The best Quotes by Stephen Ambrose

The best Quotes by Stephen Ambrose

Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian, most noted for his biographies of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American popular history.

It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.
The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.
I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.
The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.
World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money.
You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school.

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We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
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In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
I've always loved my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, and I've always loved my country. I want to go. God, take me.
Dwight D. Eisenhower - last words - March 28th 1969
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The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat.
How long does it take to get from Louisiana to Alabama?
One Mississippi.
One day, I know the struggle will change. There's got to be a change - not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Mississippi - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Why are there so many Latina's in Illinois?
Because that's where the Chica go.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Illinois - and that's pretty much the same thing.
The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.
Whenever you hear a man prating about the Constitution, spot him as a traitor.
Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.
No, gentlemen, if I am to be shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet.
Save one life, and you're a hero. Save 100 lives, well then, you're a nurse.
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There can be no poetry after Auschwitz.
You lied about fighting in the Vietnam War. It's like punching the American flag in the face!
The future is easy because it doesn't exist; but the past is painful because it lives forever.
Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were, to become who you will be.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 5 Episode 1
Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024

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