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Historical quotes by Wayne Grudem
#1. It is important to insist on the historical truthfulness of the narrative of the fall of Adam and Eve. Just as the account of the creation of Adam and Eve is tied in with the rest of the historical narrative in the book of Genesis, so also this account of the fall of man, which follows the history of man's creation, is presented by the author as straightforward, narrative history #Quote by Wayne Grudem
Historical quotes by Fred D'Aguiar
#2. Whenever I went to an historical moment that was sad or where something terrible happened, it was, for me, a learning moment, a teaching moment for those who survived. #Quote by Fred D'Aguiar
Historical quotes by Julie Johnstone
#3. Guinevere's lips started to tingle in expectation, and her heart beat at a dizzying, knee-weakening rate. She had to set her hands to his muscular shoulders so as not to drop into an embarrassing puddle of desire.
"Is that an invitation?" he asked, sounding every bit as devilish as he looked. If ever a man could lead a woman to be improper, it was him.
She couldn't speak, her thoughts spun so quickly, but her fingers curled in silent entreaty, and the sensation in her lips moved slowly down to the pit of her stomach. She was going to expire if he didn't kiss her. #Quote by Julie Johnstone
Historical quotes by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#4. I found myself thinking that the Quran is not a holy document. It is a historical record, written by humans. It is one version of events, as perceived by the men who wrote it 150 years after the Prophet Muhammad died. And it is a very tribal and Arab version of events. It spreads a culture that is brutal, bigoted, fixated on controlling women, and harsh in war. #Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Historical quotes by Debra Holland
#5. I'll get right to the point," Mr. Carter said. "For the last year, we've been searching for a sheriff for our town." He grimaced. "Wouldn't have thought finding one would be so difficult."...
"She hasn't said yes," Carter commented. He slanted her an inquiring glance. "Well, K.C. Granger. Will you have us?"
At the marriage-vow-sounding question, K.C. felt a smile play around her lips, perhaps the first one since Charles' murder. In keeping with the formality of his question, and because a little imp of humor prompted her, she said, "I do. #Quote by Debra Holland
Historical quotes by Anne Gracie
#6. They'd be complaining about having to walk, and screeching at me to 'do something, Freddy, do something!'"
"But what could you do?" she said, puzzled.
"Carry them, probably." He gave her a hopeful look. "Do you want me to carry you? #Quote by Anne Gracie
Historical quotes by Orna Ross
#7. That thicket gave me my first thought of what a long poem should be. Its unpeopled, life-filled stillness, its silence held by the crash of breaking waves below. I thought of a poem as a place into which one could wander, away from the cares of life. I realized its characters should be as unreal, and as utterly real, as the shadows that people this thicket. #Quote by Orna Ross
Historical quotes by Frank A Thomas
#8. One truth is that racism and oppression is deeply embedded in the American experiment. History has taught that each time blacks have made strides for freedom, there has been backlash, retrenchment, and new forms of subjugation that appear on the American landscape, thus the old oppression in a new guise. The new movement is part of a long historical sweep, and it has taken many lifetimes to get to this point in the struggle. Because of the tenacity of opposition to equality of race and economics in America, we cannot "throw the baby out with the bathwater" by looking upon past struggles and tradition with disdain. Past struggles #Quote by Frank A Thomas
Historical quotes by Kerrigan Byrne
#9. Ye're wet," he groaned.
"I'm underwater."
"I ken that, bonny. But this dampness has nothing to do with that. #Quote by Kerrigan Byrne
Historical quotes by Camilla Lackberg
#10. And it is always the victors who write the historical narrative. #Quote by Camilla Lackberg
Historical quotes by Danny Saunders
#11. In my end lies my beginning" Who said that? Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1542-1587). #Quote by Danny Saunders
Historical quotes by David Harvey
#12. The value-form of the product of labour is the most abstract, but also the most universal form of the bourgeois mode of production; by that fact it stamps the bourgeois mode of production as a particular kind of social production of a historical and transitory character. If then we make the mistake of treating it as the eternal natural form of social production, we necessarily overlook the specificity of the value-form, and consequently of the commodity-form together with its further developments, the money form, the capital form, etc. (174, #Quote by David Harvey
Historical quotes by Meg Hennessy
#13. Until we find Enio, I'm closer to you than your own shadow. #Quote by Meg Hennessy
Historical quotes by Douglas Portway
#14. When a spectator approaches a painting with his own particular set of filters or theories, be they historical, political, intellectual or whatever - he either finds what he is looking for or dismisses the work as irrelevant. He has deprived himself of the possibility of any fresh experience or revelation by looking only for confirmation of that which he already 'knows. #Quote by Douglas Portway
Historical quotes by Armin Navabi
#15. Scriptures may have grains of historical truth within them, but there is also ample hyperbole, speculation and mythology. #Quote by Armin Navabi
Historical quotes by Henry Wiencek
#16. Many writers on slavery today have emphasized the "agency" of the enslaved people, insisting that we pay heed to the efforts of the slaves to resist their condition and assert their humanity under a dehumanizing system. But as slaves gain "agency" in historical analyses, the masters seem to lose it. As the slaves become heroic figures, triumphing over their condition, slave owners recede as historical actors and are replaced by a faceless system of "context" and "forces." So we end up with slavery somehow afloat in a world in which nobody is responsible. #Quote by Henry Wiencek
Historical quotes by Anne Stuart
#17. If I am ever in the position where I wish to seduce someone I will simply assure her it's better than rats. #Quote by Anne Stuart
Historical quotes by Gwenn Wright
#18. I had turned to leave and he had called after me. "Miss Maria, I kin no other woman who could be wearing men's trousers and be dripping such as ye are and look quite so lovely. It's a right shame your mother is marrying you off to that great sot!"
