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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

Libraries are not made, they grow.

Many historians take pleasure in putting into the mouths of princes what they have neither said nor ought to have said.

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

Not to know what happened before you were born is always to remain a child. For what is a man's life if it is not linked with the life of future generations by memories of the past.

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages of books, and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time.

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.

Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.

Say, what do I care about Napoleon? What do we care what they did 500 or 1,000 years ago? I don't know whether Napoleon did or did not try to get across there and I don't care. It means nothing to me. History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today. That's the trouble with the world. We're living in books and history and tradition. We want to get away from that and take care of today. We've done too much looking back. What we want to do and do it quick is to make just history right now. See quote detail

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.


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