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History quotes by William Of Malmesbury
#1. I, indeed, following the true law of history, have never set down any fact that I have not learned from trustworthy speakers or writers. #Quote by William Of Malmesbury
History quotes by Hermann Graf Keyserling
#2. No radical change on the plane of history is possible without crime. #Quote by Hermann Graf Keyserling
History quotes by Robert Littell
#3. I am not conventionally religious, but I am an ongoing student of the Old and the New Testament and the history of the Jewish people and the birth of Christianity. #Quote by Robert Littell
History quotes by Sherman Alexie
#4. If I stand at this window long enough
I will see the long thread of history
float randomly through the breeze.
This is all I know about peace. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
History quotes by Catherine Opie
#5. 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. #Quote by Catherine Opie
History quotes by Mark Steyn
#6. The British accomplished much with little; at the height of empire, an insignificant number of Anglo-Celts controlled the entire Indian subcontinent. A confident culture can dominate far larger numbers of people, as England did for much of modern history. By contrast, in an era of Massively Applied Desultoriness, we spend a fortune going to war with one hand tied behind our back ... So on we stagger, with Cold War institutions, transnational sensibilities, politically correct solicitousness, fraudulent preening pseudo-nation building, expensive gizmos, little will, and no war aims ... but real American lives. #Quote by Mark Steyn
History quotes by Malorie Blackman
#7. There is a saying: 'The child is parent to the adult', which means whatever happens to you as a child or teenager affects the adult you become. You are forged in your history. And fiction is an incredibly important force in shaping children, and that's why fiction needs to be diverse. #Quote by Malorie Blackman
History quotes by Terence McKenna
#8. History is ending because the dominator culture has led the human species into a blind alley, and as the inevitable chaostrophie approaches, people look for metaphors and answers. Every time a culture gets into trouble it casts itself back into the past looking for the last sane moment it ever knew. And the last sane moment we ever knew was on the plains of Africa 15,000 years ago rocked in the cradle of the Great Horned Mushroom Goddess before history, before standing armies, before slavery and property, before warfare and phonetic alphabets and monotheism, before, before, before. And this is where the future is taking us because the secret faith of the twentieth century is not modernism, the secret faith of the twentieth century is nostalgia for the archaic, nostalgia for the paleolithic, and that gives us body piercing, abstract expressionism, surrealism, jazz, rock-n-roll and catastrophe theory. The 20th century mind is nostalgic for the paradise that once existed on the mushroom dotted plains of Africa where the plant-human symbiosis occurred that pulled us out of the animal body and into the tool-using, culture-making, imagination-exploring creature that we are. And why does this matter? It matters because it shows that the way out is back and that the future is a forward escape into the past. This is what the psychedelic experience means. Its a doorway out of history and into the wiring under the board in eternity. And I tell you this because if the community understan #Quote by Terence McKenna
History quotes by Wayne Grudem
#9. 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
History quotes by Oprah Winfrey
#10. I urge you to pursue preserving your personal history to allow your children and grandchildren to know who you were as a child and what your hopes and dreams were.- #Quote by Oprah Winfrey
History quotes by Javier Marias
#11. We live, I suppose, in the unconfessed hope that the rules will at some point be broken, along with the normal course of things and custom and history, and that this will happen to us, that we will experience it, that we - that is, I alone - will be the ones to see it. We always aspire, I suppose, to being the chosen ones, and it is unlikely otherwise that we would be prepared to live out the entire course of an entire life, which, however short or long, gradually gets the better of us. #Quote by Javier Marias
History quotes by Martin Puryear
#12. I'm interested in vernacular cultures, where people lived a little closer to the source of materials and the making of objects for use. And for me, not to rely strictly on the history of art has always been an interesting process, to be looking into areas that we call craft and trades. #Quote by Martin Puryear
History quotes by John Sergeant Wise
#13. In all her history, from the formation of the federal government until the hour of secession, no year stands out more prominently than the year 1858 as evidencing the national patriotism of Virginia. #Quote by John Sergeant Wise
History quotes by Dav Pilkey
#14. It's been said that adults spend the first two years of their children's lives trying to make them walk and talk, and the next sixteen years trying to get them to sit down and shut up.
It's the same way with potty training: Most adults spend the first few years of a child's life cheerfully discussing pee and poopies, and how important it is to learn to put your pee-pee and poo-poo in the potty like big people do.
But once children have mastered the art of toilet training, they are immeadiately forbidden to ever talk about poop, pee, toilets and other bathroom-related subjects again. Such things are now considered rude and vulgar, and are no longer rewarded with praise and cookies and juice boxes.
One day you're a superstar because you pooped in the toilet like a big boy, and the next day you're sitting in the principal's office because you said the word "poopy" in American History class (which, if you ask me, is the perfect place to say that word). #Quote by Dav Pilkey
History quotes by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
#15. Let us see whether it is the New Order or me who will be the loser before Indonesian history. I have won. The New Order has fallen and my writings have been translated into 40 languages. #Quote by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
History quotes by Abdulazeez Henry Musa
#16. Our history only makes us but does not defines us. #Quote by Abdulazeez Henry Musa
History quotes by Gary Larson
#17. Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time in human history, largely to meet rapidly growing demands for food, fresh water, timber, fiber and fuel. This has resulted in a substantial and largely irreversible loss in the diversity of life on Earth. #Quote by Gary Larson
History quotes by Julianne Malveaux
#18. History belongs to she who holds the pen ... If we don't tell our stories, they won't be told. #Quote by Julianne Malveaux
History quotes by Barack Obama
#19. The wort terrorist attack in American history also brought out the best in our country ... We are United as Americans. #Quote by Barack Obama
History quotes by Deepak Chopra
#20. Religion has failed us. Christ was not a Christian. Buddha was not a Buddhist. Mohammed was not a Mohammedan. And yet ever since the dawn of history, we have engaged in conflict and war and terrorism and murder and racism and ethnocentrism and bigotry and prejudice in the name of God. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
History quotes by Kiera Cass
#21. Umm, why is it that we don't have any of this in a book? So we could study?" There was a hint of irritation in her voice. Silvia shook her head. "Dear girls, history isn't something you study. It's something you should just know." Marlee turned to me and whispered, "But clearly we don't." She smiled at her own joke, and then focused again on Silvia. I thought about that, how we all knew different things or had to guess at the truth. Why weren't we given history books? I remembered a few years ago when I went into Mom and Dad's room, since Mom said I could choose what I wanted to read for English. As I went through my options, I spotted a thick, ratty book in the back corner and pulled it out. It was a U.S. history book. Dad came in a few minutes later, saw what I was reading, and said it was okay, so long as I never told anyone about it. When #Quote by Kiera Cass
History quotes by Primo Levi
#22. For living men, the units of time always have a value, which increases in ratio to the strength of the internal resources of the person living through them; but for us, hours, days, months spilled out sluggishly from the future into the past, always too slowly, a valueless and superfluous material, of which we sought to rid ourselves as soon as possible ... For us, history had stopped. #Quote by Primo Levi
History quotes by Sally Mann
#23. I will confess that in the interest of narrative I secretly hoped I'd find a payload of southern gothic: deceit and scandal, alcoholism, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land, abandonments, blow jobs, suicides, hidden addictions, the tragically early death of a beautiful bride, racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of a prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder. If any of this stuff lay hidden in my family history, I had the distinct sense I'd find it in those twine-bound boxes in the attic. And I did: all of it and more. #Quote by Sally Mann
History quotes by Al Berto
#24. The history of human consciousness is marked by the battle between the old awareness, the ways of fear, and the new awareness, the ways of love. #Quote by Al Berto
History quotes by Umberto Eco
#25. History is a blood-drenched enigma and the world an error. #Quote by Umberto Eco
History quotes by Johan Huizinga
#26. When the world was half a thousand years younger all events had much sharper outlines than now. The distance between sadness and joy, between good and bad fortune, seemed to be much greater than for us; every experience had that degree of directness and absoluteness which joy and sadness still have in the mind of a child #Quote by Johan Huizinga
History quotes by A.E. Samaan
#27. The term "totalitarian" was derived from Adolf Hitler's "Total State", which was a "craddle to grave" solution that sought to micro-manage all aspects of humanity. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
History quotes by Dennis C. Blair
#28. I think you can go back in history and look at what the effect in Asia and the world was of a divided, fractured China from, you know, the opium wars through the Chinese civil war, and I don't think it was pretty for Asia or the world. #Quote by Dennis C. Blair
History quotes by John Zorn
#29. I have art. I have music. I have the history, this legacy behind me that I can look up to. This is what I believe in. If you want to call it God or spirituality, that's all up to you. Basically I believe in something that's bigger than myself, and that gives my life meaning. #Quote by John Zorn
History quotes by Dave Nonis
#30. Matt Cooke may be the worst fighter in the history of the National Hockey League. #Quote by Dave Nonis
History quotes by Hugh S. Johnson
#31. The more I have learned about wine ... the more I have realized that it weaves in with human history from its very beginning as few, if any, other products do. Textiles, pottery, bread ... there are other objects of daily use that we can also trace back to the Stone Age. Yet wine alone is charged with sacramental meaning, with healing powers; indeed with a life of its own. #Quote by Hugh S. Johnson
History quotes by C.V. Wedgwood
#32. History, in spite of the occasional protest of historians, will always be used in a general way as a collection of political and moral precedents. #Quote by C.V. Wedgwood
History quotes by Benjamin Suulola
#33. Two categories of people can be found in the world today. There are those who make things happen and there are those who watch things happen. A spectator watch things happen while a player make things happen. In the same vein, history writers watch things happen and history makers make things happen. This is why history writers are always at the mercy of history makers. #Quote by Benjamin Suulola
History quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#34. There has yet to be a human to survive a span of history without at least one end of the world. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
History quotes by Aravind Adiga
#35. He read me another poem, and another one - and he explained the true history of poetry, which is a kind of secret, a magic known only to wise men. Mr. Premier, I won't be saying anything new if I say that the history of the world is the history of a ten-thousand-year war of brains between the rich and the poor. Each side is eternally trying to hoodwink the other side: and it has been this way since the start of time. The poor win a few battles (the peeing in the potted plants, the kicking of the pet dogs, etc.) but of course the rich have won the war for ten thousand years. That's why, on day, some wise men, out of compassion for the poor, left them signs and symbols in poems, which appear to be about roses and pretty girls and things like that, but when understood correctly spill out secrets that allow the poorest man on earth to conclude the ten-thousand-year-old brain-war on terms favorable to himself. #Quote by Aravind Adiga
History quotes by Philip Pullman
#36. I got a book token for Christmas and exchanged it for a book called A History of Art, and that book (which I still have-battered and falling to pieces) became more precious to me than any Bible. #Quote by Philip Pullman
History quotes by Dan Flores
#37. We stood by and allowed what happened to the Great Plains a century ago, the destruction of one of the ecological wonders of the world. In modern America, we need to see this with clear eyes, and soberly, so that we understand well that the flyover country of our own time derives much of its forgettability from being a slate wiped almost clean of its original figures. #Quote by Dan Flores
History quotes by Elizabeth Lim
#38. Whatever history remembered of us, whether it likened us to the sun and the moon - only permitted to meet once a year - or simply to a boy and a girl touched by the stars, fate had danced to bring us together. #Quote by Elizabeth Lim
History quotes by E. Lockhart
#39. The song: Our youth is wasted We will not waste it Remember my name 'Cause we made history Na na na na, na na #Quote by E. Lockhart
History quotes by Herman Ebbinghaus
#40. Psychology has a long past, but only a short history #Quote by Herman Ebbinghaus
History quotes by Adrienne Rich
#41. Flags are blossoming now where little else is blossoming
and I am bent on fathoming what it means to love my country.
The history of this earth and the bones within it?
Minerals, traces, rumors I am made from, morsel, minuscule
fibre, one woman
like and unlike so many, fooled as to her destiny, the scope of
her task?
One citizen like and unlike so many, touched and untouched in passing ...
