Quotes about history

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„You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.“

—  Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise

"Still I Rise" - Full text online at poets.org http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15623
And Still I Rise (1978)

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„We will go down in history either as the world's greatest statesmen or its worst villains.“

—  Hermann Göring German politician and military leader 1893 - 1946

Statement (1937); quoted in Great Powers and Outlaw States : Unequal Sovereigns in the International Legal Order (2004) by Gerry J. Simpson, p. 291

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„History is written by the victors.“

—  Walter Benjamin German literary critic, philosopher and social critic (1892-1940) 1892 - 1940

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„Each day has its own destiny. Yesterday is history, today is opportunity while tomorrow is mystery.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963

On destiny - "The Shock Of Reality" http://allafrica.com/stories/200908240244.html All Africa (August 24 2009)

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„Theirs is no vulgar sepulchre--green sods
Are all their monument, and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles
Or the eternal pyramids.“

—  James Gates Percival American geologis, poet, and surgeon 1795 - 1856

"The Graves of the Patriots," first published in the United States Literary Gazette, Vol. 2 (1825).

Citát „Live in the moment. Moments make history.“
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„Live in the moment. Moments make history.“

—  Nikki Sixx American musician 1958

Source: This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx

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„Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will dig you in.“

—  Nikita Khrushchev First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1894 - 1971

We will bury you.
Remark to western ambassadors during a diplomatic reception in Moscow (18 November 1956) as quoted in Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev: Statesman, 1953-1964, Penn State Press, 2007, (2007) by Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, p. 893

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