1. dlnewhouse

    Cool quotes from communists

    I have heard Joseph Stalin quoted as saying "facts are stubborn things." Lenin "the capitalists shall sell us the rope by which we hang them." Also, some discussion with Lenin about how the ministry of Information should be called the ministry of Torture, with Lenin replying something of the...
  2. RomanEmperor

    Favorite quotes by Presidents?

    Do you have any favorite quotes by Presidents? And what reasons do you pick them for? There are so many great Reagan ones. He was just such a good, genuine person, and he had a way with words! I'd go with the Berlin Wall one, but that's probably the most common! I really love the Nixon one I...
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    Best quotes in history

    Title says it all. What are some of the best quotes recorded in history
  4. Swagganaut

    Post funny/contradictory/brutal.... quotes from 'holy' books

    Many people claim this and that abot a religion: That it's actually not that peaceful as it claims to be but is rather pretty brutal, that women are not treated equally and so on. Problem is that they often do so without even having taken a look into the 'holiest' book of the religion they want...
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    Some Tecumseh Speeches and Quotes for those Interested or Bored

    Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mochican, the Pocanet, and other powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and oppression of the palefaced people…. Sleep not longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws…. Will not the bones of our dead be...
  6. NeutralFellow

    Medieval Quotes

    Greetings, here would be a good place for anyone to post interesting quotes that were(at least allegedly) said/written by men who lived from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery of the New World. I will start with this quote; "He(Lionheart) was the lord of warriors, the glory of...
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    Scipio Africanus' Powerful Sayings

    An interesting character with interesting things to say Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Bhz_OkyTc
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    The Sayings of the Latin Poet Claudian

    ... the unstable crowd ever changes along with the prince. Claudian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Qe_dPZBMQ
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    Sassanian emperor quotes

    Just struck me that outside of Khosrau 1 I know no quotes from any sassanian emperor so I wondered if anyone here knew
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    Best quotes on English civil war?

    What do you think are some of the best quotes by 20th/21st century historians on the english civil war?
  11. L

    Hitler quotes on Napoleon?

    Hitler payed respect to him while he was in France, despite the fact that he hated the French and he had a poor opinion of "Latins". But I've only ever seen one Hitler quote about him. Where Napoleon failed, I shall succeed, I shall land on the shores of Britain. Are there any others?
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    Golden Sayings of Diogenes of Sinope

    Sayings of the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope, his sayings are probably some of the best ever recorded. Incredible mind. "He said he marvelled that before we buy a jar or dish we try whether it rings true, but if it is a man are content merely to look at him." "To those who...
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    Wisdom of Euripides and Other Sayings

    "The man who melts with social sympathy, though not allied, is more worth than a thousand kinsmen." "The fountains of sacred rivers flow upwards." Euripides And more quotes in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME_VBafNfb0
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    Powerful Words From the Legendary Aesop

    A collection of sayings attributed to the legendary Fabulist Aesop. Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing. Aesop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV7vc4B6h28
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    Sayings of Roman Emperors

    Roman emperors by order of appearance: Emperor Carinus Emperor Antoninus Pius Emperor Augustus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBzoAjSxYq4
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    Cicero's Wit "the Sphynx and the African Slave"

    ☆ Correction in title should be Sphinx Some of Cicero's sayings filled with interesting anecdotes about him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D6U7eYZQSo Available with english subtitles If you have any Cicero sayings, please feel free to post them
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    Sayings from the Roman World

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOlPJxZMeoE The sayings of Pyrrhus of Epirus, Gaius Marius, Julius Caesar, Brutus, Augustus, and more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOlPJxZMeoE By order of appearance: Apuleius 0:00 Antoninus Pius 00:41 Brutus 2:11 Ausonius 4:40 Augustus 5:47 Carinus 12:07...
  18. gladiatrice

    Favorite quotes from history

    I have a few interesting quotes that I found while researching about the Stuart dynasty, and they amused me greatly. ‘God’s wounds! I will pull down my breeches and they shall see my arse!’ – King James I (on being told that his subjects wanted to see his face) "Odds fish, I am an ugly...
  19. SLSU1966


    Hi folks, been under the radar finishing a semester course "The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1975." Now reviewing a book on "The Generals" and those five star Generals of the US Army in WWII. Read some beaut quotes, on the hop, in other sources which I failed to note at the time. They would be useful in...
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    Quotes about bravery in history!

    Lets everyone write something about quotes of bravery in history .