History Quotes

George frost kennan - the very concept of history implies the scholar...
A strange thing is memory, and hope one looks backward, and the other forward one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
Anna Mary Robertson Moses

Mark twain - the very ink with which history is written is...
The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts.
Sir Arthur Keith
The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people.
Benito Mussolini
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. To Canadian Parliament.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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
The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
Walter Bagehot
History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
Donald Creighton
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
History is the unfolding of miscalculation.
Barbara Tuchman
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 believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Robert
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)
History is an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
For four - Fifths of our history, our planet was populated by pond scum.
J. W. Schopf
Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
This is the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation. Saluting crew of the Apollo 11.
Richard Milhous Nixon
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
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
Benjamin Disraeli
Our ignorance of history makes us libel to our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.
Voltaire
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
Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price.
Robert Orben
Strike from mankind the principle of faith and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep.
Mark Beltaire
While my interest in natural history has added very little to my sum of achievement, it has added immeasurably to my sum of enjoyment in life.
Theodore Roosevelt
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
The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
Carl Rowen
When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
C. P. Snow
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
Virginia Woolf
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
There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age.
Oswald Mosley
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
William H. Borah
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
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles.
Charles Sumne
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Jean Genet
If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people - A black people - who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts as the results of sudden impulses and accident, than of the reason of which we so much boast.
Albert Coope
History suggests that Capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.
Milton Friedman