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"History as a discipline can be characterized as having a collective forgetfulness about women." -Clarice Stasz Stoll

"It would be better to not to know so many things than to know so many things that are not so." -Felix Okoye

"American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it." - James Baldwin

"Concealment of the historical truth is a crime against the people." -Gen. Petro G. Grigorenko

"Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade." -James W. Loewen

"What passes for identity in America is a series of myths about one's heroic ancestors." -James Baldwin

"One is astonished in the study of history at the recurrence of the idea that evil must be forgotten, distorted, skimmed over.  We must not remember that Daniel Webster got drunk but only that he was a splendid constitutional lawyer.  We must forget that George Washington was a slave owner. . .and simply remember the things we regard as creditable and inspiring.  The difficulty, of course, with this philosophy is that history loses its value as an incentive and example; it paints perfect man and noble nations, but it does not tell the truth." -W.E.B. DuBois

"By idolizing those whom we honor, we do a disservice both to them and to ourselves. We fail to recognize that we could go and do likewise." -Charles V Willie

"Don't worry about your difficulties in Mathematics.  I can assure you that mine are greater still." -Albert Einstein

"There was an educational channel in the good old days; it was called 'off.'" -Anonymous

"There is little room left for wisdom when one is full of judgment." -Malcolm Hein

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the  gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." -Albert Einstein

"War should belong to the tragic past, to history, it should find no place on humanities agenda for the future." -Pope John Paul II

"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child." -George Santayana

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could barely stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty- one I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." -Mark Twain

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." -Derek Bok

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." -Winston Churchill

"The man who is too old to learn was probably always to old to learn." -Henry S. Haskins

"He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on." -Benjamin Franklin

"The wisdom of those who have lived longer than I, though I never recognize it at the moment, is afterwards nearly always justified." -Anais Nin

"A democratic country is only as strong as the alert conscience of its people." -Charles W. Tobey

"And if a man desires to preach any doctrine under the sun and to advocate the realization of this vision by lawful, orderly, constitutional means-let him alone. If he is a socialist, anarchist, or Mormon, and merely preaches his creed and does not preach violence, he can do no harm. For the folly of his doctrine will be its answer. The deportation business is going to make martyrs of a lot of idiots whose cause is not worth it." -William Allen White

"There must be two Americans: One that sets the captive free, and one that takes a once- captive's new freedom away from him, and picks a quarrel with him with nothing to found it on; then kills him to get his land." -Mark Twain

"While they [government officials] continued to write and talk, we saw the wounded and dying. While they taught that duty to one's country is the greatest thing, we already knew that death-throes are stronger. . . We loved our country as much as they, we went courageously into every action; but also we distinguished the false from true." -Erich Maria Remarque

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." -Thomas Jefferson

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." -Albert Einstein

"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it." -Mark Twain

"Experience:The most brutal of teachers.  But you learn, my God do you learn." -C.S. Lewis

"Knowledge is love and light and vision." -Helen keller