Just Pick One: History

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Can you name the person from the group on the right* who speaks the quote about history on the left?

Updated Jan 11, 2014

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History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.•Descartes
The Past lies upon the Present like a giant's dead body. •Dickens
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.•Eisenhower
Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind.•Auden
History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up.•Nabokov
Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.•Cicero
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. •Darwin
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.•Caesar
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. •Freud
History only exists, in the final analysis, for God.•Camus
As soon as histories are properly told there is no more need of romances. •Kerouac
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.•Chaucer
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.•Byron
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.•Lincoln
We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.•Chekhov
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.•Confucius

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