A patriot is not a weapon. A patriot us one who wrestles for the
soul of her country
as she wrestles for her own being, for the soul of his country ... #Quote by Adrienne Rich
History quotes by Julius Streicher
#42. The victory will be only entirely and finally achieved when the whole world is free of Jews. #Quote by Julius Streicher
History quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#43. Life is a great Book. We are writing the history of our time. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
History quotes by Deborah L. Parker
#44. In this shifting landscape, we may tend to forget "what the old folks say." Most of us probably now realize that our ancestors did indeed have it right! Their common-sense ways allowed them to get through the worst of conditions throughout history and still we thrive from their bold undertakings. #Quote by Deborah L. Parker
History quotes by Barbara Demick
#45. For the 1,300 years prior to the Japanese occupation, Korea had been a unified country governed by the Chosun dynasty, one of the longest-lived monarchies in world history #Quote by Barbara Demick
History quotes by Anna M. Aquino
#46. I looked up at the wall. My bachelor's degree had been in History. Films like Back to the Future and Quantum Leap had been some of my favorite programs. Could time travel really be possible? This seemed too unreal. #Quote by Anna M. Aquino
History quotes by Nicolas Gomez Davila
#47. Man forges his own history, imposing on nature the errors of his free will. If hatred and greed drag man down among bloody mazes, the struggle is joined between perverted freedoms and just freedoms. #Quote by Nicolas Gomez Davila
History quotes by Henry A. Giroux
#48. We live in a time that demands a discourse of both critique and possibility, one that recognizes that without an informed citizenry, collective struggle, and viable social movements, democracy will slip out of our reach and we will arrive at a new stage of history marked by the birth of an authoritarianism that not only disdains all vestiges of democracy but is more than willing to relegate it to a distant memory. #Quote by Henry A. Giroux
History quotes by Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf
#49. We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly. #Quote by Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf
History quotes by Karl Rahner
#50. Grace can and does have a history. #Quote by Karl Rahner
History quotes by Gary Wolf
#51. The history of using mice to stand in for humans in medical experiments is replete with failures. #Quote by Gary Wolf
History quotes by Julian Seifter
#52. You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. #Quote by Julian Seifter
History quotes by Alice Munro
#53. One thing in the school was captivating, lovely. Pictures of birds. Rose didn't know if the teacher had climbed up and nailed them above the blackboard, too high for easy desecration, if they were her first and last hopeful effort, or if they dated from some earlier, easier time in the school's history. Where had they come from, how had they arrived there, when nothing else did, in the way of decoration, illustration?

A red-headed woodpecker; an oriole; a blue jay; a Canada goose. The colors clear and long-lasting. Backgrounds of pure snow, of blossoming branches, of heady summer sky. In an ordinary classroom they would not have seemed so extraordinary. Here they were bright and eloquent, so much at variance with everything else that what they seemed to represent was not the birds themselves, not those skies and snows, but some other world of hardy innocence, bounteous information, privileged lightheartedness. No stealing from lunch pails there; no slashing coats; no pulling down pants and probing with painful sticks; no fucking; no Franny. #Quote by Alice Munro
History quotes by Harold Morowitz
#54. The use of thermodynamics in biology has a long history rich in confusion ... #Quote by Harold Morowitz
History quotes by Wildbow
#55. ... the demons already won, a long, long time ago. They devoured the vast majority of the universe, and that's why the planets are so relatively small, compared to the sheer amount of nothingness. It's why we're so very tiny, in the grand scheme of it all.
But these things we erroneously call angels surged in strength, they spun out a complete universe from the scraps, and on select scraps, or on a select scrap, they prepared life to emerge."

Rose glanced out over the room.

"It would be easy to say that the universe is an unending repetition of creation and death. That this has happened before and it'll happen again, and this is the heartbeat of the universe. But in looking at the history of this world, both the clear history, and the one behind the curtain, something stands out. Us.

We're another force. And we're only still emerging. We're change. We're an equal to them. We just don't realize it yet. #Quote by Wildbow
History quotes by Emil Cioran
#56. The sense that everything is going wrong has existed in every era, and rightly so since men have found no greater pleasure than in inventing new ways to make each other miserable. #Quote by Emil Cioran
History quotes by Henry Adams
#57. History will die if not irritated. The only service I can do to my profession is to serve as a flea. #Quote by Henry Adams
History quotes by Rosie O'Donnell
#58. I do believe that it's the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics that World Trade Center tower 7-building 7, which collapsed in on itself-it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved. World Trade Center 7. World Trade [Center] 1 and 2 got hit by planes-7, miraculously, the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible. #Quote by Rosie O'Donnell
History quotes by Lewis Thomas
#59. Selfness is an essential fact of life. The thought of nonselfness, precise sameness is terrifying. #Quote by Lewis Thomas
History quotes by Sebastian Barry
#60. The real comfort is that the history of the world contains so much grief that my small griefs are edged out, and are only cinders at the borders of the fire. I am saying this again because I want it to be true. #Quote by Sebastian Barry
History quotes by Frank A Thomas
#61. 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
History quotes by Billy Graham
#62. We are the most informed people in the history of civilization - and yet the most confused. Though our heads are crammed with knowledge, our hearts are empty. #Quote by Billy Graham
History quotes by Christian Scott
#63. Man I mean, the great thing about playing clubs in Harlem is people have an appreciation not just for the music but for the history of the music. #Quote by Christian Scott
History quotes by Henry Ford
#64. History doesn't mean dates and wars and textbooks to me; it means the unconquerable pioneer spirit of man. #Quote by Henry Ford
History quotes by Richard Dawkins
#65. It requires a deliberate mental effort to turn biology the right way up again, and remind ourselves that the replicators come first, in importance as well as in history. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
History quotes by David E. Hoffman
#66. My goal was to show the history of the end of the Cold War through both sides - the U.S. side and the Soviet side. I really felt that especially the Soviet side of the story hadn't been well told because we didn't know. #Quote by David E. Hoffman
History quotes by William Cook
#67. It's safe to say that 'Horror,' as a fictional genre, has claim to it's own canon. There is a definite history that can be traced back to the origins of human language, both orally and written, and now multimedia based. We at this point, have access to the full gambit of 'genre' Horror in all its hybrid forms (electronically at least). Sub-genres ensure that Horror can and will multiply in its complexities and evolve along with human fears. #Quote by William Cook
History quotes by Will Durant
#68. In Constantinople, more Christians were slaughtered by Christians in the years 342-343 than by all the persecutions by pagans in the history of Rome. #Quote by Will Durant
History quotes by Steven Erikson
#69. As far as Gu'Rull could determine, the only virtue humans possessed was a talent for starting over, with stern resolve restored in the sudden glow of renewed optimism, in complete disregard of whatever lessons past failures might offer. And he had no choice but to acknowledge the power of that virtue. It is contingent upon collective amnesia, but as everyone knows, stupidity needs no excuse to repeat itself. #Quote by Steven Erikson
History quotes by Haile Selassie
#70. Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment. #Quote by Haile Selassie
History quotes by Allison Glock
#71. Southern women see no point in the hard way. Life is hard enough. So we add a little sugar to the sour. Which is not to suggest Southern women are disingenuous cream puffs. Quite the opposite. When you are born into a history as loaded as the South's, when you carry in your bones the incontrovertible knowledge of man's violence and limitations, daring to stay sweet is about the most radical thing you can do. #Quote by Allison Glock
History quotes by Tom Rachman
#72. If history has taught us anything, Arthur muses, it is that men with mustaches must never achieve positions of power. #Quote by Tom Rachman
History quotes by Theodore Bikel
#73. In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event. #Quote by Theodore Bikel
History quotes by Stephen Leston
#74. The process of driving a wedge between sacred and secular history is called secularization...the eventual result of this process is that belief in God is relegated to nothing more than a "personal belief" that has no standing in public discourse. #Quote by Stephen Leston
History quotes by Bryant McGill
#75. All of history has pointed its refining focus to your life this moment. #Quote by Bryant McGill
History quotes by David Frum
#76. What is spreading today is repressive kleptocracy, led by rulers motivated by greed rather than by the deranged idealism of Hitler or Stalin or Mao. Such rulers rely less on terror and more on rule twisting, the manipulation of information, and the co-option of elites. Their goal is self-enrichment; the corrosion of the rule of law is the necessary means. As a shrewd local observer explained to me on a visit to Hungary in early 2016, "The main benefit of controlling a modern bureaucratic state is not the power to persecute the innocent. It is the power to protect the guilty."
