What is History? Part 35

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You can do anything you like in London as long as you don’t do it in the street and don’t frighten the horses. —Mrs. Patrick Campbell

There is nothing so stupid as a gallant British officer. —Wellington

I am one Southerner who is not obsessed with the Civil War. I am too busy planning for the next one. —Florence King

I only drink when I am on duty. —Gene Hackman

Man was made at the end of the week’s work, when God was tired. —Mark Twain

The correct term for an original thinker is heretic. . . . —Thomas Fleming

Modern politics is a chapter in the history of religion. —John Gray

It always makes me proud of my country to see all those fine young men in the U.S. Army. —crooked banker in Stagecoach

This cult of the standard of living . . . is a disorder of spiritual perception of an almost pathological nature, a misjudgment of the true scale of vital values, a degradation of man . . . —Wilhelm Röpke

O for an hour of Wallace wight
Or well-trained Bruce
To lead the fight,
And cry St. Andrew and our right.
Quoted by Jefferson Davis to the Sons of Confederate Veterans

The flag which he [my grandfather, Francis Scott Key] had then so proudly hailed, I saw waving at the same place over the victims of as vulgar and brutal despotism as modern times have witnessed. —Francis Key Howard, a prisoner of Lincoln, 1861

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