What are your Favourite Quotes from History?

Mar 2019
1,646
Kansas
#2
From 1984

"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If that is granted, all else follows"

And from JFKs famous Moon speech

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard"
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
21,131
SoCal
#9
Quote by Alexis de Tocqueville: β€œThere are at the present time two great nations...”

β€œThere are at the present time two great nations in the world, which started from different points, but seem to tend towards the same end. I allude to the Russians and the Americans. Both of them have grown up unnoticed; and whilst the attention of mankind was directed elsewhere, they have suddenly placed themselves in the front rank among the nations, and the world learned their existence and their greatness at almost the same time.

All other nations seem to have nearly reached their natural limits, and they have only to maintain their power; but these are still in the act of growth. All the others have stopped, or continue to advance with extreme difficulty; these alone are proceeding with ease and celerity along a path to which no limit can be perceived. The American struggles against the obstacles which nature opposes to him; the adversaries of the Russian are men. The former combats the wilderness and savage life; the latter, civilization with all its arms. The conquests of the American are therefore gained with the ploughshare; those of the Russian by the sword. The Anglo-American relies upon personal interest to accomplish his ends, and gives free scope to the unguided strength and common sense of the people; the Russian centres all the authority of society in a single arm. The principal instrument of the former is freedom; of the latter, servitude. Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe.”
 
Feb 2014
314
Miami
#10
β€œChina is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world β€œ Napoleon

China is the second power of the world which rivals usa. Another monster that was awoken by the Japanese. Let us hope these two industrial nations clash not in arms but only through economic or cyber means.
 
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