„It's surprising how often history is decided by something as trival as bad shellfish.“

Fonte: The Battle for Skandia

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John Jesus Flanagan
atleta norte-americano 1873 - 1938

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„History is never surprising—after it happens.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, livro Logic of Empire

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„Human history is in truth nothing but the history of the slow, uncertain, and surprising fulfillment of the Promise.“

—  Gustavo Gutiérrez Peruvian theologian 1928

Fonte: A Theology of Liberation - 15th Anniversary Edition, Chapter Nine, Liberation And Salvation, p. 91-92

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„Tradition usually rests upon something which men did know; history is often the manufacture of the mere liar.“

—  Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America 1808 - 1889

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Daniel Abraham photo

„History’s made of surprises that seem obvious in retrospect.“

—  Daniel Abraham speculative fiction writer from the United States 1969

Fonte: Nemesis Games (2015), Chapter 28 (p. 296)

„Nothing is more surprising than the surprises of history, and nothing more untrustworthy than the uncritical extrapolation of the tendencies of the recent past.“

—  Lancelot Law Whyte Scottish industrial engineer 1896 - 1972

Essay on Atomism: From Democritus to 1960 (1961)
Contexto: Nothing is more surprising than the surprises of history, and nothing more untrustworthy than the uncritical extrapolation of the tendencies of the recent past.<!--p.8

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„The history of institutions is often a history of deception and illusions“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton British politician and historian 1834 - 1902

The History of Freedom in Antiquity (1877)
Contexto: The history of institutions is often a history of deception and illusions; for their virtue depends on the ideas that produce and on the spirit that preserves them, and the form may remain unaltered when the substance has passed away.<!--p.2

„History, as it comes into our daily lives, is charged with surprise and shock.“

—  Robert L. Heilbroner American historian and economist 1919 - 2005

Fonte: The Future As History (1960), Chapter I, Part 1, The Shock of Events, p. 13

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„Humans sometimes make surprising choices, and human history is full of uncertainties.“

—  Joseph Nye American political scientist 1937

Fonte: Understanding International Conflicts: An Introduction to Theory and History (6th ed., 2006), Chapter 2, Origins of the Great Twentieth Century Conflicts, p. 51.

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„History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Fonte: Letters of Thomas Jefferson

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„History has been too often a picture of the bloody stream. The history of civilization is a record of what happened on the banks.“

—  Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981

As quoted in "The Gentle Philosopher" (2006) by John Little at Will Durant Foundation
Contexto: Perhaps the cause of our contemporary pessimism is our tendency to view history as a turbulent stream of conflicts — between individuals in economic life, between groups in politics, between creeds in religion, between states in war. This is the more dramatic side of history; it captures the eye of the historian and the interest of the reader. But if we turn from that Mississippi of strife, hot with hate and dark with blood, to look upon the banks of the stream, we find quieter but more inspiring scenes: women rearing children, men building homes, peasants drawing food from the soil, artisans making the conveniences of life, statesmen sometimes organizing peace instead of war, teachers forming savages into citizens, musicians taming our hearts with harmony and rhythm, scientists patiently accumulating knowledge, philosophers groping for truth, saints suggesting the wisdom of love. History has been too often a picture of the bloody stream. The history of civilization is a record of what happened on the banks.

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„History has often proved the shortsightedness of the practical men and vindicated the "lazy" dreamers; it has also proved that the dreamers are often mistaken.“

—  George Sarton American historian of science 1884 - 1956

Preface.
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Contexto: Some men are abstract-minded, and they naturally think first of unity and God, of wholeness, of infinity and other such concepts, while the minds of other men are concrete and they cogitate about health and disease, profit and loss. They invent gadgets and remedies; they are less interested in knowing anything than in applying whatever knowledge... to practical problems... The first are called dreamers; the second kind are recognized as practical and useful. History has often proved the shortsightedness of the practical men and vindicated the "lazy" dreamers; it has also proved that the dreamers are often mistaken.

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„History has often showed us the strength of the forces that are unleashed by the yearning for freedom.“

—  Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany 1954

Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in an Exchange of Toasts on June 07, 2011. http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/137358/remarks_by_president_obama_and_chancellor_merkel_in_an_exchange_of_toasts.html
Contexto: History has often showed us the strength of the forces that are unleashed by the yearning for freedom. It moved people to overcome their fears and openly confront dictators such as in about 22 years ago. […] The yearning for freedom cannot be contained by walls for long. It was this yearning that brought down the Iron Curtain that divided Germany and Europe, and indeed the world, into two blocs.

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