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"Libraries are not made, they grow."
Augustine Birrell

"Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm."
Augustine Birrell

"Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world."
Augustine Birrell

"Is this true or only clever?"
Augustine Birrell

"An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy."
Augustine Birrell

"That great dust-heap called 'history'."
Augustine Birrell

"We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read."
Abraham Lincoln

"The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down."
A. Whitney Brown

"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies."
Alexis de Tocqueville

"The map is not the territory."
Alfred Korzybski

"History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools."
Ambrose Bierce

"Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution."
Anwar Sadat

"Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor."
Arnold J. Toynbee

"History is a vision of God's creation on the move."
Arnold J. Toynbee

"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."
Abraham Lincoln

"History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy."
Augustine Birrell

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
Bishop Desmond Tutu

"Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages."
Barry M. Goldwater

"The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend."
Byron R. White

"The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion."
Barbara Tuchman

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