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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally.

I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.

If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us!

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."

If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. But when it comes it moves irresistibly.

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.

It is when the hour of conflict is over, that history comes to a right understanding of the strife, and is ready to exclaim, "Lo, God is here, and we knew it not!"

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.

It's a very good historical book about history.

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it.

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.


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