I had turned to call back to him, "I doubt very much we will have to worry about that after today! #Quote by Gwenn Wright
Historical quotes by Laura Morelli
#19. In Venice, things not always as they first appear. I contemplate this observation from my post on the aft deck of one of Master Fumagalli's gondolas, taking in the panorama of bridges, domes, bell towers, and quaysides of my native city. I row into the neck of the Grand Canal, and, one by one, the reflection of each colorful façade appears, only to dissipate into wavering, shimmering shards under my oar. #Quote by Laura Morelli
Historical quotes by Anna Bennett
#20. There was no denying it; his wicked words thrilled her. Like a feather slowly brushing over her bare skin, they teased and tantalized, awakening every inch of her body. #Quote by Anna Bennett
Historical quotes by Amanda Quick
#21. In my experience there are only a handful of reasons for murder ... Jealousy, vengeance, greed, fear and pleasure ... Some killers enjoy the kill ... For them it is a great game, and for the most part they are the ones I hunt. #Quote by Amanda Quick
Historical quotes by John Dominic Crossan
#22. Augustus came from a miraculous conception by the divine and human conjunction of Apollo and Atia. How does the historian respond to that story? Are there any who take it literally or even bracket its transcendental claims as beyond historical judgment or empirical test? Classical historians, no matter how religious, do not usually do so. That divergence raises an ethical problem for me. Either all such divine conceptions, from Alexander to Augustus and from the Christ to the Buddha, should be accepted literally and miraculously or all of them should be accepted metaphorically and theologically. It is not morally acceptable to say directly and openly that our story is truth but yours is myth; ours is history but yours is lie. It is even less morally acceptable to say that indirectly and covertly by manufacturing defensive or protective strategies that apply only to one's own story. This, then, #Quote by John Dominic Crossan
Historical quotes by Gary  Haynes
#23. The old man walked over to his sandalwood bookshelves. He couldn't decide whether to read Balzac or Voltaire. Clotilde de Lusignan or Micromégas. His forefinger hovered over both the hardback books before he plumped instead for the eroticism of Goethe's Roman Elegies. The old man had amassed a lifetime of learning. The killings aside, he led an oddly monastic life. #Quote by Gary Haynes
Historical quotes by Mary Adair
#24. It takes Passion to bring a Vision to Life. #Quote by Mary Adair
Historical quotes by Arnold J. Toynbee
#25. So-called racial characteristics are not really racial at all but are due to the historical experiences of the communities in question. #Quote by Arnold J. Toynbee
Historical quotes by Ang Lee
#26. Even the favorite reviews, the audience response is the movie is too slow, deliberately slow. But for the Chinese audience, the biggest complaint is it happens too quick. I think the historical background that build into our genes is different. American people has never been occupied. The deep sadness and sentimentality, the cultural background that relates to melodrama that we relate to and grow up with, the propaganda, I didn't imagine the difference is so big. It's a very interesting cultural phenomenon. #Quote by Ang Lee
Historical quotes by Marvin Perry
#27. The New Testament was not written by historians with the critical spirit of a Thucydides or a Polybius, but by men moved by the fervor of faith. Under these circumstances, it is understandable that it contains discrepancies, some non historical legends, and polemics. #Quote by Marvin Perry
Historical quotes by Tessa Dare
#28. This isn't food." Bram picked up a lavender-iced cake between thumb and finger and stared at it. "This is ... edible ornamentation. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical quotes by Anna Wiener
#29. Sometimes I would worry about my internet habits and force myself awy from the computer, to read a magazine or book. Contemporary literature offered no respite: I would find the prose cluttered with data points, tenuous historical connections, detail so finely tuned it could have only been extracted from a feverish night of search-engine queries. Aphorisms were in; authors were wired. I would pick up books that had been heavily documented on social media, only to find that the books themselves had a curatorial affect: beautiful descriptions of little substance, arranged in elegant vignettes - gestural text, the equivalent of a rumpled linen bedsheet or a bunch of dahlias placed just so. Oh, I would think, turning the page. This author is addicted to the internet, too. #Quote by Anna Wiener
Historical quotes by Samuel Snoek-Brown
#30. Tastes change, Cherie. I find the older I get the more I like to be reminded of my youth. #Quote by Samuel Snoek-Brown
Historical quotes by K.A. Tucker
#31. But with Celine, she managed to amass a collection of a thousand pieces, each one hand-selected for its historical value and beauty, and then turn her apartment into a masterpiece that you could sit back and enjoy. She wasn't just a collector, she was a curator. #Quote by K.A. Tucker
Historical quotes by Franz Boas
#32. It is clear, from these considerations, that the three methods of classifying mankind-that according to physical characters, according to language, and according to culture-all reflect the historical development of races from different standpoints; and that the results of the three classifications are not comparable, because the historical facts do not affect the three classes of phenomena equally. A consideration of all these classes of facts is needed when we endeavour to reconstruct the early history of the races of mankind. #Quote by Franz Boas
Historical quotes by Jennifer Donnelly
#33. She's got a big belt around her hips. It has a shiny buckle with PRADA on it, which is Italian for insecure. #Quote by Jennifer Donnelly
Historical quotes by Rene Girard
#34. If the patriarchal system, when compared to primitive systems, seems to represent a "lesser" degree of structuralization, then Western civilization since the decline of the patriarchal system can be said to have been governed by a principle of decreasing structuralization or destructuralization during the whole of its historical course - a tendency that can almost be seen as an ultimate aim. A dynamic force seems to be drawing first Western society, then the rest of the world, toward a state of relative indifferentiation never before known on earth, a strange kind of nonculture or anticulture we call modern. #Quote by Rene Girard
Historical quotes by Jody Hedlund
#35. His words were like a soothing balm covering over the voices inside always taunting she'd never be good enough. He'd accepted her in spite of her mistakes. He approved of what she'd done. And he believed she was capable. #Quote by Jody Hedlund
Historical quotes by P.J. Parker
#36. The Sleepin' Fox Catches No Poultry. #Quote by P.J. Parker
Historical quotes by Leon Trotsky
#37. Let us not forget that revolutions are accomplished through people, although they be nameless. Materialism does not ignore the feeling, thinking, and acting man, but explains him. #Quote by Leon Trotsky
Historical quotes by Debra Holland
#38. Seth stepped out of the church. "Are you ladies ready?" He cocked an eyebrow at his wife. "The Viking's chomping inside, aye, chomping on his chainmail." His voice slid into a drawl for he obviously wanted to banish any female displays of emotion. "Another minute, he's liable to toss Grace over his shoulder and carry her off. Reverend Norton will have to chase after them, calling out the words to sanctify the rampaging abduction. #Quote by Debra Holland
Historical quotes by Tessa Dare
#39. Because I can only love you entirely. With everything I am, and everything I ever will be. Body, mind, heart, soul. - Victor Bramwell, Earl of Rycliff. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#40. Joseph Stiglitz, with two colleagues, the Orszag brothers (Peter and Jonathan), looked at the very same Fannie Mae. They assessed, in a report, that "on the basis of historical experience, the risk to the government from a potential default on GSE debt is effectively zero."* Supposedly, they ran simulations - but didn't see the obvious. They also said that the probability of a default was found to be "so small that it is difficult to detect." It is statements like these and, to me, only statements like these (intellectual hubris and the illusion of understanding of rare events) that caused the buildup of these exposures to rare events in the economy. This is the Black Swan problem that I was fighting. This is Fukushima. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Historical quotes by Fernando Canale
#41. The history of philosophy tells us we have a choice between viewing reason as timeless or as historical, but reason itself is unable to tell us which option is correct.... Since we cannot know whether we began with a correct understanding of reason itself, any philosophy based on reason must be hypothetical. This point is known as the limits of reason. According to postmodern thinkers, reason is not only unable to reach absolute truth, but it is grounded on what is called an exclusive disjunction; it must be one or the other, and cannot be conclusively demonstrated to be either. Since it is based on reason in one view or the other, philosophy can never offer anything but hypothetical explanations of reality, and certainly not absolute truth. #Quote by Fernando Canale
Historical quotes by Jeet Thayil
#42. Xavier said...[he] was making a list of dark-skinned saints to correct
the western historical record that acknowledged only fair saints
with blond hair and blue eyes. Many saints were dark-complexioned,
swarthy, or negroid, with unwashed hair and poor nutrition. Like Jesus.
