We’ve collected the best History Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jeff Van Gundy, Richard M. Nixon, Stephen Hendry, George Washington, Boris Johnson. Use them as an inspiration.
The truth is that the history of the last couple of thousand years has been broadly repeated attempts by various people or institutions – in a Freudian way – to rediscover the lost childhood of Europe, this golden age of peace and prosperity under the Romans, by trying to unify it.
Malaysia is a country unlike any other: Full of promise and fragility. Its history, cultural and religious diversity make it a rich, compelling and surprising land.
The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.
If you will read again what is written, you will see how it was.
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
I like stories in specific time periods. ‘The Revenant’s’ era of American history was fascinating because it was this lawless no-man’s land. It defined the idea of the American frontiersman as man conquering nature. In a way, the story of Hugh Glass is about man dominating nature.
We never, ever in the history of mankind have had access to so much information so quickly and so easily.
History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.
Tennessee obviously has a proud history of military service, but unfortunately, that also means that we have lost a lot of people serving the country who are Tennesseans.
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
Vexillography is a very big word! Vexillography is really the high science and art and understanding of flags and their history – the academic word for flag making and heraldry.
History repeats itself. So you might wanna pay attention.
Democrats have a long history of utilizing the threat of a potential Ebola outbreak to request massive federal funds while attacking Republicans for expressing skepticism over their funding schemes.
The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up.
History isn’t something you look back at and say it was inevitable, it happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities.
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.
History is dependent on the new generation to write a new chapter.
Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values.
After the Berlin Wall came down I visited that city and I will never forget it. The abandoned checkpoints. The sense of excitement about the future. The knowledge that a great continent was coming together. Healing those wounds of our history is the central story of the European Union.
When history looks back, I want people to know that the Nazis could not kill millions of people with impunity.
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
If you read enough biography and history, you learn how people have dealt successfully or unsuccessfully with similar situations or patterns in the past. It doesn’t give you a template of answers, but it does help you refine the questions you have to ask yourself.
While we read history we make history.
You’re going to relegate my history to a month.
The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
Brock Lesnar is the most unique athlete in this history of World Wrestling Entertainment, and I say that with without embellishment or exaggeration.
History should be written as philosophy.
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
Originalism is sort of subspecies of textualism. Textualism means you are governed by the text. That’s the only thing that is relevant to your decision, not whether the outcome is desirable, not whether legislative history says this or that. But the text of the statute.
The most powerful words in English are ‘Tell me a story,’ words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself.
The reality of life in Northern Ireland is that if you were Protestant, you learned British history, and if you were Catholic, you learned Irish history in school.
A basic truth that the history of the creation of the transistor reveals is that the foundations of transistor electronics were created by making errors and following hunches that failed to give what was expected.
When you think about archaeology, archaeology is the only field that allows us to tell the story of 99 percent of our history prior to 3,000 B.C. and writing.
OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
The power of Haitian heritage and the strength of the Haitian people is tremendous. And Haiti holds a unique and rich role in the history of African Americans.
Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
I think if you come from a history of persecution you have to develop a sense of humour.
Art needs to be socialised, and you need a lot of context to understand that, and that doesn’t mean having read a few art history books.
Me personally, I want to entertain people above all. When you look back at burlesque in history and the real golden age of burlesque, those entertainers were there to entertain, and there wasn’t usually some big political message behind what they were doing.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
I really love travelling to places where I get to learn something new about a new group of people or a new place. Learn some history, contemplate some business ideas, and sort of get off the beaten track a little bit.
A clear lesson of history is that a ‘sine qua non’ for sustained economic recovery following a financial crisis is a thoroughgoing repair of the financial system.
The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.
I’m sure that was the right step, even though, formally speaking, it may seem disadvantageous for a president to resign. But, looking into what is happening today and what is going to happen in the future, I think history will show I made the right decision.
The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
The new millennium began with a great global dream. World leaders gathered at the United Nations in 2000 and adopted, among others, a historic goal to reduce poverty by half by 2015. Never in human history had such a bold goal been adopted by the entire world in one voice, one that specified time and size.
Bitcoin is amazingly transformative because it’s the first time in the entire history of the world in which anybody can now send or receive any amount of money, with anyone else, anywhere on the planet, without having to ask permission from any bank or government.
But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won’t. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place.
If you look at the paintings that I love in art history, these are the paintings where great, powerful men are being celebrated on the big walls of museums throughout the world. What feels really strange is not to be able to see a reflection of myself in that world.
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made it possible for the Confederacy to live four years.
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.
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
That’s history. I say history because it happened in the past.
