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His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path.
– Stephen King
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His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
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His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.
– Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
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His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.
– Mae West
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His only fault is that he has no fault.
– Pliny the Younger
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His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof.
– J. K. Rowling
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His purity was too great, his aspiration too high for this poor, miserable world! His great soul is now only enjoying that for which it was worthy!
– Queen Victoria
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His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.
– Aeschylus
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His voice was a intimate as the rustle of sheets.
– Dorothy Parker
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His was a life which lacked, perhaps, the sublimer emotions which raised Man to the level of the gods, but it was undeniably an extremely happy one. He never experienced the thrill of ambition fulfilled, but, on the other hand, he never knew the agony of ambition frustrated....
– P. G. Wodehouse
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Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
– H. L. Mencken
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Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
– Leo Tolstoy
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Historians conquer the past, not the future. (Les historiens conquièrent Le passé, non l'avenir)
– Charles de LEUSSE
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Historical reminder Always put Horace before Descartes.
– Donald O. Rickter
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Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
– Michael Crichton, Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003
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Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
– Alexander Pope
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Histories make men wise poets, witty the mathematics, subtle natural philosophy, deep moral, grave logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
– Francis Bacon
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history after the war war 1 was over they celebrated. they said that's history. After that history repeated it self and now the story of war war 2 has begun.
– skyla
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History balances the frustration of how far we have to go with the satisfaction of how far we have come. It teaches us tolerance for the human shortcomings and imperfections which are not uniquely of our generation, but of all time.
– Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
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History buffs probably noted the reunion at a Washington party a few weeks ago of three ex-presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon-See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Evil.
– Robert Joseph Bob Dole
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History does not repeat itself except in the minds of those who do not know history.
– Kahlil Gibran
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History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
– Bertie Forbes
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History has proven, God has never given anyone a dream Without also including the power to achieve that dream It is up to us to claim the power and go after that dream, Or just claim , it was only a dream.
– Unknown
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History is a better guide than good intentions.
– Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
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History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
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