He hoped to compile a book of chocolate saints, a directory in which
there would be no pale faces, only dark and darker, as a counterbalance
against the many books in the world that had no black or brown or yellow
faces…. #Quote by Jeet Thayil
Historical quotes by N. T. Wright
#43. We cannot use a supposedly objective historical epistemology as the ultimate ground for the truth of Easter. To do so would be like someone who lit a candle to see whether the sun had risen. #Quote by N. T. Wright
Historical quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#44. Their favourite phrase! From which it follows that, if society is normally organised, all crime will cease at once, since there will be nothing to protest against and all men will become righteous in one instant. Human nature is not taken into account, it is excluded, it's not supposed to exist! They don't recognise that humanity, developing by a historical living process, will become at last a normal society, but they believe that a social system that has come out of some mathematical brain is going to organise all humanity at once and make it just and sinless in an instant, quicker than any living process! That's why they instinctively dislike history, 'nothing but ugliness and stupidity in it,' and they explain it all as stupidity! That's why they so dislike the living process of life; they don't want a living soul! The living soul demands life, the soul won't obey the rules of mechanics, the soul is an object of suspicion, the soul is retrograde! But what they want though it smells of death and can be made of India-rubber, at least is not alive, has no will, is servile and won't revolt! And it comes in the end to their reducing everything to the building of walls and the planning of rooms and passages in a phalanstery! The phalanstery is ready, indeed, but your human nature is not ready for the phalanstery - it wants life, it hasn't completed its vital process, it's too soon for the graveyard! You can't skip over nature by logic. Logic presupposes three possibilities, but #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Historical quotes by Roseanna M. White
#45. Sometimes God let people die. Let His children break. And then pieced them back together into something new. Something that He could use for His glory instead of theirs. #Quote by Roseanna M. White
Historical quotes by Karl Ove Knausgaard
#46. This wasn't about knowledge but about the aura knowledge exuded, the places it came from, which were almost all outside the world we lived in now, yet were still within the ambivalent space where all historical objects and ideas reside. #Quote by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Historical quotes by Michael N. Castle
#47. Typically, historical black colleges and universities like Delaware State, attracted students who were raised in an environment where going to college wasn't the next natural step after high school. #Quote by Michael N. Castle
Historical quotes by Devdutt Pattanaik
#48. For centuries, pilgrims have travelled to Ayodhya identifying it as a birthplace of Ram. But the exact location is a subject of dispute and political turmoil. Ever since colonial times, Hinduism has felt under siege, forced to explain itself using European templates, make itself more tangible, more structured, more homogenous, more historical, more geographical, less psychological, less emotional, to render itself as valid as the major religions of the world like Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The fallout of this pressure is the need to locate matters of faith in a particular spot. What used to be once a matter of faith becomes a territorial war zone where courts have to intervene #Quote by Devdutt Pattanaik
Historical quotes by Chancellor Williams
#49. Africans and persons of African descent must assume the primary responsibility and leadership in historical research ... if we are to continue to leave practically all important historical research and writing concerning the black race to the white man, then we must be prepared to accept, uncomplainingly, the white man's point of view. #Quote by Chancellor Williams
Historical quotes by Mikhail Gorbachev
#50. I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal. #Quote by Mikhail Gorbachev
Historical quotes by Joseph Boyden
#51. During World War I the Canadians were the shock troops. In many historical cases, Canadians have been very proficient at killing, and doing what we have to in order to survive. But no one wants to acknowledge that fact. #Quote by Joseph Boyden
Historical quotes by Sarah Bakewell
#52. I am a psychological and historical structure. Along with existence, I received a way of existing, or a style. All of my actions and thoughts are related to this structure, and even a philosopher's thought is merely a way of making explicit his hold upon the world, which is all he is. And yet, I am free, not in spite of or beneath these motivations, but rather by their means. For that meaningful life, that particular signification of nature and history that I am, does not restrict my access to the world; it is rather my means of communication with it. #Quote by Sarah Bakewell
Historical quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#53. Paul Revere's ride is perhaps the most famous historical example of a word-of-mouth epidemic. A piece of extraordinary news traveled a long distance in a very short time, mobilizing an entire region to arms. Not all word-of-mouth epidemics are this sensational, of course. But it is safe to say that word of mouth is-even in this age of mass communications and multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns-still the most important form of human communication #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Historical quotes by Sarah Dunant
#54. It was so cold. In the monastery. Sometimes the wind came from the sea with ice in it... It could freeze the skin off your face. Once the snow was so deep we couldn't get out of the doors to the woodshed. A monk jumped from a window. He sank into a drift and took a long time to get up. That night, they made me sleep next to the stove. I was small, thin, like a piece of birch bark. But then the Stove went out.
Father Bernard took me into his cell... It was he who first gave me chalk and paper. He was so old his eyes his eyes looked as if he was crying. But he was never sad. In winter he had fewer blankets than the others. He said he didn't need them because God warmed him.
(...)
But even Father Bernard was cold that night. He laid me down on the bed next to him, wrapped me in an animal skin, then in his own arms. He told me stories about Jesus. How His love could wake the dead and how with Him in one's heart one could heat the world... When I woke it was light. The snow had stopped. I was warm. But he was cold. I gave him the skin but his body was stiff. I didn't know what to do. I got out a piece of paper from his chest under the bed and drew him, lying there. His face had a smile on it. I knew that God had been there when he died. That now He was in me, and because of Father Bernard I would be warm forever. #Quote by Sarah Dunant
Historical quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#55. Bank-paper must be suppressed, and the circulating medium must be restored to the nation to whom it belongs. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Historical quotes by Caroline Fyffe
#56. She couldn't hold in her irritation. "What's so funny?"
He reached out and touched the tip of her nose.
"You. #Quote by Caroline Fyffe
Historical quotes by Hilary Mantel
#57. The old always think the world is getting worse; it is for the young, equipped with historical facts, to point out that, compared with 1509, or even 1939, life in 2009 is sweet as honey. #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Historical quotes by Shelly Thacker
#58. She frowned at him. "Not every man thinks constantly of... of..."
Darach grinned. "Aye, they do, demoiselle. Every man, from the time he is about ten until the day he dies, thinks frequently of that. #Quote by Shelly Thacker
Historical quotes by Dan Quayle
#59. Vietnam is a jungle. You had jungle warfare. Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, you have sand. [There is no need to worry about a protracted war because] from a historical basis, Middle East conflicts do not last a long time. #Quote by Dan Quayle
Historical quotes by Susan Anne Mason
#60. I hope you also know that your heavenly Father loves you unconditionally and without limit. You are a treasured child of God, most worthy of all goodness that comes into your life. And definitely worthy of a fine man like Nolan. ~Aunt Iris to Hannah #Quote by Susan Anne Mason
Historical quotes by Philip Reeve
#61. I've just written a very gritty, non-magical take on the King Arthur legend, 'Here Lies Arthur,' and I'm currently toying with some other historical ideas, as well as working with the illustrator David Wyatt on some sequels to my Victorian space opera 'Larklight.' #Quote by Philip Reeve
Historical quotes by Michael Manley Former Prime Minister Of Jamaica
#62. Where are these fucking guns coming from? #Quote by Michael Manley Former Prime Minister Of Jamaica
Historical quotes by Louis L'Amour
#63. Historical novels are, without question, the best way of teaching history, for they offer the human stories behind the events and leave the reader with a desire to know more. #Quote by Louis L'Amour
Historical quotes by Henry Giroux
#64. America has become amnesiac, a country in which forms of historical, political, and moral forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated. #Quote by Henry Giroux
Historical quotes by Debra Holland
#65. With the way Bertha can cook and her good-natured personality, she'll be married in no time. We'll see to it!" She cast a speculative glance around. "Why I see ten available men within a hundred feet of us. ... Bertha will manage just fine…" I hope. #Quote by Debra Holland
Historical quotes by Robert H. Schuller
#66. The classical error of historical Christianity is that we have never started with the value of the person. Rather, we have started from the 'unworthiness of the sinner,' and that starting point has set the stage for the glorification of human shame in Christian theology. #Quote by Robert H. Schuller
Historical quotes by Caitlin Moran
#67. This is why museums are so wonderful: walking around, observing mankind's joyride from slime to WiFi, you see incredible ironwork, inspirational pottery, fabulous vellums, and exquisite paintings, and - across these disciplines- tons of fruity historical humping. Men fucking men, men fucking women, men going down on women, women pleasuring themselves - it's all there. Every conceivable manifestation of human sexuality, in clay and stone and ocher and gold. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Historical quotes by Gary Jennings
#68. I write novels, mostly historical ones, and I try hard to keep them accurate as to historical facts, milieu and flavor. #Quote by Gary Jennings
Historical quotes by Carolyn Jewel
#69. She had a good, strong voice. She smiled with her voice, too. This, he thought, was the magic that had drawn him to her. #Quote by Carolyn Jewel
Historical quotes by Carolyn Jewel
#70. She laughed, and the sound pierced his heart. #Quote by Carolyn Jewel
Historical quotes by Dubravka Ugresic
#71. Stephen King is just one of the numerous modern engineers of human souls. This mega-writer got a mega-advance of seventeen million dollars for his latest book. The communist soul engineers would get an advance on their future historical guilt, crates of vodka, cirrhosis of the liver, and the constant possibility of a knock on the door from the KGB. #Quote by Dubravka Ugresic
Historical quotes by Karen Armstrong
#72. Religious discourse was not intended to be understood literally because it was only possible to speak about a reality that transcended language in symbolic terms. The story of the lost paradise was a myth, not a factual account of a historical event. People were not expected to "believe" it in the abstract; like any mythos, it depended upon the rituals associated with the cult of a particular holy place to make what it signified a reality in the lives of participants.

