History Quotes

Kahlil gibran - history does not repeat itself except in the...
What experience and history teach is this - That nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Thomas carlyle - happy are the people whose annals are blank in...
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it? always.
Mahatma Gandhi
Not only the studying and writing of history but also the honoring of it both represent affirmations of a certain defiant faith - A desperate, unreasoning faith, if you will - But faith nevertheless in the endurance of this threatened world - Faith in the total essentiality of historical continuity.
George Frost Kennan
Strike from mankind the principle of faith and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep.
Mark Beltaire
Acts of injustice done Between the setting and the rising sun In history lie like bones, each one.
W. H. Auden
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
Edward Gibbon
History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn.
Edmund Burke
Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.
Dave Barry
Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
Dwight David Eisenhowe
Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
James A. Garfield
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
George Bernard Shaw
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
Edward R. Murrow
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
John Adams
I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies.
Christa McAuliffe
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
Nikita Khrushchev
History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
James Joyce
For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte
We are living the events which for centuries to come will be minutely studied by scholars who will undoubtedly describe these days as probably the most exciting and creative in the history of mankind. But preoccupied with our daily chores, our worries and personal hopes and ambitions, few of us are actually living in the present.
Lawrence K. Frank
History is full of surprises.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James
History is a vision of God? s creation on the move.
Arnold Toynbee
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
History balances the frustration of how far we have to go with the satisfaction of how far we have come. It teaches us tolerance for the human shortcomings and imperfections which are not uniquely of our generation, but of all time.
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatche
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning its two eyes are geography and chronology.
James A. Garfield
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
Virginia Woolf
History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark.
Lord John Whorfin
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Maya Angelou
You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive.
James Baldwin
If we do not learn from history, we shall be compelled to relive it. True. But if we do not change the future, we shall be compelled to endure it. And that could be worse.
Alvin Toffle
Judging from the main portion of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
Walt Whitman
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted the indifference of those who should have known better the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Jean Genet
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the governing of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address