My Favorite Quotes
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 Stephen Ambrose - “You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African American as inferior in every way.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our buildings and vehicles become, the more vulnerable we are.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, more fires burning than before or since.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “Immigrants do more than help us win our wars, or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “I've always tried to be fair to my subjects. That's easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark, or Eisenhower.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “I'm no politician. I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “History is everything that has ever happened.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “Eisenhower had the clearest blue eyes. He would fix them on you. In my every interview with him, he would lock his eyes on to mine and keep them there.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “American corporations hate to give away money.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.”
 Stephen Ambrose - “I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.”

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