„God is the one who always remembers those whom history has forgotten.“

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Bartolomé de Las Casas
Dominikaner und Jurist in den spanischen Kolonien in Amerika 1484 - 1566
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„To be good is to be forgotten. I'm going to be so bad I'll always be remembered“

— Theda Bara Silent film actress 1885 - 1955
Context: To be good is to be forgotten. I'm going to be so bad I'll always be remembered. As quoted in "The Confessions of Theda Bara" http://books.google.com/books?id=634NAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA57 by Agnes Smith, Photoplay Magazine, Vol. 18 No. 1 (June 1920), pp. 57–58, 110–111

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„Hitler, in one of his recent discourses, declared that the fight was between those who have been through the Adolf Hitler Schools and those who have been at Eton. Hitler has forgotten Harrow.“

— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
Speech to Harrow School (18 December 1940), quoted in Martin Gilbert, Finest Hour: Winston S. Churchill, 1939–1941 (London: Heinemann, 1983), p. 949

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„There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done."“

— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Context: 'But what of the poor Ghosts who never get into the omnibus at all?' 'Everyone who wishes it does. Never fear. There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.' Ch. 9, p. 72; part of this has also been rendered in a variant form, and quoted as:

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„History is always written by the victor and histories of the vanquished belong to a shrinking circle of those who were there.“

— Joachim Peiper SS officer 1915 - 1976
Parker, Hitler's Warrior, chapter 19, citing Peiper to Karl Wortmann, November 28, 1974 in note 27.

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„There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good.“

— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964

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„The man who has received a benefit ought always to remember it, but he who has granted it ought to forget the fact at once.“

—  Démosthenés ancient greek statesman and orator -384 - -322 v.Chr
As quoted in Dictionary of foreign phrases and classical quotations (1908) by Hugh Percy Jones, p. 140

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„In my days of youth, I remembered my God,
And he hath not forgotten my age.“

— Robert Southey British poet 1774 - 1843
The Old Man's Comforts and How He Gained Them, st. 6.

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„God's most candid critics are those of his children whom he has made poets.“

— Walter Raleigh (professor) British academic 1861 - 1922
Preface to Oxford Poetry for 1914 http://books.google.com/books?id=rRcGYxSyobsC&q=%22God's+most+candid+critics+are+those+of+his+children+whom+he+has+made+poets%22&pg=PAvii#v=onepage and 1914–1916 http://books.google.com/books?id=W5iRAAAAIAAJ&q=%22God's+most+candid+critics+are+those+of+his+children+whom+he+has+made+poets%22&pg=PA5#v=onepage.

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„For those whom God to ruin has design'd,
He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.“

— John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700
Pt. III, line 2387.

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„Those whom the gods love grow young.“

— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
A humorous reference to Menander's "ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [whom the gods love dies young]".

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