jkrier's Quotes

Learn from the past

We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.

— May-ling Soong Chiang

Worth Remembering

There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.

— Theodore Roosevelt


In a certain sense all men are historians.

— Thomas Carlyle


We proceed out of history into history again.

— Sidney Alexander


The historian and the detective have much in common.

— Mark M. Krug


History, as long as it continues to happen, is always another chance.

— R. Jackson Wilson


History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.

— Konrad Adenauer

Early Warning

History is a vast early warning system.

— Norman Cousins


Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

The Challenge

The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present.

— David Thelen

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