History Quotes

Benito mussolini - the history of saints is mainly the history of...
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Jean Genet

Woody allen - more than any time in history mankind faces a...
Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.
David Brinkley
The history of science is everywhere speculative. It is a marvelous hiatory. It makes you proud to be a human being.
Karl R. Poppe
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
Dan Quayle

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.
Mahatma Gandhi, _Gandhi, An Autobiography_, page 446
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Cicero
This is the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation. Saluting crew of the Apollo 11.
Richard Milhous Nixon
History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn.
Edmund Burke
What is history but a fable agreed upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte
France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world... that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
Franois Maurice Mitterrand
I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
Camille Paglia
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
Virginia Woolf
Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price.
Robert Orben
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
Gustave Flaubert
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Cicero, Pro Publio Sestio
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.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson
Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world.
Karl Poppe
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
Robert Anson Heinlein
History knows no resting places and no plateaus.
Henry Kissinge
Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S Truman
The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.
Adolf Hitle
To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea, but in the course of recent history. The New Deal was ended by World War II. The New Frontier was closed by Berlin and Cuba almost before it was opened. And the Great Society lost its greatness in the jungles of Indochina.
George Stanley McGovern
The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts.
Sir Arthur Keith
A country losing touch with its own history is like an old man losing his glasses, a distressing sight, at once vulnerable, unsure, and easily disoriented.
George Walden
I believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.
The Dalai Lama, 1992 Speech
Geschichte ist... ein Dialog zwischen Gegenwart und Vergangenheit. re - Transl.: History is... a dialogue between the present and the past.
Edward Hallet Carr, Was ist Geschichte?, S. 54
The history of the human race, viewed as a whole may be regarded as the realization of a hidden plan of nature to bring about a political constitution, internally, and for this purpose, also externally perfect, as the only state in which all the capacities implanted by her in mankind can be fully developed.
Immanuel Kant
It is the minority that has stood in the vain of every moral conflict, and achieved all that is noble in the history of the world.
John B. Gough
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
Edward Gibbon
It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.
Corazn Cojuangco Aquino
However gradual the course of history, there must always be the day, even an hour and minute, when some significant action is performed for the first or last time.
Peter Quennell
Any movement in history which attempts to perpetuate itself, becomes reactionary.
Marshal Tito
America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused? preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.
George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Honore De Balzac
Judging from the main portion of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
Walt Whitman
We learn from history that we do not learn from history.
Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel