History is made in the class struggle and not in bed.
(Alex Mitchell, British left-wing journalist. quoted in Sunday Times (London, 29 Dec. 1985).
Following deposition of Gerry Healey, leader of the Workers' Revolutionary Party, in the wake of a sex scandal.)
(Cesare Beccaria (1735-1794), Italian jurist, philosopher. On Crimes and Punishments, Introduction (1764).
Thomas Carlyle attributes a similar utterance to Charles de Montesquieu, in History of Frederick the Great (1858-1865) bk. 16, ch. 1: "Happy the people whose annals are blank in history-books!")