Quotes with teaches
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
Speech in London on December 16, 1970.
History is essential to wisdom and statesmanship. It teaches the young the virtues of freedom. By apprising them of the past it will enable them to judge the future; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise and knowing it, to defeat its views.
All history teaches that no enemy is so insignificant as to be despised and neglected by any power, however formidable.
Art of War. Originally published in 1862.
In war there is no substitute for victory. There are some who for varying reasons would appease Red China. They are blind to history's clear lesson, for history teaches with unmistakable emphasis that appeasement but begets new and bloodier wars.
The contrary teaches us about the tricks which life can play upon us and to watch out and be aware of those paths in life that will take us down a dumb or dangerous road.
Interview with Linda Brookover, March 11, 1996.
If experience teaches us anything at all, it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
I believe history has a habit of repeating itself, that's for sure, but one of things I'm critical of my country on is that we don't seem to take note of the lessons that history teaches us. My country is pretty prone to everything wanting to be black and white, or red, white and blue. And in my experience of life, nothing was ever that simple. No one was dealing with the grey areas. So I decided to become a filmmaker so I could deal with that.