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
What does the artist do? He draws connections. He ties the invisible threads between things. He dives into history, be it the history of mankind, the geological history of the Earth or the beginning and end of the manifest cosmos.
Ideas shape the course of history.
The way you ‘take history’ is also a way of ‘making history.’
Issues over same-sex marriage and LGBT people in the PCUSA are not new: there is a 40-plus year history of arguments and tacit agreements over the issue of sexuality in the denomination, and the first openly gay minister in the PCUSA was ordained in 2011.
The more I draw and write, the more I realise that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.
The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
History will point out some of the things I did wrong and some of the things I did right.
Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
America has always imported history.
There comes a time in the life of every nation when it stands at the crossroads of history and must choose which way to go.
Perhaps I am naive, but I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents.
Millions of people gave their lives fighting fascism and imperialism, but Pearl Harbor was the event that forever changed the course of human history.
The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in the history of our game is the black race.
But myth is something else than an explanation of the world, of history, and of destiny.
Those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the Left – which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study – are not likely to get much attention.
History is the great dust-heap… a pageant and not a philosophy.
If the Philippines must remain under the control of Spain, they will necessarily have to be transformed in a political sense, for the course of their history and the needs of their inhabitants so require.
Our particular problem in America at this point in history is the widespread loss of the sense of individual significance, a loss which is sensed inwardly as impotence.
We Germans have learned from history. We are a peace-loving, freedom-loving people. There is only one place for us in the world: at the side of the free nations.
If Labour ends up on the scrapheap of history, it will do so because of its own foolishness and self-inflicted wounds. What party in its right mind would allow a combination of far-left enemies, militant trade unions and first-time supporters to decide its fate?
There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.
Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.
The nation was awakened by that deafening shot.
We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.
There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.
My place in design history is to sort of interpret youth culture, and I think we’ve seen that done in fashion before – it’s not a new concept – but it hasn’t been done with the same vigour in a modern context.
My heart goes out to victims and survivors of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and to their families. This disaster will go down in history books as one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history.
I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.
The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual – for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers.
If you think you have it tough, read history books.
History must share with reading, writing and arithmetic first rank as the most important subjects in the curriculum. Understanding the issues on which citizens of a republic are expected to vote is impossible without an understanding of the past.
Google is arguably one of the greatest inventions. The search engine is one of the greatest inventions in human history.
People like Frank Zappa and Bryan Ferry knew we could pick and choose from the history of music, stick things together looking for friction and energy. They were more like playwrights; they invented characters and wrote a life around them.
If you look at the history of innovation, the innovations coming through the defence department have been some of the most important innovations ever. Little things like drones, sensors, and the Internet of Things are defence-type initiatives, but the big one is the Internet itself.
I want to promote the introduction of art history in primary schools and to convince the general public that, even in a period of economic crisis, arts funding is an absolute necessity at the federal, state, and local levels.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.
Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.
The history of mankind is the history of ideas.
Every successful social movement in this country’s history has used disruption as a strategy to fight for social change. Whether it was the Boston Tea Party to the sit-ins at lunch counters throughout the South, no change has been won without disruptive action.
The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
History, a distillation of rumour.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
Memoirs are the backstairs of history.
Anti-Semitism has never gone away; it will always be there because it’s a very convenient prejudice. The gene of it, the original DNA, is buried deep within our history. And even within some Jews as well.
Here’s what I believe, I think the FBI is the premier law enforcement agency in the history of the world but i think there was some bad apples over there.
Legend remains victorious in spite of history.
It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.
Today is reality. Yesterday is history.
We’re running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere… can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
History is more or less bunk.
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
My dad said, ‘Go to college and take whatever you want.’ So, I went to the University of Miami. When I got up to the line at registration, I saw that you had to take math and history. I said, ‘There’s no way I’m taking math and history.’ And right next to it was the line for the drama department.
Our history is not our destiny.
I love Rome and the way that you can wander around and find something interesting around every street corner. You can smell the history.
It could be said that all armed conflicts are a ludicrous and shameful waste of lives, but World War I has a special place in the history of futility – a war without clear purpose, a war whose resolution would ultimately make the world a far worse place.
Keep everything in context, and try to have each line doing more than one thing – not just giving exposition but also revealing character and history, etc.
There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.
Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
I’ve been knocked down more than any heavyweight champion in history.
If you look at the history of technology over a couple hundred years, it’s all about time compression and making the globe smaller. It’s had positive effects, all the ones that we know. So we’re much less likely to have the kind of terrible misunderstandings that led to World War I, for example.
