History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.
Leonard Louis Levinson
Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946), Outline of History (1920)
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)