History is more or less bunk.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
History never looks like history when you are living through it.
I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.
It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."
The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.
The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.