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Ponder Points

A Ponder Point is a significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument or suggestion that needs to be weighed in the mind with thoroughness and care.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Historical Ponder Points

History is a string full of knots, the best you can do is admire it, and maybe tie it up a bit more. History is a hammock for swinging and a game for playing.
~Jeannette Winterson~

We get our ethics from our history and judge our history by our ethics.
~Ernst Troeltsch~

We learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
~Hegel (1770-1831) German philosopher~

We should always be aware that what now lies in the past once lay in the future.
~F.W. Maitland~

Historical sense and poetic sense should not, in the end, be contradictory, for if poetry is the little myth we make, history is the big myth we live, and in our living constantly remake.
~Robert Warren~

History never repeats itself, man always does.
~Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher and historian~

It is a reproach of historians that they have too often turned history into a mere record of the butchery of men by their fellow men.
~J. R. Green~

Until the lion has a historian of his own, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.
~African Proverb~

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