No president in history has burned more public money to sustain his personal lifestyle than Donald Trump. Three-quarters of the way through his first year in office, President Trump was on track to spend more on travel in one year of his presidency than Barack Obama in eight - even though Trump only rarely ventured west of the Mississippi or across any ocean. #Quote by David Frum
History quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#77. The boldest plans for the future invoke the authority of the past; and that even a revolutionary seeks to satisfy himself that he is also a reactionary. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
History quotes by Emma Iadanza
#78. I hate American History after 1850. #Quote by Emma Iadanza
History quotes by Joe Pass
#79. You can't think and play. If you think about what you're playing the playing becomes stilted. You have to just focus on the music I feel, concenctrate on the music, focus on what you're playing and let the playing come out. Once you start thinking about doing this or doing that, it's not good. What you are doing is like a language. You have a whole collection of musical ideas and thoughts that you've accumulated through your musical history plus all the musical history of the whole world and it's all in your subconscious and you draw upon it when you play #Quote by Joe Pass
History quotes by Tracy Lee Simmons
#80. History and literature rebuke our self-sufficiency; that's one reason why we ought to study them. It's not so much that people of olden times were the finest exemplars of higher humanity, for they too fell short of their ideals, as must all who aspire to higher things--that's what ideals are for. It's that we have abandoned those ideals once animating our civilization, refusing to learn them anew with each generation. We have assumed their transfer to be automatic. We have not indeed jettisoned the hope and drive that keep us working for a better world (that's the good news), but we have forgotten to cultivate ourselves as individuals. #Quote by Tracy Lee Simmons
History quotes by Josh Malerman
#81. By 1914 the world wised up. And you know what we got out of it? Do you know what thousands of years of military uniforms have delivered us? Camouflage. With the advent of camouflage came the inability to distinguish between armies. More soldiers died of friendly fire than at any point in military history. It was like a fun house out there, soldiers facing distorted images of themselves, firing half out of fright. It'd become a matter of hiding, surprise, not unlike using a deer blind to hunt. Surprise was the word of the day. And rightfully so. Everything was an ambush. Can you imagine meeting another army across an open battlefield today? Can you imagine waiting for our generals to formally inaugurate that battle? Shaking hands?! No. Now we hide. We hide because they hide, and they hide because we hide, and everybody's hiding because nobody wants to be out in the open anymore. The End of Bright Colors. #Quote by Josh Malerman
History quotes by Alan Arkin
#82. I love insane, stupid comedy, but I can only make it work if it's a character I can give some history to and make real. Like the guy I played in 'Little Miss Sunshine.' He's a maniac, but to me he was absolutely believable. #Quote by Alan Arkin
History quotes by Pliny The Elder
#83. Wonderful is the wit and subtiltie that dumb creatures have & how they shift for themselves and annoy their enemies: which is the only difficultie that they have to arise and grow to so great an height and excessive bignesse. The dragon therefore espying the Elephant when he goeth to releese, assaileth him from an high tree and launceth himselfe upon him; but the Elephant knowing well enough well enough he is not able to withstand his windings and knittings about him, seeketh to come close to some trees or hard rockes, and so forth to crush and squise the dragon between him and them: the dragons ware hereof, entangle and snarle his feet and legges first with their taile: the Elephants on the other side, undoe those knots with their trunke as with a hand: but to prevent that againe, the dragons put in their heads into their snout, and so stop their breath, and withall, fret and gnaw the tenderest parts that they find there.

(Translated by Philomel Holland, 1601.