The same applies to the creation myth that was central to ancient religion and has now become controversial in the Western world because the Genesis story seems to clash with modern science. But until the early modern period, nobody read a cosmology as a literal account of the origins of life. In the ancient world, it was inspired by an acute sense of the contingency and frailty of existence. Why had anything come into being at all, when there could so easily have been nothing? There has never been a simple or even a possible answer to this question, but people continue to ask it, pushing their minds to the limit of what we can know. #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Historical quotes by Joshua Greenberg
#73. If you write a post and put it on a blog, that's a historical document. If you change your template, then that entry looks completely different. It's the same words, but not the same meaning. This all depends on what historical questions that people will be asking and we can't know what they will want. #Quote by Joshua Greenberg
Historical quotes by Shelly Thacker
#74. They should put their clothes on if they could find them which might be difficult in the darkness.
He decided that could wait until dawn. #Quote by Shelly Thacker
Historical quotes by Glenn Greenwald
#75. The ability to eavesdrop on people's communications vests immense power in those who do it. And unless such power is held in check by rigorous oversight and accountability, it is almost certain to be abused. Expecting the US government to operate a massive surveillance machine in complete secrecy without falling prey to its temptations runs counter to every historical example and all available evidence about human nature. #Quote by Glenn Greenwald
Historical quotes by Brooklyn Ann
#76. I need you more than I need the sunshine. #Quote by Brooklyn Ann
Historical quotes by Alma Katsu
#77. We were arrogant and naive, thinking we knew what we felt then was love. Love can be a cheap emotion, lightly given, thought it didn´t seem so to me at the time. Looking back, I know we were only filling in the holes in our soles, the way the tide rushes sand to fill in the crevices of a rocky shore. We-or maybe it was just I-bandaged our needswith what we declared was love. But, eventually, the tide draws out what it has swept in. #Quote by Alma Katsu
Historical quotes by R.G. Collingwood
#78. The question what presuppositions underlie the 'physics' or natural science of a certain people at a certain time is a purely historical question as what kind of clothes they wear. And this is the question that metaphysicians have to answer. #Quote by R.G. Collingwood
Historical quotes by Alfred Kazin
#79. History has become more important than ever because of the to unprecedented ability of the historical sciences to take in man's life on earth as a whole. #Quote by Alfred Kazin
Historical quotes by Thomas Berry
#80. Even as regards Earth we are more committed to history than to geography, more committed to time than to space. History is endless. Place is limited. #Quote by Thomas Berry
Historical quotes by Loretta Chase
#81. Thanks to Mr. Grose's Lexicon Balatronicum, Olympia knew a buffer nabber was a dog stealer. #Quote by Loretta Chase
Historical quotes by Amy Jarecki
#82. She must continue to live life one day at a time. Neither the past nor the future existed for Eva.
She clenched her fist around her reins, drilling in the words she must never forget: 'there can only be the now. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical quotes by Jacques Derrida
#83. These two poles, the unconditional and the conditional, are absolutely heterogeneous, and must remain irreducible to one another. They are nonetheless indissociable: if one wants, and it is necessary, forgiveness to become effective, concrete, historic; if one wants it to arrive, to happen by changing things, it is necessary that this purity engage itself in a series of conditions of all kinds (psychosociological, political, etc.). It is between these two poles, irreconcilable but indissociable, that decisions and responsibilities are to be taken. Yet despite all the confusions which reduce forgiveness to amnesty or to amnesia, to acquittal or prescription, to the work of mourning or some political therapy of reconciliation, in short to some historical ecology, it must never be forgotten, nevertheless, that all of that refers to a certain idea of pure and unconditional forgiveness, without which this discourse would not have the least meaning. What complicates the question of 'meaning' is again what I suggested a moment ago: pure and unconditional forgiveness, in order to have its own meaning, must have no 'meaning', no finality, even no intelligibility. It is a madness of the impossible. #Quote by Jacques Derrida
Historical quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#84. My first order of business was to look in the side pocket where I had hidden my garnet and gold necklace. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical quotes by Jonathan Kirsch
#85. Like the victims of the historical Inquisition and its other modern equivalents, the men and women who were targeted during the McCarthy era were not guilty of any wrongful acts; rather, they were accused only of thought-crimes. #Quote by Jonathan Kirsch
Historical quotes by Herman Melville
#86. I do not know where I can find a better place than just here, to make mention of one or two other things, which to me seem important, as in printed form establishing in all respects the reasonableness of the whole story of the White Whale, more especially the catastrophe. For this is one of those disheartening instances where truth requires full as much bolstering as error. So ignorant are most landsmen of some of the plainest and most palpable wonders of the world, that without some hints touching the plain facts, historical and otherwise, of the fishery, they might scout at Moby Dick as a monstrous fable, or still worse and more detestable, a hideous and intolerable allegory. #Quote by Herman Melville
Historical quotes by Angela Saini
#87. Nobody has ever found any genes linking ethnicity or race to school results. Like Henry Garrett half a century earlier, [Gerhard] Meisenberg chooses to skip over the social, historical, and economic aspects of racial inequality. Rather, he believes that scientific evidence that doesn't yet exist will explain the gaps eventually. He takes it as given that the answer must be biological. #Quote by Angela Saini
Historical quotes by Mary Jo Bang
#88. Bertrand Russell said, 'Electricity is not a thing like St. Paul's Cathedral; it is a way in which things behave.' And it's not 'they' who say, but Walter Benjamin who said, 'Things are only mannequins and even the great world-historical events are only costumes beneath which they exchange glances with nothingness, with the base and the banal.' In September, 1940, Benjamin died under ambiguous circumstances in the French-Spanish border town of Portbou, while attempting to flee the Nazis. #Quote by Mary Jo Bang
Historical quotes by Michael Scott
#89. I am thrilled when I read about fans using my stories as springboards to read about either the historical characters or the myths and legends in the books. #Quote by Michael Scott
Historical quotes by Christine Fonseca
#90. He would die in this room, buried alive by the weight of his life. #Quote by Christine Fonseca
Historical quotes by Michelle M. Pillow
#91. He knew for certain that she belonged forever in his arms, just as he knew she didn't realize it yet. #Quote by Michelle M. Pillow
Historical quotes by Madeline  Martin
#92. He poured a splash of liquid into a second cup. "Come in and warm yerself by the fire."
Ariana walked deeper into the room, toward the glow of the hearth. It's heat enveloped her skin and eased away the chill with such expediency, she almost sighed.
Connor appeared beside her with a metal cup extended. "I canna sleep often myself."
She closed her fingers around the cool surface and glanced at the dark liquid within. A sharp scent hit her nostrils.
"Whisky," Connor said.
He was perfection in the firelight. Shadows etched his jaw while the light softened his face, his lips. The powerful lines of his chest were visible at the neck of his leine, as well as a dark peppering of small curling black hairs.
"Whisky," Ariana said with a forced stare at the cup instead of him. "Of course. I drink this all the time."
"Aye, I knew that about ye. When I first saw ye, I thought, 'Now there's a lass who can handle her whisky.'" Connor winked at her with disarming playfulness. "It'll do ye some good. Take off the chill and settle yer thoughts."
"Why do you assume my thoughts are unsettled?" she asked.
He took a swallow from his cup. "Because sleep comes easily to those without weight on their minds."
Ariana took a careful sip from her own cup, the way she'd seen men at the card tables drink. The liquid burned like sin down her throat and caught in her chest.
