Saturday, October 4, 2008

1929 - History Repeating?
Aldous Huxley: The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

H. G. Wells: History is a race between education and catastrophe.

George Bernard Shaw: We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.

George Santayana: Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

George Wilhelm Hegel:
What experience and history teach is this -- that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles.

Gustave Flaubert:
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

Karl Marx: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Kurt Vonnegut: History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.

Vita Sackville-West: I worshipped dead men for their strength,
Forgetting I was strong.


CROWDS STOCK MARKET CRASHPeople gather on the sub-treasury building steps across from the New York Stock Exchange in New York in October, 1929. Thousands of investors lost their savings in the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history.

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
- Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin (1802)

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