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We can learn from history how past generations thought and acted, how they responded to the demands of their time and how they solved their problems. We can learn by analogy, not by example, for our circumstances will always be different than theirs were. The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone. They foreclose the possibility of making other choices and thus they determine future events. -Gerda Lerner
UPDATE, 1/4/13: Gerda Lerner, a renowned author and History professor, has died at the age of 92. She did much to promote women's place in History, and was a founding member of the National Organization of Women.