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What are most of the histories of the world but lies? - Lies immortalized, and consigned over as a perpetual abuse and a flaw upon posterity.

What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power.

What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.

Why should we honor those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

World War II was the last government program that really worked.

You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job.


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