presidents have complied with those rulings." - Nina Totenberg

"I'm not part of the history, I am the history." - Royce Gracie

"The history of one is the history of all." - Grace King

"History never really says goodbye. History says, see you later." - Eduardo Galeano

"Fiction is history, human history, or it is nothing." - Joseph Conrad

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"All upright Germans will be National Socialists, but only the best National Socialists will be party members!" - Adolf Hitler

"The jelly-bean eating thug says that national defense is important. But national defense starts at home." - Dick Gregory

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"War makes rattling good history." - Thomas Hardy

"Destiny and history are untidy." - Djuna Barnes

"History is the devil's scripture." - Lord Byron

"It took the national debt two hundred years to reach $1 trillion. Supply Side Economics quadrupled the national debt to over $4 trillion in twelve years (1980-1992) under the Republicans. Bill Clinton actually paid down the national debt. How did he do it? He raised taxes. It produced the longest sustained economic expansion in U.S. History." - Ed Schultz

"A poem I write is not just about me; it is about national identity, not just regional but national, the history of people in relation to other people. I reach for these outward stories to make sense of my own life, and how my story intersects with a larger public history." - Natasha Trethewey

"The history of jazz lets us know that this period in our history is not the only period we've come through together. If we truly understood the history of our national arts, we'd know that we have mutual aspirations, a shared history, in good times and bad." - Wynton Marsalis

"The national interest is predetermined by geopolitics or the history of a country. Important political leaders never just followed their interests - they were concerned about the interests of their people." - Joseph Nye

"[The Magazine National Review] stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it." - William F Buckley Jr

"The truth is that a lot of plays aren't political at all. In American theater history, political theater has tended to crop up when there's a crisis, a national crisis." - Frank Rich

"We are at last being recognised as the indigenous people of this country whom must share in its future. This is not a day of national mourning for us. We must leave history behind us and look forward." - Galarrwuy Yunupingu

"I like to call it 'the national automobile slum.' You can call it suburban sprawl. I think it's appropriate to call it the greatest misallocation of resources in the history of the world." - James Howard Kunstler

"Humor, in one form or another, is characteristic of every nation; and reflecting the salient points of social and national life, it illuminates those crowded corners which history leaves obscure." - Agnes Repplier

"Huge herds of vigorous, curious, open-eyed Americans freely roaming the world are, it seems to me, quite possibly a vital national resource today as at no other time in our history." - Shana Alexander

"As chairman of the DNC, [Keith ] Ellison says he would replicate that kind of turnout on a national scale. But we spoke yesterday about some history that could stand in the way." - Keith Ellison

"Lack of outlets, excess capacity, complete deadlock, in the end regular recurrence of national bankruptcies and other disasters-perhaps world wars from sheer capitalist despair-may confidently be anticipated. History is as simple a that." - Joseph Schumpeter

"In a national capital Mirabeau and his set Attacked mystery ; the packed galleries roared And history marched to the drums of a clear idea, The aim of the Rational City, quick to admire, Quick to tire." - W H Auden

"The German national character is a favorite subject of character experts, probably because the less mature a nation, the more she is an object of criticism and not of history." - Friedrich Schlegel

"Lack of outlets, excess capacity, complete deadlock, in the end regular recurrence of national bankruptcies and other disasters-perhaps world wars from sheer capitalist despair-may confidently be anticipated. History is as simple a that." - Joseph A Schumpeter

"The simplest way to win in the National Football League is to knock out the starting quarterback. You know, throughout the years, history has proven if your number one quarterback goes down, your chances for success become very limited." - Ron Jaworski

"How are fears born? They are born because of differences in tradition and history; they are born because of differences in emotional, political and national circumstances. Because of such differences, people fear they cannot live together." - Ehud Olmert

"There's an institution here called the National Sound Archive, and there's a character who works there, Paul Wilson. He takes a very special interest in the history of the music and advised Martin Davidson of the existence of these tapes." - Evan Parker

"I have taught history on the high school and college levels, and am or have been a lecturer at the Smithsonian, The National Institutes of Health, and numerous colleges and universities, mostly on science fiction and technology subjects." - Jack L Chalker

"Prayer and dependence on God has been our history. How unfortunate it is now that an unaccountable and unelected and misguided judge from Wisconsin, Judge Barbara Crabb, has declared National Days of Prayer - established by the Congress - to be unconstitutional." - James Dobson

"It's a bit of a history lesson, being an actor. I was in 'Burnt By The Sun' at the National, which was set in Stalinist Russia, so I discovered all about that. You learn so much as you go along." - Michelle Dockery

"If you look at the history of broadcasting, what you find is the National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association whose mission is to protect the interests of the commercial broadcasters." - Robert Mcchesney

"If you look at the history of broadcasting, what you find is the National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association whose mission is to protect the interests of the commercial broadcasters." - Robert Waterman McChesney

"In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character." - P. J. O'Rourke

"The German national character is a favorite subject of character experts, probably because the less mature a nation, the more she is an object of criticism and not of history." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"History offers no evidence for the proposition that the assignment of women to military combat jobs is the way to win wars, improve combat readiness, or promote national security." - Phyllis Schlafly

"The German national character is a favorite subject of character experts, probably because the less mature a nation, the more she is an object of criticism and not of history." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Sc

"In all her history, from the formation of the federal government until the hour of secession, no year stands out more prominently than the year 1858 as evidencing the national patriotism of Virginia." - John Sergeant Wise

