There were two Popes at this time (as if one were not enough!), and their quarrels involved Europe in a great deal of trouble.
—Charles Dickens, A Child’s History of England.
History, it is easily perceived, is a picture gallery containing a host of copies and very few originals.
—Alexis de Tocqueville
Buster Keaton, 1931, photo by George Hurrell
Every episode of Game of Thrones that doesn’t involve Joffrey dying is a bit of a disappointment.
Why is this featured in the history tag? We really need some new editors.
I can imagine no greater disservice to the country than to establish a system of censorship that would deny to the people of a free republic like our own their indisputable right to criticise their own public officials. While exercising the great powers of the office I hold, I would regret in a crisis like the one through which we are now passing to lose the benefit of patriotic and intelligent criticism.
—Woodrow Wilson, 1917.