In absolute terms, I am the most legally persecuted man of all times, in the whole history of mankind, worldwide.
Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs.
Strange, when you come to think of it, that of all the countless folk who have lived before our time on this planet not one is known in history or in legend as having died of laughter.
Commerce is so far from being beneficial to Arts or to Empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their History shows, for the above Reason of Individual Merit being its Great Hatred. Empires flourish till they become Commercial & then they are scattered abroad to the four winds
A day like today is not a day for, sort of, soundbites, really - we can leave those at home - but I feel the hand of history upon our shoulders, I really do.
If you know even as little history as I do, it is hard not to doubt the efficacy of modern war as a solution to any problem except that of retribution the justice of exchanging one damage for another.
In order to know such an amorphous being as man, Rousseau himself and his particular history are, in his view, more important than is Socrates quest for man in general or man in himself.
The history of liberal thought since Locke and Smith has been one almost unbroken decline in philosophic substance.
Our history is responsible for the differences in the South African way of life.
What then is, generally speaking, the truth of history? A fable agreed upon.
...the best secretary of state since Dean Acheson. I say that because he and Bush 41 had an incredibly tempestuous period in history, and they navigated through it with great success.
The three greatest fools of History have been Jesus Christ, Don Quixote . . . and me!
All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds.
That history should have imitated history was already sufficiently marvellous; that history should imitate literature is inconceivable....
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