"Television has given Pakistan a truly open national forum for the first time in its history. Ideas are debated, leaders are assessed and criticised, and a nation of 170 million people is finally discovering, together, what it thinks." - Mohsin Hamid

"I am not playing for any lobby. I am playing for national lobby. I will ignore lobby. Anybody has useful suggestion, they can give it to me. The history will speak about it." - Veerappa Moily

"In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character." - P J Orourke

"The craziest of all political systems, the unique dictatorship, found its earned end. History will note for eternity that the German people were not able on their own initiative to shake off the yoke of the National Socialists. The victory of the Americans, English and Russians was a necessary occurrence to disrupt the National Socialists' delusions and plans for world domination." - Friedrich Kellner

"May it be long before the people of the United States shall cease to take a deep and pervading interest in the Fourth of July, as the birthday of our national life, or the event which then occurred shall be subordinated to any other of our national history." - Samuel Freeman Miller

"s past history and stand alone." - Marion Woodman

"History without politics descends to mere Literature." - John Robert Seeley

"Politics is history in the making." - Adolf Hitler

"History is a record of exploded ideas." - John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

"Language is the archives of history." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The history of mankind is his character." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Our best history is still poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Biography is the only true history." - Thomas Carlyle

"To study history is to study literature." - Robert Aris Willmott

"Yesterday is history Tomorrow's a mystery" - Justin Timberlake

"History is filled with fictional people." - Robyn

"A turning point in modern history." - Robert Frost

"History is an accumulation of error." - Norman Cousins

"The curves of your lips rewrite history." - Oscar Wilde

"We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world, void of national bias, race, hate, and religious prejudice. There should be no indulgence in undue eulogy of the Negro. The case of the Negro is well taken care of when it is shown how he has far influenced the development of civilization." - Carter G Woodson

"I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning." - Ronald Reagan

"And now, in the interest of equal time, here is a message from the National" - George Carlin

"We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism." - Zach Wamp

"Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest." - Thomas Sowell

"Be of good cheer, for sadness cannot heal the national wounds." - Dorothea Dix

"This Mayaguez gold, my third consecutive with the national team, has a strawberry flavor." - Milagros Cabral

"For national and social disasters, for moral and financial evils, the cure begins in the Household." - Julia McNair Wright

"I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism." - Cintra Wilson

"The primary cause of this national crisis is the feminization of men." - Tony Evans

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"If Providence had not guided us I would often never have found these dizzy paths. Thus, it is that we National Socialists have in the depths of our hearts our faith. No man can fashion world history or the history of peoples unless upon his purpose and his powers there rests the blessing of this Providence." - Adolf Hitler

"If Providence had not guided us I would often never have found these dizzy paths. Thus, it is that we National Socialists have in the depths of our hearts our faith. No man can fashion world history or the history of peoples unless upon his purpose and his powers there rests the blessing of this Providence." - Adolf Hitler

"With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history." - Ibrahim Babangida

"Teaching the history of the British Empire links in with that of the world: for better and for worse, the Empire made us what we are, forming our national identity. A country that does not understand its own history is unlikely to respect that of others." - Antony Beevor

"Western man wrote "his" history as if it were the history of the entire human race." - John Oliver Killens

"History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history." - Clarence Darrow

"Happy nations have no history. History is the study of mankind's misfortune." - Raymond Queneau

"Mathematics without natural history is sterile, but natural history without mathematics is muddled." - John Maynard Smith

"History does not repeat itself except in the minds of those who do not know history." - Khalil Gibran

"History is written by winners, so most history books are about people who win." - Harold S. Kushner

"Home gives you something no other place can... your history. Home is where your history begins." - Billie Letts

"The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family." - Pope John Paul Ii

"History is history." - Troy Vincent

"Economist Frederick Thayer has studied the history of our balanced-budget crusades and has come up with some depressing statistics. We have had six major depressions in our history (1819, 1837, 1857, 1873, 1893 and 1929); all six of them followed sustained periods of reducing the national debt. We have had almost chronic deficits since the 1930s, and there has been no depression since then - the longest crash-free period in our history." - Molly Ivins

"The national park idea has been nurtured by each succeeding generation of Americans. Today, across our land, the National Park System represents America at its best. Each park contributes to a deeper understanding of the history of the United States and our way of life; of the natural processes which have given form to our land, and to the enrichment of the environment in which we live." - George B. Hartzog, Jr.

"To trace the history of a river . . . is to trace the history of the soul, the history of the mind descending and arising in the body." - Gretel Ehrlich

"The lessons of history teach us - if the lessons of history teach us anything - that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us." - Robert A Heinlein

"It is not surprising that only one medieval state, Venice, long possessed anything clearly identifiavble as a navy in this sense. We shall see that no state in the British Isles attained attained this level of sophistication before the 16th century, and no history of the Royal Navy, in any exact sense of the words, could legitimately begin much before then. This book, which does, is not an institutional history of the Royal Navy, but a history of naval warfare as an aspect of national history. All and any methods of fighting at sea, or using the sea for warlike purposes, are its concern." - Nicholas Rodger

"If slavery, as a national evil, is to be abolished, and it be just that it be done at the national expense, the amount of the expense is not a paramount consideration." - James Madison

"we make a great fuss about national conscience, but it consists mainly in insisting upon everyone ascribing our national policy to highly moral motives, rather than in examining what our motives really are." - Joan Robinson

"A national language is a band of national union." - Noah Webster

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William Ewart Gladstone



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