History Lesson

Famous quotes containing the words history and/or lesson:

    I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passé abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    Every book teaches a lesson, even if the lesson is only that one has chosen the wrong book.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)