History Quotes

Nikita khrushchev - revolutions are the locomotives of history....
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

Mark yost - history, although sometimes made up of the few...
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
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
Strike from mankind the principle of faith and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep.
Mark Beltaire

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
The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.
George W. Bush, Inaugural address, 2001
Happy are the people whose annals are blank in history books.
Thomas Carlyle
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Mitch Ratliffe
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
Georges Clemenceau
An attempt is already underway to revise history - To leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break - In.
John J. Sirica
History is more or less bunk.
Henry Ford
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
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
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Sir Winston Churchill
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
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 nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
James Joyce
For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
Margaret Mead
During the Second World War, the Germans took four years to build the Atlantic Wall. On four beaches it held up the Allies for about an hour; at Omaha it held up the U. S. for less than one day. The Atlantic Wall must therefore be regarded as one of the greatest blunders in military history.
Stephen Ambrose, D - Day, page 577
The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts.
Sir Arthur Keith
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
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James
It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.
Corazn Cojuangco Aquino
Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Thomas Sowell, Is Reality Optional?, 1993
In the South of California has gathered the larges and most miscellaneous assortment of Messiahs, Sorcerers, Saints and Seers known to the history of aberrations.
Farnsworth Crowde
Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
Sir Winston Churchill
Perhaps nothing has changed in the course of history as much as historians.
Franklin P. Jones
The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between.
Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation (p. 208)
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
Mark Twain
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
Wystan Hugh Auden
History is the ship carrying living memories to the future.
Stephen Spende
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.
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