Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.
People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.
I’m so intrigued by women throughout history where the significance of what they were representing at that time is obscured by the fact a man saved them or they were prostitutes.
I had a go at changing history – maybe not all by myself – I fought at the battle of Normandy, I slogged through the Ardennes, and I celebrated the liberation of Paris on the streets with beautiful French girls throwing flowers at me. I said good-bye to my first true love and discovered what I really wanted to do with my life.
World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man.