To me the ego is the habitual and compulsive thought processes that go through everybody‘s mind continuously. External things like possessions or memories or failures or successes or achievements. Your personal history.
Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
The history of man is the history of crimes, and history can repeat. So information is a defence. Through this we can build, we must build, a defence against repetition.
I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.
It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.
The privilege of serving my country is not only rooted in my military service, but also in my personal history. I sit here, as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, an immigrant.
Whenever I think of my birthplace, Walton-on-Thames, my reference first and foremost is the river. I love the smell of the river; love its history, its gentleness. I was aware of its presence from my earliest years. Its majesty centered me, calmed me, was a solace to a certain extent.
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
Many leaders of big organizations, I think, don’t believe that change is possible. But if you look at history, things do change, and if your business is static, you’re likely to have issues.
The more laws that governments pass, the less individual freedom there is. Any student of history will tell you that. Totalitarian countries ban pretty much everything.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.
The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
Our landscapes connect us to our history; they are the source of our character as a peopl, as well as our health, our safety, and our prosperity. Natural resources enrich us economically, yes. But they also enrich us aesthetically and recreationally and culturally and spiritually.
Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery.
God has a team. It’s made up of African-American, Anglo, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and a variety of other people and cultures. He never wants you to make your distinction, your history, or your background so precious to you that it messes up His team.
Whether we like it or not, there are moments in history when pessimism is the appropriate response.
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Language is the most extraordinary invention in the history of humanity, the one which came before everything and which makes it possible to share everything.
Never, ever forget history.
In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour.
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
The evil of slavery and colonialism was that these oppressions kept their victims out of history, disconnected them from the evolutionary struggle.
Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
My lifestyle is a consequence of my wounds. I’m the son of my history.
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
English language is the most universal language in history, way more than the Latin of Julius Caesar. It’s the most punderful language because its vocabulary has a certain critical mass that makes a lingo good for punning.
If history is any indication, all truths will eventually turn out to be false.
I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.
Nothing is insignificant in the history of a young community, and – above all – nothing seems impossible.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
My only advice is, follow your dream and do whatever you like to do the most. I chose journalism because I wanted to be in the places where history was being made.
I let the American people down.
I think of an intellectual as just being bookish, being interested in history books, utopian ideas, that kind of thing.
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
I did not come to NASA to make history.
History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.
Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.
One baby is a patient baby, and waits indefinitely until its mother is ready to feed it. The other baby is an impatient baby and cries lustily, screams and kicks and makes everybody unpleasant until it is fed. Well, we know perfectly well which baby is attended to first. That is the whole history of politics.
I want history to remember me… not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and who dared to be herself. I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America.
Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.
There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment – and you start to decline.
When I’m not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I’m not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I’m reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
I honestly think anthropology is one of the most useful fields a fantasy writer can study, more so even than history.
You either make money, or you make history.
For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us.
Economists should be modest and be aware that they are part of the broader social science community. We need to be pragmatic about the methods we use. When we need to do history, we should do history. When we need to study political science, we should study political science.
The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
Black history is American history.
The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.
South Africa never leaves one indifferent. Its history, its population, its landscapes and cultures – all speak to the visitor, to the student, to the friend of Africa.
May it not be that, just as we have to 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?
It’s important that we attempt to extend life beyond Earth now. It is the first time in the four billion-year history of Earth that it’s been possible, and that window could be open for a long time – hopefully it is – or it could be open for a short time. We should err on the side of caution and do something now.
The best thing is being part of history and achieving something you’ve dreamed of.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
The rebuilding of New Orleans is an important point in the history of the United States.
It’s not about the past; it’s about knowing your history so that you can fight in the present. Otherwise, you don’t know who the real enemy is, what the real issue is, because it had been covered by many layers of bad information, of lies, and manipulation.
This is our history – from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges – our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation’s infrastructure.
History is always changing.
We’re at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives.
The great and abiding lesson of American history, particularly the cold war, is that the engine of capitalism, the individual, is mightier than any collective.
I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.
Any time a country transitioned to a fiat currency, they collapsed. That’s just world history; you don’t have to know about cryptocurrency to know that.
Yeah, I read history. But it doesn’t make you nice. Hitler read history, too.
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.
I think, in history, everything is about the remix.
If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.
I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.
It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk.
Football is great because you always have another opportunity to change history.
Today is reality. Yesterday is history.
The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.
The people of Egypt are an intelligent people with a glorious history who left their mark on civilization.
History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
I would say that to put architecture in the chain of history, to be able to interpret and understand why we are where we are, is quite crucial.
