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"Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds."
Benjamin Disraeli

"The field of combat was a long, narrow, green-baize covered table. The weapons were words."
C. Turner Joy

"I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm."
Calvin Coolidge

"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."
Christopher Columbus

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial."
Charles De Gaulle

"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."
Charles De Gaulle

"How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?"
Charles De Gaulle

"The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny."
Colin Powell

"90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world."
Colin Powell

"It's a very good historical book about history."
Dan Quayle

"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."
Dan Quayle

"History is philosophy teaching by example."
Dionysius

"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."
Dick Gregory

"The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

"In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield."
Douglas MacArthur

"Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war."
Douglas MacArthur

"Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows."
Dante Alighieri

"They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them."
Douglas MacArthur

"Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories."
Douglas MacArthur

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