„Where I'm from, we believe in all sorts of things that aren't true… we call it history.“

—  Gregory Maguire, libro Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
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—  Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
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„All these things have happened in our history, and we need to talk about them. What kind of country are we that our history is so tragic?“

—  Yuan Tengfei history teacher in Beijing, China 1972
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„We will do precisely what the British nation has done all through its history when it had its back to the wall — turn round and fight for the things it believes in, and that is what I shall do.“

—  John Major Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1943
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