Ukraine and Israel have long-standing historical ties. Our nations have together experienced all the tragedies in recent history – the Holodomor and the Holocaust, the Second World War, and the totalitarian Soviet regime.
I think the FBI is the premier law enforcement agency in all of human history.
If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.
There’s never been someone like me in history – a fighter like me only comes along every 1,000 years.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
I have seen how effective language attached to policies that are mainstream and delivered by people who are passionate and effective can change the course of history.
Although I often find that the feminist rhetoric – not feminism – can come across as simple-minded, self-regarding, nuance-averse and reductive – biology to physiology, history to psychology, procreation to gynecology, and so on – I have come to realize that we should all be feminists.
We’re all burdened by our history of racial inequality. It’s created a kind of smog that we all breathe in, and it has prevented us from being healthy.
The history of mankind is a history of war.
The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.
I don’t fight for the money. I fight for my legacy. I fight for history. I fight for my people.
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. Our obligation is to make money.
Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film – whether it’s history, psychology, economics, or architecture – so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn’t going to help you unless you have something to say.
I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians.
The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
Long after this wonderful event in the Earth’s history, when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia, Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied areas for hunting and fishing.
Nigeria has had a complicated colonial history. My work has examined that part of our story extensively.
I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They’ve been used to start revolutions and to stop wars.
Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world’s heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
I have a great identification with Judaism as a religion and as a culture, and all the values that created such a great history, and the Jewish contribution to the betterment of all humanity.
It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
For me, it is essential to have the inner peace and serenity of prayer in order to listen to the silence of God, which speaks to us, in our personal life and the history of our times, of the power of love.
When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America’s bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history.
People who are creating history don’t realize they’re creating it at the time it’s happening.
That’s all a man can hope for during his lifetime – to set an example – and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.
Learning about our past is definitely important, not only for Australians but people around the world. It’s something that Australia should never be ashamed of. It’s part of our history. It’s part of us.
Over the course of history, the answer to nationalism has been liberalism, and I believe it can be the answer again.
Manchester‘s history is cotton and wool. Birmingham‘s is iron and steel.
Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history. After the rise comes the fall.
Black women I’m talking to you, because it’s not white women, it’s not Latino, it’s not Native American – I checked, it’s y’all. The self hate is ridiculous. Why do you hate yourself so much, why do you hate your texture, why do you hate your culture, why do you hate your history?
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers is a team with history, tradition.
Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!
Contrary to what we learn from progressives in education and the media, the history of the Democratic Party well into the twentieth century is a virtually uninterrupted history of thievery, corruption, and bigotry.
A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’
Mother Nature has been the best bioengineer in history. Why not harness the evolutionary process to design proteins?
Everyday I look back at my history and feel regret.
The worst pandemic in modern history was the Spanish flu of 1918, which killed tens of millions of people. Today, with how interconnected the world is, it would spread faster.
Well, I’m not sure, but of one thing I am certain: History judges one differently than contemporary observers, and so I think that as time passes, I hope that not me personally so much, but our administration will be seen for some of the things that we accomplished.
When history is erased, people’s moral values are also erased.
The history of thought, of knowledge, of philosophy, of literature seems to be seeking, and discovering, more and more discontinuities, whereas history itself appears to be abandoning the irruption of events in favor of stable structures.
History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
The proud fight against colonialism is one that should be consigned to history.
My first popular book, ‘A Brief History of Time,’ aroused a great deal of interest, but many found it difficult to understand.
History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.
The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.
The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.
The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history that’s least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970.
Open your refrigerator door, and you summon forth more light than the total amount enjoyed by most households in the 18th century. The world at night, for much of history, was a very dark place indeed.
History never looks like history when you are living through it.
For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform.
You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends’ portraits hang and look thereon; Ireland’s history in their lineaments trace; think where man’s glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.
Absolutely, I don’t believe in rules. As I tell my daughter when she is mischievous, ‘Well-behaved women rarely make history.’
Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast.
World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man.
Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
History offers no evidence for the proposition that the assignment of women to military combat jobs is the way to win wars, improve combat readiness, or promote national security.
We should not be flying a flag of a group who wants to erase our history and bring mass destruction to our country through Communism.
For much of Toyota‘s history, we have ensured the quality and reliability of our vehicles by placing a device called an andon cord on every production line – and empowering any team member to halt production if there’s an assembly problem. Only when the problem is resolved does the line begin to move again.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
The best thing about getting older is knowing history. The longer you live, the longer you have been in a sport, the more you know, and the more you know where things started.
History should not be left to the historians. Rather, be like Churchill. Make history, and then write it.