"The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology of the Best Natural History", 1944. p. 20) #Quote by Pliny The Elder
History quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#84. The Times are the masquerade of the eternities; trivial to the dull, tokens of noble and majestic agents to the wise; the receptacle in which the Past leaves its history; the quarry out of which the genius of today is building up the Future. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
History quotes by Peter A. Lillback
#85. a view that reflects the profound words of Dr. Gaffin: "Christ is the mediatorial Lord and Savior of redemptive history not only at its end but also from beginning to end. #Quote by Peter A. Lillback
History quotes by Charles Koch
#86. Any of the social changes in American history are because people thought there was injustice. We have to show that this corporate welfare and cronyism is unjust - and that it's not only rigging the system so people get wealthy who don't deserve to get wealthy. #Quote by Charles Koch
History quotes by Gertrude Himmelfarb
#87. The footnote would seem to be the smallest detail in a work of history. Yet it carries a large burden of responsibility, testifying to the validity of the work, the integrity (and the humility) of the historian, and to the dignity of the discipline. #Quote by Gertrude Himmelfarb
History quotes by Margaret Mead
#88. Many people are shrinking from the future and from participation in the movement toward a new, expanded reality. And, like homesick travelers abroad, they are focusing their anxieties on home. The reasons are not far to seek. We are at a turning point in human history ... We could turn our attention to the problems that going to the Moon certainly will not solve ... But I think this would be fatal to our future ... A society that no longer moves forward does not merely stagnate; it begins to die. #Quote by Margaret Mead
History quotes by Jerry Springer
#89. I can't imagine anybody who has spoken to more, or presented more non-famous people on television in the history of the world. #Quote by Jerry Springer
History quotes by Rachel E. Carter
#90. Our history told of kings that smiled and kings that conquered. He was the latter. #Quote by Rachel E. Carter
History quotes by Daša Drndić
#91. ...wars are orgies of forgetfulness. The twentieth century has archived vast catacombs, tunnels of information in which researchers get lost and in the end abandon their research, catacombs that ever fewer people enter. Stored away---forgotten. The twentieth century, a century of great tidying that ends in cleansing; the twentieth century, a century of cleansing, a century of erasure. Language perhaps remains, but it too is crumbling. #Quote by Daša Drndić
History quotes by Gillian Hovell, 'Visiting The Past'
#92. Discover how to visit the past and bring yesterday's stories into our lives today #Quote by Gillian Hovell, 'Visiting The Past'
History quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#93. In the history of mankind many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state; and in no way has this loss of power been so often and so clearly shown as in the tendency to turn the government into a government primarily for the benefit of one class instead of a government for the benefit of the people as a whole. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
History quotes by Simon Toyne
#94. It is easy to be inspired by history when you're living in a part of it and allow that to seep into your writing: having said that, a minimalist room with no distractions is often better; the most exciting visions should already be in your head. #Quote by Simon Toyne
History quotes by Ike Skelton
#95. Better treatment and detection methods have also improved the survival rate for people with cancer, and for the first time in history, this year the absolute number of cancer deaths in the U.S. has decreased. #Quote by Ike Skelton
History quotes by Poul Anderson
#96. In the intricate and mutable space-time geometry at the black hole, in-falling matter and energy interacted with the virtualities of the vacuum in ways unknown to the flatter cosmos beyond it. Quasi-stable quantum states appeared, linked according to Schrodinger's wave functions and their own entanglement, more and more of them, intricacy compounding until it amounted to a set of codes. The uncertainty principle wrought mutations; variants perished or flourished; forms competed, cooperated, merged, divided, interacted; the patterns multiplied and diversified; at last, along one fork on a branch of the life tree, thought budded.
That life was not organic, animal and vegetable and lesser kingdoms, growing, breathing, drinking, eating, breeding, hunting, hiding; it kindled no fires and wielded no tools; from the beginning, it was a kind of oneness. An original unity differentiated itself into countless avatars, like waves on a sea. They arose and lived individually, coalesced when they chose by twos or threes or multitudes, reemerged as other than they had been, gave themselves and their experiences back to the underlying whole. Evolution, history, lives eerily resembled memes in organic minds.
Yet quantum life was not a series of shifting abstractions. Like the organic, it was in and of its environment. It acted to alter its quantum states and those around it: action that manifested itself as electronic, photonic, and nuclear events. Its domain was no more shadowy to #Quote by Poul Anderson
History quotes by Paul Kingsnorth
#97. Old things climb out through my mouth and set themselves free in the air. On the high moor there are patterns and in my small mind there are patterns. [...] All the centuries drop away, and I am in the presence of something that does not know time. #Quote by Paul Kingsnorth
History quotes by William J. Clinton
#98. The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense. #Quote by William J. Clinton
History quotes by Ally Condie
#99. There have been Plagues all through history and that won't end with this one.' 'So we're never really safe,' I say. 'Oh no, my boy,' Oker says, almost gently. 'That might be the Society's greatest triumph -- that so many of us ever believed that we were. #Quote by Ally Condie
History quotes by Jarod Kintz
#100. You can believe history books when they tell you when wars were fought. You just can't trust them as to why. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
History quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#101. What is memory but the repository of things doomed to be forgotten, so you must have History. You must have labor to invent History. Being faithful to all that happens to you of significance, recording days, dates, events, names, sights not relying merely upon memory which fades like a Polaroid print where you see the memory fading before your eyes like time itself retreating. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
History quotes by Jessica Valenti
#102. If you spend any amount of time doing media analysis, it's clear that the most frenzied moral panic surrounding young women's sexuality comes from the mainstream media, which loves to report about how promiscuous girls are, whether they're acting up on spring break, getting caught topless on camera, or catching all kinds of STIs. Unsurprisingly, these types of articles and stories generally fail to mention that women are attending college at the highest rates in history, and that we're the majority of undergraduate and master's students. Well-educated and socially engaged women just don't make for good headlines, it seems. #Quote by Jessica Valenti
History quotes by Ann Coulter
#103. Diversity is a strength. It's like the shrieking radios permanently attached to bright people's ears in the Kurt Vonnegut story "Harrison Bergeron," to prevent them from using their superior intelligence. Contrary to everything you've heard, never in recorded history has diversity been anything but a disaster. #Quote by Ann Coulter
History quotes by Susan Sontag
#104. We live in a time in which tragedy is not an art form but a form of history. #Quote by Susan Sontag
History quotes by J.M. Darhower
#105. You can't go back and change things once they're done. You can't rewrite history. Dwelling on it, wondering what could've been different, wondering how things might be in a perfect world, is a waste of time. Because this world isn't perfect, life isn't perfect, and it never will be. #Quote by J.M. Darhower
History quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#106. Without cruelty there is no festival: thus the longest and most ancient part of human history teaches and in punishment there is so much that is festive! #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
History quotes by William L. Shirer
#107. History must speak for itself. A historian is content if he has been able to shed more light. #Quote by William L. Shirer
History quotes by Barack Obama
#108. The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past. #Quote by Barack Obama
History quotes by John Henrik Clarke
#109. I am a nationalist, and a Pan-Africanist, first and foremost. I was well grounded in history before ever taking a history course. I did not spend much formal time in school - I had to work. #Quote by John Henrik Clarke
History quotes by Chuck Smith
#110. Look, don't judge Christianity by the imperfect examples that we have seen in history. Judge it by Jesus Christ. #Quote by Chuck Smith
History quotes by Phil Wohl
#111. After over a century of one of the deepest blood feuds in the history of inhuman warfare, peace had finally descended on the sleepy coastal town of Beach Haven, New York. The unstable element of calm, however, is that it can retain its current form only when the variables remain relatively constant. #Quote by Phil Wohl
History quotes by Ian Mortimer
#112. W. H. Auden once suggested that to understand your own country you need to have lived in at least two others. One can say something similar for periods of time: to understand your own century you need to have come to terms with at least two others. The key to learning something about the past might be a ruin or an archive but the means whereby we may understand it is
and always will be
ourselves. #Quote by Ian Mortimer
History quotes by Michel Foucault
#113. The question I would like to pose is not, Why are we repressed? but rather, Why do we say, with so much passion and so much resentment ... that we are repressed? By what spiral did we come to affirm that sex is negated? What led us to show, ostentatiously, that sex is something we hide, to say it is something we silence?
