History Quotes

Thomas carlyle - happy are the people whose annals are blank in...
History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.
Enoch Powell

John j. sirica - an attempt is already underway to revise history...
A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - A place where history comes to life.
Norman Cousins
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
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stephen Covey

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
Margaret Mead
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
George Bernard Shaw
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
The great tragedies of history occur not when right confronts wrong but when two rights confront each other.
Henry Kissinge
News is history shot on the wing. The huntsmen from the Fourth Estate seek to bag only the peacock or the eagle of the swifting day.
Gene Fowle
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
Carl Sagan
We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Tonight we are launching an effort which holds the promise of changing the course of human history.
Ronald Reagan
History does not repeat itself except in the minds of those who do not know history.
Kahlil Gibran
Well - Behaved women rarely make history.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
How could you be a Great Man if history brought you no Great Events, or brought you to them at the wrong time, too young, too old?
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
Wystan Hugh Auden
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Aldous Huxley
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
Dan Quayle
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
History is a vision of God? s creation on the move.
Arnold Toynbee
History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help. But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it.
Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1972)
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Robert Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazurus Long
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
Bertie Forbes
History makes us some amends for the shortness of life.
Philip Skelton
History never looks like history when you are living through it.
John W. Gardner, quoted by Bill Moyers
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.
Barbara Ehrenreich
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
Mahatma Gandhi
History is the unfolding of miscalculation.
Barbara Tuchman
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
History is philosophy teaching by examples.
Henry St. John Bolingbroke
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells
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
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen
Women with pasts interest men... they hope history will repeat itself.
Mae West
Religion is the monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James
For four - Fifths of our history, our planet was populated by pond scum.
J. W. Schopf
Those who don? t build must burn. It? s as old as history and juvenile delinquence.
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James