Never underestimate the ability of political leaders to misread history on a monumental scale. The invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan have both served to hasten western decline: they have both failed to achieve their objectives and in the process demonstrated an underlying western impotence.
Our culture, language, history, and values are vital to uniting us as a nation.
In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, in my judgment, will go down in history as one of the four ‘great’ presidents since the U.S. reluctantly became an empire in World War II; Richard Nixon as the nearest to a sociopath by the time he was compelled to resign.
There no longer can be any doubt that the creation of the first index mutual fund was the most successful innovation – especially for investors – in modern financial history.
Stories bring us together. We can talk about them and bond over them. They are shared knowledge, shared legend, and shared history; often, they shape our shared future.
World history is a court of judgment.
History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history.
Of all the things we have done, the most important – the one that history will record as the principal contribution of our generation – is that we understand how to turn the armed struggle into a Revolution; that we realized that it was essential to create a new mentality to build a new society.
If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.
It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
In history people dressed much better than we do today.
American history and the black experience are inextricable. And both are inextricable from policing. Far more often than not, that’s been a good thing.
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.
We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.
The question that we must ask is whether we are making progress toward the goal of universal peace. Or are we caught up on a treadmill of history, turning forever on the axle of mindless aggression and self-destruction?
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
I just like winning every tournament that I play. All of them are important for me. Each has its own history, its own characteristic, but they are all important.
All the Indigenous paintings throughout history, they were always a bird’s eye view, it’s the Indigenous way of storytelling.
You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I’m innocent. You’ve got to believe I’m innocent. If you don’t, take my job.
Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding.
A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
Sometimes history repeats itself. And sometimes it doesn’t.
I don’t have a formula to pass on. I always did it my own way. Even today, I hold my independence close. It’s what’s most precious to me. Passion. Risk. Tenacity. Consistency. This is my professional history.
When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
The history of the tobacco industry is not a positive one.
It’s not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions.
The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.
It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America.
We always have to believe in what is possible in life and not be hindered by history or expectations.
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
The lesson of 9/11 is that America is truly exceptional. We withstood the worst attack of our history, intended by our enemies to destroy us. Instead, it drew us closer and made us more united. Our love for freedom and one another has given us a strength that surprised even ourselves.
The very best Labor governments in our nation’s history distinguished themselves by thinking big and, wherever possible, resisting the temptation to overemphasise short-term political considerations.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Never, ever forget history.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.
You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man’s right to his body, or woman’s right to her soul.
I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
Over the years, a lot of rappers – Lil’ Wayne, Ice Cube – have used my name in their songs. I’m a real touchstone of history.
Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
Our healthcare system has seen some of the greatest achievements of the human intellect since we started recording history: We’re developing incredible devices and implantables to improve the quantity and quality of people’s lives.
Love is the whole history of a woman’s life, it is but an episode in a man’s.
The Thames is liquid history.
Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.
History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn’t everything.
The Windrush era is a very important part of British history as it helps us understand how and why we became the multicultural society we are today, and also helps us understand the history of race relations in this country.
Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: ‘I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.’
Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.
History will decide if I’m a villain or a hero.
All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
English language is the most universal language in history, way more than the Latin of Julius Caesar. It’s the most punderful language because its vocabulary has a certain critical mass that makes a lingo good for punning.
Then I despair… I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always.
The lessons of history would suggest that civilisations move in cycles. You can track that back quite far – the Babylonians, the Sumerians, followed by the Egyptians, the Romans, China. We’re obviously in a very upward cycle right now, and hopefully that remains the case. But it may not.
History is, in its essentials, the science of change. It knows and it teaches that it is impossible to find two events that are ever exactly alike, because the conditions from which they spring are never identical.
If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy.
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.
One of the greatest things about being an artist is, as you get older, if you keep working hard in relationship to what you want the world to be and how you want it to become, there is a history of interesting growth that resonates with different moments in your life.
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
It took us in this country 11 years to get from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution.
I was always a history buff.
Your personal history is a part of what happens with your hands and your head as you play music.
I’m proud to partner with organizations that place an emphasis on and share my interest in giving back to the community. RBC has a rich history of doing this through their sponsorship of golf and the extensive ambassadorial program they have in place.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
It’s a required part of your film history to know who Woody is. His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but so insightful about human behavior.
The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
I can say that we are very clear in our mind about the responsibility of the national soldiers for the break with civilisation that was the Shoah. We are firmly convinced that this is something that will have to be handed over to generations to come… so we don’t see any reason to change our view of history.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
A year is an eternity in politics – though less than a moment in history.
We want to be proud when we look back on our history when we grow old.
I want to go down in the history books with what I’ve achieved.