Historical Figures By Quote and Nationality

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QuoteHistorical FigureNationality
'Of all these, the Belgae are the bravest'Ancient Roman
'How long, O Catiline, will you abuse our patience?'Ancient Roman
'Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.'Ancient Chinese
'He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.'Ancient Greek
'One thing that I am sure of, and which I can answer truthfully, is that whatever the contingencies that may arise here, wherever I am there will be no Communism.'Spanish
'Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.'Indian
'Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.'Chinese
'Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.'Frankish
'Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue'Ancient Athenian
'All men have their price' British
'After the Shah's departure from Iran, I will not become a president nor accept any other leadership role. I limit my activities only to guiding and directing the people.'Iranian
'...That, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.''British
'History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends. History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends.'German
'Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.'Medieval German
'Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.'American
'Moreover, I advise that Carthage should be destroyed.'Ancient Roman
'I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a New Deal for the American people.'American
'There is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpses every few years.'British
'That question is this: Is man an ape or an angel? I, my lord, I am on the side of the angels'British
'Rouges, Do you want to life forever?'Prussian
QuoteHistorical FigureNationality
'Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.'American
'I am a man of peace. I am longing and working and praying for peace, but I will not surrender the safety and security of the British constitution.'British
'To hold a pen is to be at war'French
'I think, therefore I am.'French
'Behold a God more powerful than I who comes to rule over me.'Medieval Florentine
'Not by speeches and votes of the majority, are the great questions of the time decided — that was the error of 1848 and 1849 — but by iron and blood.'Prussian
'Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.'American
'I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.'English
'O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I don't know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again.'Meccan
'If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.'Epirote
'Over the piano was printed a notice: Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.'Irish
'To the strongest!'Ancient Greek/Macedonian
'Political institutions are a superstructure resting on an economic foundation.'Russian/Soviet
'How pleasing to the wise and intelligent portion of mankind is the concord which exists among you!'Ancient Roman
'When any work seems to have required immense force and labour to effect it, the idea is grand.'Irish
'Well I am not a crook'American
'… the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew'Austrian/German
'Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?'Soviet/Georgian
'Greatness is nothing unless it be lasting.'Corsican/French
'Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you'Ancient Israeli

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