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Bruce Catton Quotes

I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
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To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it - this is a hard lesson.  (Bruce Catton Quotes) Our American heritage is greater than any one of us. It can express itself in very homely truths; in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies  (Bruce Catton Quotes) To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it - this is a hard lesson  (Bruce Catton Quotes) The enduring realization that when a great challenge comes, the most ordinary people can show that they value something more than they value their own lives. When the last of the veterans had gone, and the sorrows and bitterness which the war created had at last worn away, this memory remained  (Bruce Catton Quotes) Here was the greatest and most moving chapter in American history, a blending of meanness and greatness, an ending and a beginning. It came out of what men were, but it did not go as men had planned  (Bruce Catton Quotes) Say this for big league baseball - it is beyond any question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America  (Bruce Catton Quotes) The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places, from Valverde, New Mexico, and Tullahoma, Tennessee, to St. Albans, Vermont, and Fernandina on the Florida coast. More than 3 million Americans fought in it, and over 600,000 men, 2 percent of the population, died in it  (Bruce Catton Quotes) What began as a bitter dispute over Union and States’ Rights, ended as a struggle over the meaning of freedom in America. At Gettysburg in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said perhaps more than he knew. The war was about a new birth of freedom  (Bruce Catton Quotes) Say this much for big league baseball - it is beyond question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America.  (Bruce Catton Quotes) Progress is the sum of small victories won by individual human beings  (Bruce Catton Quotes) Even the most painstaking history is a bridge across an eternal mystery  (Bruce Catton Quotes) Early youth is a baffling time  (Bruce Catton Quotes) The 1860 election became a referendum on the southern way of life  (Bruce Catton Quotes) History does not usually make real sense until long afterward  (Bruce Catton Quotes) Yet there is a dignity in the human spirit which can become most clearly visible in the moment of defeat and disaster  (Bruce Catton Quotes) A singular fact about modern war is that it takes charge. Once begun it has to be carried to its conclusion, and carrying it there sets in motion events that may be beyond men’s control. Doing what has to be done to win, men perform acts that alter the very soil in which society’s roots are nourished  (Bruce Catton Quotes) A certain combination of incompetence and indifference can cause almost as much suffering as the most acute malevolence  (Bruce Catton Quotes) Men see things late, and it may be that at times an evil fate drives them on  (Bruce Catton Quotes) And there is the headlight, shining far down the track, glinting off the steel rails that, like all parallel lines, will meet in infinity, which is after all where this train is going  (Bruce Catton Quotes) The present moment is nice but it does not last. Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited; the junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it and you do not know where the limited will take you  (Bruce Catton Quotes) Sooner or later you must move down an unknown road that leads beyond the range of the imagination, and the only certainty is that the trip has to be made  (Bruce Catton Quotes)