History and Nations

"Every nation criticizes every other one - and they are all correct."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"History is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We [Israel] have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"No nation ever had two better friends that we have. You know who they are? The Atlantic and Pacific oceans."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To wish greatness for one's country is to wish harm to one's neighbors."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Nationality is respectable only when it is on the defence, when it is waging wars of liberation it is sacred; when those of domination it is accursed."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History is the lie commonly agreed upon."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Writing history is like drinking an ocean and pissing a cupful."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Moses dragged us [Jews] for 40 years through the desert to bring us to the one place in the Middle East where there was no oil."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent."

Winston Churchill speech at Fulton, Missouri, 1946
Winston Churchill speech at Fulton, Missouri, 1946

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)