She gritted her teeth and swallowed hard several times to keep from sputtering.#Quote by Madeline Martin
Historical quotes by Raymond Geuss
#93. Monotheistic religions in the West have tended to conflate having a general orientation in life, having a specific theory of the world, having a sense of the positive meaningfulness of one's existence, and having a fixed set of rules for behavior, but these elements are in principle separable ... The "metaphysical need," ... both Marx and Nietzsche held, is a historical phenomenon that arises under determinate circumstances, and could be expected to disappear under other circumstances that we could relatively easily envisage. #Quote by Raymond Geuss
Historical quotes by Jill Ker Conway
#94. Her ideas were expressions of her inability to accept her own personal tragedy and her quest for some certainty on which she could rest a troubled spirit. Her her lack of education was a real handicap, because she had no historical or philosophical perspective from which to analyze her own experience of grief and loss. Because we lived in a cultural wasteland of suburbia, there were no schools or evening classes she might have attended which could offer an intellectually disciplined approach to her quest. Nor were there any churches which might have offered comfort through the beauty of their liturgy. #Quote by Jill Ker Conway
Historical quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#95. Female knowledge of objectification usually stops at a necessary but superficial understanding: beauty is rewarded and lack of beauty is punished. The punishments are understood as personal misfortune; they are not seem as systematic, institutional, or historical. Women do not understand that they are also punished through sexual use for being beautiful; and women do not understand the lengths to which men go to protect themselves and their society from contamination by ugly women who do not induce a lustful desire to punish, violate, or destroy, though men manage to punish, violate, or destroy these women anyway. #Quote by Andrea Dworkin
Historical quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#96. If Turkey become a member of the EU, of course Turks would lose a part of this identity, just as Europe would lose a part of its own. It would also be a different Europe then. Accepting Turkey into the EU is an ambitious political endeavor of historical proportions. Europe would become a strong, multi-religious unit. #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Historical quotes by Max Weber
#97. The capitalistic economy of the present day is an immense cosmos into which the individual is born, and which presents itself to him, at least as an individual, as an unalterable order of things in which he must live. It forces the individual, in so far as he is involved in the system of market relationships, to conform to capitalistic rules of action, The manufacturer who in the long run acts counter to these norms, will just as inevitably be eliminated from the economic scene as the worker who cannot or will not adapt himself to them will be thrown into the streets without a job.

Thus the capitalism of to-day, which has come to dominate economic life, educates and selects the economic subjects which it needs through a process of economic survival of the fittest. But here one can easily see the limits of the concept of selection as a means of historical explanation. In order that a manner of life so well adapted to the peculiarities of capitalism could be selected at all, i.e. should come to dominate others, it had to originate somewhere, and not in isolated individuals alone, but as a way of life common to whole groups of men. This origin is what really needs explanation. #Quote by Max Weber
Historical quotes by William Rehnquist
#98. It is impossible to build sound constitutional doctrine upon a mistaken understanding of Constitutional history ... The establishment clause has been expressly freighted with Jefferson's misleading metaphor for nearly forty years ... There is simply no historical foundation for the proposition that the framers intended to build a wall of separation ... The recent court decisions are in no way based on either the language or intent of the framers. #Quote by William Rehnquist
Historical quotes by Francisco Franco
#99. I am responsible only to God and history. #Quote by Francisco Franco
Historical quotes by Anita Diament
#100. I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying. #Quote by Anita Diament
Historical quotes by Kellyn Roth
#101. I'm an idiot for trying to avoid these feelings because they have caused me pain in the past. #Quote by Kellyn Roth
Historical quotes by Roger A. Caras
#102. Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks. #Quote by Roger A. Caras
Historical quotes by Bradley Steffens
#103. It's true. I doubt. I doubt because I seek the truth. Doubt has served me well. #Quote by Bradley Steffens
Historical quotes by Nicole Luiken
#104. I wondered what he would have thought if he'd known that I'd gleaned most of my information from reading historical romance novels. #Quote by Nicole Luiken
Historical quotes by James Alexander Thom
#105. Mortmain is an old French word that should be tattooed on the inside of any historical novelist's skull. This wonderful and terrible word means "dead hand." Its definition is: "The influence of the past regarded as controlling the present." (It is also used as a legal term with the same basic meaning. #Quote by James Alexander Thom
Historical quotes by Jedediah McClure
#106. A few years ago, a couple of young men from my church came to our home for dinner. During the course of the dinner, the conversation turned from religion to various world mythologies and we began to play the game of 'Name That Character." To play this game, you pick a category such as famous actors, superheroes or historical characters. In turn, each person describes events in a famous character's life while everyone else tries to guess who the character is. Strategically you try to describe the deeds of a character in such a way that it might fit any number of characters in that category. After three guesses, if no one knows who your character is, then you win.

Choosing the category of Bible Characters, we played a couple of fairly easy rounds with the typical figures, then it was my turn. Now, knowing these well meaning young men had very little religious experience or understanding outside of their own religion, I posed a trick question. I said, "Now my character may seem obvious, but please wait until the end of my description to answer." I took a long breath for dramatic effect, and began, "My character was the son of the King of Heaven and a mortal woman." Immediately both young men smiled knowingly, but I raised a finger asking them to wait to give their responses.

I continued, "While he was just a baby, a jealous rival attempted to kill him and he was forced into hiding for several years. As he grew older, he developed amazing powers. Among these #Quote by Jedediah McClure
Historical quotes by Wilhelm Reich
#107. As bitter as it may be, the fact remains: It is the irresponsibleness of masses of people that lies at the basis of fascism of all countries, nations, and races, etc. Fascism is the result of man's distortion over thousands of years. It could have developed in any country or nation. It is not a character trait that is confined specifically to the Germans or Italians. It is manifest in every single individual of the world. The Austrian saying "Da kann man halt nix machen" expresses this fact just as the American saying "Let George do it." That this situation was brought about by a social development which goes back thousands of years does not alter the fact itself. It is man himself who is responsible and not "historical developments." It was the shifting of the responsibility from living man to "historical developments" that caused the downfall of the socialist freedom movements. However, the events of the past twenty years demand the responsibility of the working masses of people.

If we take "freedom" to mean first and foremost the responsibility of each individual to shape personal, occupational, and social existence in a rational way, then it can be said that there is no greater fear than the fear of the creation of general freedom. Unless this basic problem is given complete priority and solved, there will never be a freedom capable of lasting more than one or two generations. #Quote by Wilhelm Reich
Historical quotes by Adam Nevill
#108. These great historical figures we admire for their conquests, their drive, their ambition, and the progress they are said to have been responsible for. But would we have not been better off as a species without them? #Quote by Adam Nevill
Historical quotes by Justus Von Liebig
#109. If it is impossible to judge merit and guilt in the field of natural science, then it is not possible in any field, and historical research becomes an idle, empty activity. #Quote by Justus Von Liebig
Historical quotes by Katlyn Charlesworth
#110. Come out, Yamiko,
come out... #Quote by Katlyn Charlesworth
Historical quotes by Ned Sublette
#111. New Orleans is of such key importance to American music because historical factors combined to make it the strongest center of African musical practice in the United States, and, cliches aside, that practice really did travel up the Mississippi and did spread overland. #Quote by Ned Sublette
Historical quotes by Paul Craig Roberts
#112. There are now 17,000 local American police forces that are armed with rocket launchers, bazookas, heavy machine guns, all kinds of chemical sprays, in fact some of them have tanks. You now have local police departments that are equipped beyond the standard of American heavy infantry. #Quote by Paul Craig Roberts
Historical quotes by Rehan Khan
#113. The one you love, often times can never love you back - Gurkan #Quote by Rehan Khan
Historical quotes by Gyorgy Lukacs
#114. This feeling that
contrary to the consciously philosophic and historical conception which proclaims unceasing and peaceful progress
one is experiencing a last brief, irretrievable intellectual prime of humanity manifests itself in the greatest representatives of this period in different ways, in keeping with the unconscious character of this feeling. #Quote by Gyorgy Lukacs
Historical quotes by Robert E. Morsberger
#115. Zorro also is part of the bandido tradition, most closely associated with the possibly mythical Joaquin Murrieta and the historical Tiburcio Vasquez. As well as these local California legendary figures, Zorro is an American version of Robin Hood and similar heroes whose stories blend fiction and history, thus moving Zorro into the timeless realm of legend. The original story takes place in the Romantic era, but, more important, Zorro as Diego adds an element of poetry and sensuality, and as Zorro the element of sexuality, to the traditional Western hero. Not all Western heroes are, as D. H. Lawrence said of Cooper's Deerslayer, "hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer," but in the Western genre the hero and villain more often than not share these characteristics. What distinguishes Zorro is a gallantry, a code of ethics, a romantic sensibility, and most significant, a command of language and a keen intelligence and wit. #Quote by Robert E. Morsberger
Historical quotes by Lauro Martines
#116. It follows that the one thing we should not do to the men and women of past time, and particularly if they ghost through to us as larger than life, is to take them out of their historical contexts. To do so is to run the risk of turning them into monsters, whom we can denounce for our (frequently political) motives - an insidious game, because we are condemning in their make-up that which is likely to belong to a whole social world, the world that helped to fashion them and that is deviously reflected or distorted in them. Censure of this sort is the work of petty moralists and propagandists, not historians (p. 5). #Quote by Lauro Martines
Historical quotes by Y.S. Lee
#117. He laughed, then became serious once more. "Mary............"
The expression in his eyes set her heart pounding. "Yes?"
Twice he began to frame a sentence, and twice his voice seemed to fail him.
And she thought she understood. What could he possibly say to her now, when he was on the verge of leaving forever? Even something as simple as asking her to write to him carried a distinct sort of promis, the type of promise he was ten years and a half a world removed from being able to make.
She forced a polite smile and held out her hand. "Good luck, James."
Regret-and relief-flooded his eyes. he took her hand, cradling it for a long moment. "And to you."
It was foolish to linger. She slid her fingers from his grasp, turned, and began to walk away in the direction of the Academy. She'd gone about thirty paces when she heard his voice.
"Mary!"
She spun about. "What is it?"
"Stay out of wardrobes!"
She laughed, shook her head, and began to walk again. She was smiling this time. #Quote by Y.S. Lee
Historical quotes by Derek Jacobi
#118. Ellis Peters's historical detail is very accurate and very minute, and therefore is not only interesting to read but good for an actor to acquire a sense of the period. And the other thing I think is that an actor lives in the land of imagination. #Quote by Derek Jacobi
Historical quotes by Fulton J. Sheen
#119. Perverted self-love, when it became political, created individualism, or historical liberalism; perverted love of others, when it became political, created totalitarianism. #Quote by Fulton J. Sheen
Historical quotes by Thomas Steinbeck
#120. The characters in my stories, whether historical or fictional, usually prove to be a compilation of influences taken from differing sources, but never drawn from one model. #Quote by Thomas Steinbeck
Historical quotes by Kellyn Roth
#121. Low and behold what comes of reading too many romance novels. #Quote by Kellyn Roth
Historical quotes by Daniel Day-Lewis
#122. Quite honestly, if I were doing work related to a living being or historical being where there was visual or audio recordings available, I would find that extremely difficult because I don't know how you would avoid the process of mimicry. And mimicry, to me at any rate, is a very dull prospect. #Quote by Daniel Day-Lewis
Historical quotes by Neil Postman
#123. The idea of taking what people call the 'entertainment culture' as a focus of study, including historical perspective, is not a bad idea. #Quote by Neil Postman
Historical quotes by Joseph Campbell
#124. The hero, therefore, is the man or woman who has been able to battle past his personal and local historical limitations. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Historical quotes by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
#125. Pardon me for this resolution … I know that this will be a disgrace that I bring to my people, but I cannot help it. Love is the blame for it. I go in peace ... pray for me ... good-bye all. #Quote by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
Historical quotes by Gretchen A. Adams
#126. When anxiety about the course of a new cultural movement or political controversy arose, the average American did not have far to go to find a handy historical parallel to express quickly and completely the nature of his fears. If the concern threatened his sense of himself as part of a new nation that was moving forward, the metaphor of Salem witchcraft functioned well as a universally familiar shorthand for the social and political costs of sliding backward into a colonial world of irrationality, tyranny, and superstition. #Quote by Gretchen A. Adams
Historical quotes by Tessa Dare
#127. This was now officially the most inane conversation in which Griff had ever been a participant - and that included a drunken debate with Del over ostrich racing.

"The color isn't too awful?" She twisted a fold of the skirt. "The draper called it 'dewy petal,' but your mother said the shade was more of a 'frosted berry.' What do you say?"

"I'm a man, Simms. Unless we're discussing nipples, I don't see the value in these distinctions. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical quotes by Rehan Khan
#128. He never felt ready. Just, almost. Yet, almost would have to do - Will #Quote by Rehan Khan
Historical quotes by Jennifer Senior
#129. As parents, we sometimes mistakenly assume that things were always this way. They weren't. The modern family is just that - modern - and all of our places in it are quite new. Unless we keep in mind how new our lives as parents are, and how unusual and ahistorical, we won't see that world we live in, as mothers and fathers, is still under construction. Modern childhood was invented less than seventy years ago - the length of a catnap, in historical terms. #Quote by Jennifer Senior
Historical quotes by Amy Jarecki
#130. The ruddy chieftain snorted. "You've not noticed? I reckon he's as smitten as a bull in a paddock of heifers in spring. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical quotes by Nathan Lopes Cardozo
#131. In a remarkable midrash (commentary) on Proverbs, we read the following: "All of the festivals will be abolished in the future [the Messianic Age], but Purim will never be abolished."
The miracle of Purim is very different from the miracles mentioned in the Torah. While the latter were overt miracles, such as the ten plagues in Egypt and the splitting of the Red Sea, the miracle of Purim was covert. No law of nature was violated in the Purim story and the Jews were saved by seemingly normal historical occurrences. Had we lived in those days, we would have noticed nothing unusual. Only retroactively are we astonished that seemingly unrelated and insignificant human acts led to the redemption of the Jews. The discovery that these events concealed a miracle could only be made after the fact.
Covert miracles will never cease to exist explains the Torah Temimah. In fact, they take place every day. The midrash on Proverbs is not suggesting that the actual festivals mentioned in the Torah will be nullified in future days. Rather we should read the midrash as follows: Overt miracles, which we celebrate on festivals mentioned in the Torah, no longer occur. But covert miracles such as those celebrated on Purim will never end; they continue to occur every day of the year. Purim, probably rooted in a historical event of many years ago, functions as a constant reminder that the Purim story never ended. We are still living it. The Megillah is open-ended; it was not and will never #Quote by Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Historical quotes by Alain De Botton
#132. We seem incapable of looking at buildingsor pieces of furniture without tying them to the historical and personal circumstances of our viewing; as a result, architectural and decorative styles become, for us, emotional souvenirs of the moments and settings in which we came across them. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Historical quotes by Angela Quarles
#133. No, he didn't view the scar as shameful, though he did in its getting. For he'd not received it in battle. He'd received it the last time he'd ever acted foolishly over a woman.
Oddly poetic that the very woman who brought out that foolish side again was turned off by the scar. As if the scar and tattoo were a shield. A shield protecting him forevermore from heartache. #Quote by Angela Quarles
Historical quotes by James Alexander Thom
#134. Some writers don't believe they're ready to begin writing the story until they've finished all the research they can think of to do - until they're sure of everything. That's a logical approach, of course. The more factual knowledge, the less likelihood you'll have to throw out a lot of glorious prose when you find out that something you assumed to be true wasn't.
But one problem with delaying your start until the research is all done is that the research is never all done. #Quote by James Alexander Thom
Historical quotes by Kristen Ashley
#135. Emme and Deck talked as well as argued all the time about politics, current events, historical events, whatever. The good-natured arguing that got your heart pumping, made you think, made you listen, made you feel just that bit more alive. Elsbeth #Quote by Kristen Ashley
Historical quotes by Lester Bangs
#136. As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before. #Quote by Lester Bangs
Historical quotes by Lord Edward Cecil
#137. Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong. #Quote by Lord Edward Cecil
Historical quotes by Margaret Anne MacLeod
#138. If you see me leaving this palace, you have my permission to nail me to the wall. #Quote by Margaret Anne MacLeod
Historical quotes by Aurin Squire
#139. Historical omission points toward a culture's subconscious beliefs that some people matter less than others. #Quote by Aurin Squire
Historical quotes by Shinzo Abe
#140. My basic notion regarding the matter of historical recognition is basically, it's a matter that should be left to the good hands of historians and experts. #Quote by Shinzo Abe
Historical quotes by Christina Brooke
#141. She narrowed her gaze. "I don't trust you to keep your eyes closed."
"Smart woman," he said. "I wouldn't trust me, either, if I were you. #Quote by Christina Brooke
Historical quotes by Virgil Goode
#142. We are giving away the country so a few very rich people can get richer. #Quote by Virgil Goode
Historical quotes by Jared Diamond
#143. In short, Europe's colonization of Africa had nothing to do with differences between European and African peoples themselves, as white racists assume. Rather, it was due to accidents of geography and biogeography - in particular, to the continents' different areas, axes, and suites of wild plant and animal species. That is, the different historical trajectories of Africa and Europe stem ultimately from differences in real estate. #Quote by Jared Diamond
Historical quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#144. Kings are the slaves of history. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Historical quotes by Juan Goytisolo
#145. For a country is not merely a piece of earth; it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing. #Quote by Juan Goytisolo
Historical quotes by Pamela Clare
#146. Though this marriage is a sham, what we share tonight will be real, my lady. I said I'd treat you wi' the same respect I'd show my own true bride, and I meant it. I'd no' be able to call myself a Scotsman if I let you walk across this threshold. #Quote by Pamela Clare
Historical quotes by Antal Szerb
#147. If someone wants to give you money, whatever the source, you should take it. Every religious-historical authority agrees about that. #Quote by Antal Szerb
Historical quotes by Noam Chomsky
#148. Historical grammar is a study of how, say, modern English developed from Middle English, and how that developed from Early and Old English, and how that developed from Germanic, and that developed from what's called Proto-Indo-European, a source system that nobody speaks, so you have to try to reconstruct it. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Historical quotes by Friedrich August Von Hayek
#149. With the exception only of the period of the gold standard, practically all governments of history have used their exclusive power to issue money to defraud and plunder the people. #Quote by Friedrich August Von Hayek
Historical quotes by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
#150. The amazing thing since so many variables enter into historical judgments, is not that historians disagree but that they agree as often as they do. #Quote by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Historical quotes by Charles Phillips
#151. THE FIGHTING IN THE PEACH ORCHARD AT GETTYSBURG
PROLOGUE
The same young men who crowded each other as they faced the recruiters' tables now crowded each other as they died. #Quote by Charles Phillips
Historical quotes by Catherine Anderson
#152. And if you ever - and I do mean ever - try to leave me, I'm goin' with you. #Quote by Catherine Anderson
Historical quotes by Teodoro A. Agoncillo
#153. Maraming myths kasi. Maraming nag-teach ng history, they do not really read. They do not know of historical methodology. They do not read books about it. #Quote by Teodoro A. Agoncillo
Historical quotes by David Berman
#154. As a way of getting in touch with my origins
every night I set the alarm clock
for the time I was born so that waking up
becomes a historical reenactment and the first thing I do #Quote by David Berman
Historical quotes by Stewart Lee Allen
#155. We all know how it went when Europe changed from a culture addicted to depressants to one high on stimulants [...] Within two hundred years of Europe's first cup, famine and the plague were historical footnotes. Governments became more democratic, slavery vanished, and the standards of living and literacy went through the roof. War became less frequent and more horrible. #Quote by Stewart Lee Allen
Historical quotes by George W. Norris
#156. Lincoln would be just like me. He wouldn't know what the hell to do. #Quote by George W. Norris
Historical quotes by Charles Lindbergh
#157. At the end of the first half-century of engine-driven flight, we are confronted with the stark fact that the historical significance of aircraft has been primarily military and destructive. #Quote by Charles Lindbergh
Historical quotes by John Rush
#158. There are numerous historical reports as well as visual images that link mushroom consumption to the ritual of sacrifice. These include bloodletting, penis perforation, and even the improbable act of self-decapitation. #Quote by John Rush
Historical quotes by Anne Rouen
#159. She was destroyed many years ago, La Belle, on the cobblestones of the alley beside the opera house ... #Quote by Anne Rouen
Historical quotes by Gail Levy
#160. You think I started out like this?
Well, I didn't.
I started out like anyone else - young and hopeful. I started out arrogant and in love, assuming the whole dizzy world was where it should be: at my feet. I started out - well, I started out a little like you. #Quote by Gail Levy
Historical quotes by Peter Singer
#161. We may feel the pain of falling back from a level of affluence to which we have grown accustomed, but most people in developed countries are still, by historical standards, extraordinarily well off. #Quote by Peter Singer
Historical quotes by Benedict Wong
#162. I feel like we are reintroducing historical figures, with the explorer Marco Polo and the grandson of Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, the ruler of the Mongol empire, the trading place that everybody wanted to get involved in. #Quote by Benedict Wong
Historical quotes by Robert Kocharian
#163. For us, universal values such as justice, morality and peace cannot be disputed and it is for this reason that we pursue the restoration of historical truth. #Quote by Robert Kocharian
Historical quotes by Margaret McGoverne
#164. What had these people done to deserve a band of desperate rebels turning up on their doorsteps, and now more trouble!

Yet, what had any of them done, what gods had they displeased to deserve the calamity that was the Romans? #Quote by Margaret McGoverne
Historical quotes by David Liss
#165. Seduction is an absolute pleasure to read
clever, suspenseful, exciting, mysterious, learned, and engrossing. Some of the best historical fiction I've read in quite some time and just plain reading fun. M.J. Rose is at the top of her game, and that is saying something. #Quote by David Liss
Historical quotes by Orna Ross
#166. Marriage, after all, is only a little detail in life. #Quote by Orna Ross
Historical quotes by Jack Williamson
#167. "Hard" science fiction probes alternative possible futures by means of reasoned extrapolations in much the same way that good historical fiction reconstructs the probable past. Even far-out fantasy can present a significant test of human values exposed to a new environment. Deriving its most cogent ideas from the tension between permanence and change, science fiction combines the diversions of novelty with its pertinent kind of realism. #Quote by Jack Williamson
Historical quotes by Paul Beatty
#168. There are many similarities between Germans and blacks. The nouns themselves are loaded with so much historical baggage it's impossible for anyone to be indifferent to the simple mention of either group. We're two insightful people looking for reasons to love ourselves; and let's not forget we both love pork and wear sandals with socks. #Quote by Paul Beatty
Historical quotes by Kato Lomb
#169. The spread of languages shouldn't imply the decay of national languages. There are so many literary and historical memories, so many joys and sorrows of the past linked to them that it is an obligation for all of us to guard their present and future. #Quote by Kato Lomb
Historical quotes by George Hickenlooper
#170. I'm fascinated by failure, and I'm fascinated by finality. Shakespeare's historical plays are more universal than his comedies because they relate to the finality of life. Without finality, life would not be beautiful. #Quote by George Hickenlooper
Historical quotes by Susan Anne Mason
#171. Love should never be viewed as a competition. Love requires compromise and sacrifice. There's no place for ego in a marriage.~pg. 357 #Quote by Susan Anne Mason
Historical quotes by Frank Chodorov
#172. The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as 'free education' is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution; it is socialized education - just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office - and cannot possibly be separated from political control. #Quote by Frank Chodorov
Historical quotes by Kevin Swanson
#173. Our faith does more than assent to propositions, such as the historical fact of Christ's resurrection. Persons who believe in the resurrection will live in a manner that reflects that belief. #Quote by Kevin Swanson
Historical quotes by Walter Lippmann
#174. Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear, their table-talk, gossip, controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization. #Quote by Walter Lippmann
Historical quotes by James Bryce
#175. The chief practical use of history is to deliver us from plausible historical analogies. #Quote by James Bryce
Historical quotes by Raymond E. Feist
#176. I don't write fantasy; I write historical novels about an imaginary place. #Quote by Raymond E. Feist
Historical quotes by Orna Ross
#177. When looked at from the woman's side of the bed-sheet, most tales take a turning. #Quote by Orna Ross
Historical quotes by Meg Cabot
#178. It's my own fault, really. For believing in fairy tales. Not that I ever mistook them for actual historical fact, or anything. But I did grow up believing that for every girl, there's a prince out there somewhere. All she has to do is find him. Then it's on with the
happily ever after. So you can only imagine what happened when I found out. That my prince really IS one. A prince. No, I really mean it. He's an actual PRINCE. #Quote by Meg Cabot
Historical quotes by Heather Blanton
#179. Maybe, now and then, we have to give up a portion of our kingdoms--the things we hold dearest--to find what it is God wants for us. #Quote by Heather Blanton
Historical quotes by Bill Bryson
#180. Every atom you possess has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to becoming you. We are each so atomically numberous and so vigorously recycled at death that a significant number of our atoms-up to a billion for each of us, it has been suggested-probably once belonged to Shakespeare. A billion more each came from Buddha and Genghis Khan and Beethoven, and any other historical figure you care to name. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Historical quotes by Amalia Carosella
#181. Perhaps Zeus was king, but I was Spartan, a princess twice over, and queen of Athens besides. I knew my duty. And I would rule my own fate. #Quote by Amalia Carosella
Historical quotes by Aladdin Elaasar
#182. As an African myself, I cannot tell how much proud and excited I am to see our nation having the first African-American president. This is a historical time for our nation. Arab and Muslim Americans are amongst those who overwhelmingly voted for Mr. Obama. As we know, there are about three million Arab Americans and about seven million Muslim Americans in this country. Not all Arab American are Muslims, and not all Muslim Americans are Arabs. These are very diverse communities. They come in all colors and backgrounds. They have been contributing to this nation for so long. Islam is not a foreign religion to this great nation of ours; Islam knew its way with the first sailors who came to America with Columbus after the fall of Granada in 1492. Islam was the religion of many Africans brought here to America. Muslim soldiers and chaplains contribute to the success of our military. #Quote by Aladdin Elaasar
Historical quotes by Josh McDowell
#183. Now, whenever you read any historical document, you always evaluate it in light of the historical context. #Quote by Josh McDowell
Historical quotes by Davan Yahya Khalil
#184. The history of Kurdistan doesn't just tell us why it hasn't become independent so far. It also helps to make the case for Kurdistan's independence. It is a desire founded, not just on some passing modern whim in that direction, or on spurious claims to natural and obvious borders, but on a sustained historical focus and desire by its people, on pre-existing promises, on the need for protection from the kind of atrocities that have historically been perpetrated against the Kurds, and on the rather artificial way in which Kurdistan has been denied its existence in the past. #Quote by Davan Yahya Khalil
Historical quotes by Judith Arnopp
#185. How things change,' I say, 'how strange that, even when all is lost, we can still find beauty in simple things. #Quote by Judith Arnopp
Historical quotes by Jenny Lloyd
#186. How easy it is to do wrong when there is someone else to blame. #Quote by Jenny Lloyd
Historical quotes by Marguerite Kaye
#187. Celeste committed the cardinal sin of leaning across Jack's arm. "You will excuse me, Madam, but I have something most particular to say to Monsieur Trestain."
"That was rude," jack said, though he was smiling.
"No doubt you thought her very beautiful."
"No doubt that is what you think I thought. #Quote by Marguerite Kaye
Historical quotes by Eskinder Nega
#188. In the long march of history, at least two poles of attraction and antagonism have been the norm in world politics. Rarely has only one nation carried the burden of leadership. The unipolar world of the 21st century, dominated for the past two decades by the United States, is a historical anomaly. #Quote by Eskinder Nega
Historical quotes by Marissa Meyer
#189. I'd call it a brilliant success. All those journalists are going to be so disappointed when they find out they missed it."
"They'll still have plenty to report on still. They don't need to intrude on Wolf and Scarlet's privacy anymore in order to do it."
"Are you going to hold a press conference in place of the wedding in a couple of days? Tell the world about your first foray into matrimonial officiating? Wax poetic about the historical importance of such a union?"
He turned his head and smirked down at her. "Nope. But I might tell them what an honor it was for me to be able to marry two of my closest friends, who happen to love each other very much."
Her grin widened. "That won't satisfy them at all."
"I know. That's half the appeal. #Quote by Marissa Meyer
Historical quotes by Alicia G. Ruggieri
#190. She thought of the Good Shepherd with His sheep. Of the Man hanging upon the cross. And the understanding bubbled up within her soul: He makes all things new. #Quote by Alicia G. Ruggieri
Historical quotes by Margie Bayer
#191. I suppose," continued Nate, "it's not Bertie's fault that he lacks the physical stature to carry a delicate young woman such as yourself a good distance. I believe he did not care to see you within the folds of my arms which were reluctant to release you, for I thought I would never see you again... #Quote by Margie Bayer
Historical quotes by Craig Olson
#192. We take a cavalier approach to Scripture at our own peril. If the scientific and historical accounts are true, then the commandments, promises and penalties are much more so. The Bible is not just a guideline. It is the authoritative Word of God. Disobeying it has consequences. Obeying it has rewards. Yet we fudge. We compromise. We rationalize. We trade away our spiritual integrity for man's approval and as we do, we gradually erode our ability to distinguish right from wrong, to see our own failings, and to turn back in repentance to God. We simply have no idea how this cavalier attitude towards God's Word taints our witness and hinders the kingdom of God. #Quote by Craig Olson
Historical quotes by Mark Twain
#193. ...If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky way. properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it.

"The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality? #Quote by Mark Twain
Historical quotes by Karen Witemeyer
#194. He made a glorious picture. Tall in the saddle. Valiant. Unafraid of the dangers that lurked ahead. A hero on a noble quest. A rather romantic notion for a woman who'd packed away dreams of handsome knights long ago in favor of the reality of a career in medicine. #Quote by Karen Witemeyer
Historical quotes by Kami Garcia
#195. It was like being born in Germany after World War II, being from Japan after Pearl Harbour, or America after Hiroshima. History was a bitch sometimes. You couldn't change where you were from. But still, you didn't have to stay there. You didn't have to stay stuck in the past, like the ladies in the DAR, or the Gatlin Historical Society, or the Sisters. And you didn't have to accept that things had to be the way they were, like Lena. Ethan Carte Wate hadn't, and I couldn't either. #Quote by Kami Garcia
Historical quotes by Tamara Valentine
#196. Valentine reminds us that to be fully human is to be both a story teller and a story dweller."
--- Christina Meldrum, author of Madapple and Amaryllis in Blueberry #Quote by Tamara Valentine
Historical quotes by Harold Evans
#197. Journalism is not easy. It's the first rough draft. I don't think you need to wait around until you have the definitive thing. You record what's there; don't delude yourself that this is the ultimate historical view. #Quote by Harold Evans
Historical quotes by Amy Jarecki
#198. Why does sin feel so good if it is a terrible thing? #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical quotes by Adyashanti
#199. Myth isn't about factual or historical truth, but about a deeper truth. In ancient times, people saw myth in a very different light - as a vehicle that can transmit and carry a subtlety and richness of experience that simply cannot be conveyed by linear, conceptual forms of language. #Quote by Adyashanti
Historical quotes by Samuel Snoek-Brown
#200. Lightening flashed again and again but above the shriek of the wind and the pounding hail they never heard the thunder. #Quote by Samuel Snoek-Brown