... I do not maintain that prohibition of sex is a ruse; but it is a ruse to make prohibition into the basic and constitutive element from which one would be able to write the history of what has been said concerning sex starting from the modern epoch. #Quote by Michel Foucault
History quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru
#114. Our lives are encumbered with the dead wood of this past; all that is dead and has served its purpose has to go. But that does not mean a break with, or a forgetting of, the vital and life-giving in that past. We can never forget the ideals that have moved our race, the dreams of the Indian people through the ages, the wisdom of the ancients, the buoyant energy and love of life and nature of our forefathers, their spirit of curiosity and mental adventure, the daring of their thought, their splendid achievements in literature, art and culture, their love of truth and beauty and freedom, the basic values that they set up, their understanding of life's mysterious ways, their toleration of other ways than theirs, their capacity to absorb other peoples and their cultural accomplishments, to synthesize them and develop a varied and mixed culture; nor can we forget the myriad experiences which have built up our ancient race and lie embedded in our sub-conscious minds. We will never forget them or cease to take pride in that noble heritage of ours. If India forgets them she will no longer remain India and much that has made her our joy and pride will cease to be. #Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru
History quotes by Helene Cixous
#115. Wouldn't the worst be, isn't the worst, in truth, that women aren't castrated, that they have only to stop listening to the Sirens (for the Sirens were men) for history to change its meaning? #Quote by Helene Cixous
History quotes by Oscar Wilde
#116. As one reads history, not in the expurgated editions written for schoolboys and passmen, but in the original authorities of each time, one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
History quotes by Walter Mosley
#117. These short stories are vast structures existing mostly in the subconscious of our cultural history. They will live with the reader long after the words have been translated into ideas and dreams. That's because a good short story crosses the borders of our nations and our prejudices and our beliefs. A good short story asks a question that can't be answered in simple terms. And even if we come up with some understanding, years later, while glancing out of a window, the story still has the potential to return, to alter right there in our mind and change everything. #Quote by Walter Mosley
History quotes by Peter Saunders
#118. The intelligentsia has disdained commerce throughout Western history. #Quote by Peter Saunders
History quotes by Paulo Coelho
#119. We understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
History quotes by Charles Kennedy
#120. This country has a proud history of opening its doors to generations of people fleeing personal persecution, civil unrest and war. #Quote by Charles Kennedy
History quotes by Mike Jay
#121. We are now edging across the boundary - always a porous one - between self-justification and fantasy. Matthews' story is by no means a complete fantasy: we can recognise every event. But the frame of reference is somehow shrinking, and momentous world events being rewritten around the actions of a minor player. #Quote by Mike Jay
History quotes by Michael Dirda
#122. Not all of E. Nesbit's children's books are fantasies, but even the most realistic somehow seem magical. In her holiday world, nobody ever goes to school, though all the kids know their English history, Greek myths, and classic tales of derring-do. #Quote by Michael Dirda
History quotes by Philippa Gregory
#123. It matters not at all that I do not want to marry, that I am afraid of the wedding, afraid of consummating the marriage, afraid of childbirth, afraid of everything about being a wife. Nobody even asks if I have lost my childhood sense of vocation, if I still want to be a nun. Nobody cares what I think at all. They treat me like an ordinary young woman, bred for wedding and bedding, and since they do not ask me what I think, nor observe what I feel, there is nothing that gives them pause at all. #Quote by Philippa Gregory
History quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#124. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This is to me is a miracle. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
History quotes by Amy Reed
#125. There is a picture of me in their heads, a picture of someone I don't know yet. She is not the chubby girl with the braces and bad perm. She is not the girl hiding in the bathroom at recess. She is someone new, a blank slate they have named beautiful. That is what I am now: beautiful, with this new body and face and hair and clothes. Beautiful, with this erasing of history. #Quote by Amy Reed
History quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#126. I have spent much of my studies searching for the right question by which I might fully understand the breach between the world and me. I have not spent my time studying the problem of 'race' - 'race' itself is just a restatement and retrenchment of the problem. You see this from time to time when some dullard - usually believing himself white - proposes that the way forward is a grand orgy of black and white, ending only when we are all beige and thus the same 'race.' But a great number of 'black' people are already beige. And the history of civilization is littered with dead 'races' (Frankish, Italian, German, Irish) later abandoned because they no longer serve their purpose - the organization of people beneath, and beyond, and the umbrella of rights. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
History quotes by James S.A. Corey
#127. Your empire's hands look a lot cleaner when you get to dictate where history begins, and what parts of it count. #Quote by James S.A. Corey
History quotes by Jeffrey Kluger
#128. There's no one place a virus goes to die - but that doesn't make its demise any less a public health victory. Throughout human history, viral diseases have had their way with us, and for just as long, we have hunted them down and done our best to wipe them out. #Quote by Jeffrey Kluger
History quotes by Mike Jay
#129. Haslam leaves us in no doubt what we are supposed to make of Matthews' mental world: this is gibberish and nothing more. #Quote by Mike Jay
History quotes by Patrice Evra
#130. It's a special club. It's got history. When I slip on the Manchester United shirt, it's like I'm wearing its past. So you have to sacrifice yourself for this club. #Quote by Patrice Evra
History quotes by Blake Mycoskie
#131. When you don't know the rules, you break them all. It's hard to take big risks when you know the history of an industry and what has worked and what didn't. #Quote by Blake Mycoskie
History quotes by Edward S. Greenberg
#132. The "evils of faction" theme recurs throughout our history, from the writings of the "muckrakers" at the turn of the twentieth century to the Democratic presidential primary campaigns of 2008 with talk of Halliburton's contracts in Iraq and the shady practices of sub-prime mortgage lenders. #Quote by Edward S. Greenberg
History quotes by Brian D. McLaren
#133. Growing numbers of us are acknowledging with grief that many forms of supremacy - Christian, white, male, heterosexual, and human - are deeply embedded not just in Christian history but also in Christian theology. We are coming to see that in hallowed words like almighty, sovereignty, kingdom, dominion, supreme, elect, chosen, clean, remnant, sacrifice, lord, and even God, dangerous viruses often lie hidden, malware that must be identified and purged from our software if we want our future to be different from our past. We are realizing that our ancestors didn't merely misinterpret a few Scriptures in their day; rather, they consistently practiced a dangerous form of interpretation that deserves to be discredited, rejected, and replaced by a morally wiser form of interpretation today. (We #Quote by Brian D. McLaren
History quotes by Michelle Moran
#134. Sometimes, it is not the kings and queen who make for the most fascinating history but the shadowy souls who happen to be in the right place at the right time. #Quote by Michelle Moran
History quotes by Henry Hitchings
#135. Often we have three terms for the same thing--one Anglo-Saxon, one French, and one clearly absorbed from Latin or Greek. The Anglo-Saxon word is typically a neutral one; the French word connotes sophistication; and the Latin or Greek word, learnt from a written text rather than from human contact, is comparatively abstract and conveys a more scientific notion. #Quote by Henry Hitchings
History quotes by Georgia Grace Romance Author
#136. You can't have History without a Story in it. #Quote by Georgia Grace Romance Author
History quotes by Viet Thanh Nguyen
#137. Time howled in my ear, screaming with laughter at the idea that we could control it with wristwatches, alarm clocks, revolutions, history. #Quote by Viet Thanh Nguyen
History quotes by Tom Bissell
#138. An artist can respect the backfield of fact before which every human being stands and choose not to address those facts. #Quote by Tom Bissell
History quotes by Brenda Cothern
#139. Rick's memory turned to fantasy as his mind took a different path than what reality had already turned into history. #Quote by Brenda Cothern
History quotes by David Willis McCullough
#140. ...early medieval Ireland sounds like a somewhat crazed Wisconsin, in which every dairy farm is an armed camp at perpetual war with its neighbors, and every farmer claims he is a king. #Quote by David Willis McCullough
History quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#141. One of our Church educators published what he purports to be a history of the Church's stand on the question of organic evolution. His thesis challenges the integrity of a prophet of God. He suggests that Joseph Fielding Smith published his work, Man: His Origin and Destiny, against the counsel of the First Presidency and his own Brethren. This writer's interpretation is not only inaccurate, but it also runs counter to the testimony of Elder Mark E. Petersen, who wrote this foreword to Elder Smith's book, a book I would encourage all to read. Elder Petersen said:

Some of us [members of the Council of the Twelve] urged [Elder Joseph Fielding Smith] to write a book on the creation of the world and the origin of man.... The present volume is the result. It is a most remarkable presentation of material from both sources [science and religion] under discussion. It will fill a great need in the Church and will be particularly invaluable to students who have become confused by the misapplication of information derived from scientific experimentation.


When one understands that the author to whom I alluded is an exponent of the theory of organic evolution, his motive in disparaging President Joseph Fielding Smith becomes apparent. To hold to a private opinion on such matters is one thing, but when one undertakes to publish his views to discredit the work of a prophet, it is a very serious matter.

It is also apparent to all who have the Spirit o #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
History quotes by H. P. Blavatsky
#142. The myths," says Horace in his Ars Poetica, "have been invented by wise men to strengthen the laws and teach moral truths." While Horace endeavored to make clear the very spirit and essence of the ancient myths, Euhemerus pretended, on the contrary, that "myths were the legendary history of kings and heroes, transformed into gods by the admiration of the nations." It is the latter method which was inferentially followed by Christians when they agreed upon the acceptation of euhemerized patriarchs, and mistook them for men who had really lived. #Quote by H. P. Blavatsky
History quotes by Karl Marx
#143. It is well known how the monks wrote silly lives of Catholic Saints over the manuscripts on which the classical works of ancient heathendom had been written. #Quote by Karl Marx
History quotes by Lindy West
#144. When faced with a choice between an incriminating truth or a flattering lie, America's ruling class has been choosing the lie for four hundred years. White Americans hunger for plausible deniability and swaddle themselves in it and always have - for the sublime relief of deferred responsibility, the soft violence of willful ignorance, the barbaric fiction of rugged individualism. The worst among us have deployed it to seduce and herd the vast, complacent center: It's okay. You didn't do anything wrong. You earned everything you have. Benefiting from genocide is fine if it was a long time ago. The scientists will figure out climate change. The cat's name is Tardar Sauce. We have to kick this addition if we're going to give our children any kind of future. #Quote by Lindy West
History quotes by Joe Roman
#145. It may be underfunded and at times mismanaged, but the [Endangered Species] Act is an unprecedented attempt to delegate human-caused extinction to the chapters of history we would rather not revisit: the Slave Trade, the Indian Removal Policy, the subjection of women, child labor, segregation. The Endangered Species Act is a zero-tolerance law: no new extinctions. It keeps eyes on the ground with legal backing-the gun may be in the holster most of the time, but its available if necessary to keep species from disappearing. I discovered in my travels that a law protecting all animals and plants, all of nature, might be as revolutionary-and as American-as the Declaration of Independence. #Quote by Joe Roman
History quotes by Jeffrey Fischer
#146. Humanity suffers terribly from the demons it has created over lengths of time.
we learn from nothing that we do. we create religions, heritage, race, traditions, then they all in turn become our stumbling blocks from becoming one. we suffer from the creations of our own inability to interpret history. the only thing we have succeded on is seperation.we are not that different from one another as we think we are. but we are too corrupted to break our deconstruction. #Quote by Jeffrey Fischer
History quotes by Edmund White
#147. I like to read great books not because I'm hoping to imitate them but because I want to remind myself how good you have to be to be any good at all. We won't be read in the light of other writers in our zip code or decade but as we compare to Proust, Joyce, and Nabokov. History has set the bar very high, and one must jump over it, not do the limbo under it. #Quote by Edmund White
History quotes by Hannah Arendt
#148. In the eyes of the Jews, thinking exclusively in terms of their own history, the catastrophe that had befallen them under Hitler, in which a third of the people perished, appeared not as the most recent of crimes, the unprecedented crime of genocide, but, on the contrary, as the oldest crime they knew and remembered. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
History quotes by Anonymous
#149. History of the Jews (Johnson, Paul) - Your Highlight on page 34 | Location 758-759 | Added on Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:59:47 PM in the Mosaic law no property offence is capital. Human life is too sacred where the rights of property alone are violated. It also repudiates vicarious punishment: #Quote by Anonymous
History quotes by Pat Conroy
#150. I was born in the age of "alas". #Quote by Pat Conroy
History quotes by Tracey Garvis-Graves
#151. I scrolled through your order history at Victoria's Secret."
"Well, that's not at all creepy," she deadpanned.
"Did you know there are items in your shopping cart? Sweaters. Lots of thick, long, skin-covering sweaters. Frankly, it confused me."
"Maybe I already own plenty of lingerie. Considering I walk to work, sweaters are much more practical. Plus they're awfully cute."
"I added a few things to your cart and checked out for you. I paid for it with my credit card. Expedited the shipping too, so you should have it by Monday."
"You added a few things?"
"One hint: not sweaters."
"How wildly inappropriate."
"Kid in a candy store. Couldn't help myself. #Quote by Tracey Garvis-Graves
History quotes by Thomas Bernhard
#152. The facts are always frightening, and in all of us fear of the facts is constantly at work, constantly being fuelled; but this morbid fear must not lead us to conceal the facts and so to falsify the whole of human history
which is of course part of natural history
and pass it on in falsified form just because it is customary to do so, when we know that all history is falsified and always transmitted in falsified form. #Quote by Thomas Bernhard
History quotes by Edward Gibbon
#153. To resume, in a few words, the system of the Imperial government, as it was instituted by Augustus, and maintained by those princes who understood their own interest and that of the people, it may be defined an absolute monarchy disguised by the forms of a commonwealth. The masters of the Roman world surrounded their throne with darkness, concealed their irresistible strength, and humbly professed themselves the accountable ministers of the senate, whose supreme decrees they dictated and obeyed. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
History quotes by Nicole Krauss
#154. She was gone, and all that was left was the space you'd grown around her, like a tree that grows around a fence. For a long time, it remained hollow. Years, maybe. And when at last it was filled again, you knew that the new love you felt for a woman would have been impossible without Alma. If it weren't for her, there would never have been an empty space, or the need to fill it. #Quote by Nicole Krauss
History quotes by Susan Dennard
#155. those who win wars are those who write history. #Quote by Susan Dennard
History quotes by Plutarch
#156. But if any man undertake to write a history, that has to be collected from materials gathered by observation and the reading of works not easy to be got in all places, nor written always in his own language, but many of them foreign and dispersed in other hands, for him, undoubtedly, it is in the first place and above all things most necessary, to reside in some city of good note, addicted to liberal arts, and populous; where he may have plenty of all sorts of books, and upon inquiry may hear and inform himself of such particulars as, having escaped the pens of writers, are more faithfully preserved in the memories of men, lest his work be deficient in many things, even those which it can least dispense with. #Quote by Plutarch
History quotes by Luke Ford
#157. I loved history, particularly of the British, American and Old Testament kind. #Quote by Luke Ford
History quotes by Stephen Fry
#158. Coming out as gay was an easy enough matter for me, since I worked in a profession where being gay had a long history of being accepted. #Quote by Stephen Fry
History quotes by Philippa Gregory
#159. I have heard ballads of great battles, and poems about the beauty of a charge and the grace of a leader. But I did not know that war was nothing more than butchery, as savage and unskilled as sticking a pig in the throat and leaving it to bleed to make the meat tender. I did not know that the style and nobility of the jousting arena had nothing to do with this thrust and stab. Just like killing a screaming piglet for bacon after chasing it round the sty. And I did not know that war thrilled men so: they come home laughing like schoolboys after a prank; but they have blood on their hands and a smear of something on their cloaks and the smell of smoke in their hair and a terrible ugly excitement on their faces.

I understand now why they break into convents, force women against their will, defy sanctuary to finish the killing chase. They arouse in themselves a wild vicious hunger more like animals than men. I did not know war was like this. I feel I have been a fool not to know, since I was raised in a kingdom at war and am the daughter of a man captured in battle, the widow of a night, the wife of a merciless solider. But I know now. #Quote by Philippa Gregory
History quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#160. The words 'bad timing' came to be ghosts haunting our every move in Birmingham. Yet people who used this argument were ignorant of the background of our planning ... they did not realize that it was ridiculous to speak of timing when the clock of history showed that the Negro had already suffered one hundred years of delay. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
History quotes by Benson Grayson
#161. Among the many who fruitlessly attempted thoughout history to create a time machine, one individual actually succeeded. He was surprisingly not a human. #Quote by Benson Grayson
History quotes by Hugh Howey
#162. the machines slowly rebuilding with recent history, having been wiped completely during the uprising. Access #Quote by Hugh Howey
History quotes by Steven Spielberg
#163. I love history. It was the only thing I did well at in school. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was not a good student but I was great at history. #Quote by Steven Spielberg
History quotes by Maryrose Wood
#164. Lady Constance swept into the room as giddy and foolish as ever. To look at her, you would think that nothing unpleasant had ever happened in the whole history of England. #Quote by Maryrose Wood
History quotes by Nancy Gibbs
#165. It's hard to think of any tool, any instrument, any object in history with which so many developed so close a relationship so quickly as we have with our phones. #Quote by Nancy Gibbs
History quotes by Gerda Lerner
#166. The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences, and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone. #Quote by Gerda Lerner
History quotes by Max Lucado
#167. Yes, your family history has some sad chapters. But your history doesn't have to be your future. The generational garbage can stop here and now. #Quote by Max Lucado
History quotes by George R.R. Martin
#168. When they write the history of my reign, sweet sister, they will say that it began tonight. #Quote by George R.R. Martin
History quotes by Maxine C. Aston
#169. Many AS men have a history of being rejected and bullied, so when he meets a woman who meets the necessary criteria for wife or partner he will make every effort to impress her and make her happy. He will focus all his attention on her and make her feel very special indeed. