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 Post subject: Is this even a quote??
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 5:00 pm 
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"History is decided by the victor."

I SWEAR I've heard that before...somewhere...but I can't find it. >< It's for a paper too...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 5:52 pm 
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It actually goes (and I'd go with this first attribution, because it has been used by a lot of people)...

History is written by the victor.
~ Latin Proverb

Various citings found on the Internet:

"History is written by the winners."
~ Alex Haley, according to at least two print sources, from an interview with David Frost on April 20, 1972.
http://www.creativequotations.com/one/1422a.htm
The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.
~ Max Lerner
History is written by the victors.
~Winston Churchill
"History is written by the victors."
-Machiavelli
"History is written by the winners. The books say the Indians were bad guys and the whites just needed a little land. It's like, Excuse me, let me take your car. I'm discovering it. I'm putting my flag on your windshield."
-- Mario Van Peebles


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nostromo, how do you find all your quotes, you always appear to find the quote wherever it is and from different sites.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 7:32 pm 
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Yes, please enlighten us oh master of quotes!
:| Seriously, I have the hardest time with finding quotes.

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