History Quotes

George w. bush, speech, november 19, 1999 - america has never been an empire. we may be the...
People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
Dan Quayle, 09/88

George william curtis - it is not observed in history that families...
Women with pasts interest men... they hope history will repeat itself.
Mae West
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
Edward R. Murrow
For aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth.
William Shakespeare

Never in the history of mankind have so many owed so much to so few.
Sir Winston Churchill, Reffering to the RAF
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
Morpheus Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.
Matrix, The
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
History is a better guide than good intentions.
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Sir Winston Churchill
An honest election, under democracy, is an act of innocence which does not take place more than once in the history of a given nation.
Jose Marie Gil Robles, speech in Madrid, 1933
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
Perhaps nothing has changed in the course of history as much as historians.
Franklin P. Jones
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
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the bible is filled, it would seem more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
Thomas Paine, "The Age of Reason".
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatche
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson
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
No great leader in history fought to prevent change.
John Maxwell, 21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leade
For a while I thought history was something bitter old men wrote. But Jack loved history so... for Jack history was full of heroes.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
A page of history is worth a pound of logic.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
History is always best written generations after the event, when clouded fact and memory have all fused into what can be accepted as truth, whether it be so or not.
Theodore Harold White
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Dwight D Eisenhowe
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Jean Genet
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Barbara Tuchman
Socrates seems to be the philosophical napkin with which the ensuing cultural thinkers of history wipe their mouths of pedantic ooze.
Today you play for a place in history, today you play for immortality.
Gerard Houllier, UEFA Cup Final 2001 pre - Match team talk
It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.
Corazn Cojuangco Aquino
May it not be that, just as we have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that faith is even more difficult for Him than it is for us.
Wystan Hugh Auden
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
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
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
History teaches us that when a barbarian race confronts a sleeping culture, the barbarian always wins.
Arnold J. Toynbee
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Honore De Balzac
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
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
From the totalitarian point of view, history is something to be created rather than learned.
George Orwell, Essay: "The Prevention of Literature" (1946)
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw