Monday, July 13, 2009

Thoughts For The Week

Association founding member: W.R. Poynton,
Esq., behind the wheel of the car.


History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
Pearl Buck

History is philosophy teaching by examples.

People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them.
James Baldwin

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
African Proverb

Professor Johnston often said that if you didn't know history, you didn't know anything. You were a leaf that didn't know it was part of a tree.
Michael Crichton

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

A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.
Thomas Babington Macaulay

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.
Winston Churchill

History is a mighty dramos, enacted upon the theatre of times, with suns for lamps and eternity for a background.
Thomas Carlyle

History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.
Konrad Adenauer

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
John W. Gardner

Compiled by Michelle Govender
Association Minute Secretary


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