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1. "Any statement that begins, ‘Throughout all of history…' is false. Nothing is so universal.Except pants. Throughout all of history, pants have been the mark of civilized peoples, a measure which is usually accorded to toothpaste or toilet paper, or some such hygienic tool. But no, it is pants.Some peoples did not wear pants, and so did not achieve much. Some raised in pants discard them, and still manage to achieve much – but they deceive themselves in thinking it is because of their pale legs on exhibit. Their success is due to the self-discipline of their cloistered upbringing."
Author: Bauvard
2. "There is a saying among the peoples of the Northwest Coast: "The world is as sharp as the edge of a knife," and Robert Davidson, the man responsible for carving Masset's first post-missionary pole, imagines this edge as a circle. "If you live on the edge of the circle," he explained in a documentary film, "that is the present moment. What's inside is knowledge, experience: the past. What's outside has yet to be experienced. The knife's edge is so fine that you can live either in the past or in the future. The real trick," says Davidson, "is to live on the edge."
Author: John Vaillant
3. "Our two peoples are sworn enemies," he whispered. "You would not do it.""Call me your enemy no more," Jan bade him, drawing nearer. "I grow weary of our being enemies. The scars your talons left upon my back this autumn past are old scars now, long healed. Time to heal this ancient rift between our peoples as well."
Author: Meredith Ann Pierce
4. "Anyone who studies present and ancient affairs will easily see how in all cities and all peoples there still exist, and have always existed, the same desires and passions. Thus, it is an easy matter for him who carefully examines past events to foresee future events in a republic and to apply the remedies employed by the ancients, or, if old remedies cannot be found, to devise new ones based upon the similarity of the events. But since these matters are neglected or not understood by those who read, or, if understood, remain unknown to those who govern, the result is that the same problems always exist in every era."
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
5. "The peoples owe all political rights and privileges which we enjoy today in greater or lesser measure, not to the good will of their governments, but to their own strength. One need only study the history of the past three hundred years to understand by what relentless struggles every right has had to be wrested inch by inch from the despots."
Author: Rudolf Rocker
6. "Cultural survival is not about preservation, sequestering indigenous peoples in enclaves like some sort of zoological specimens. Change itself does note destroy a culture. All societies are constantly evolving. Indeed a culture survives when it has enough confidence in its past and enough say in its future to maintain its spirit and essence through all the changes it will inevitably undergo."
Author: Wade Davis

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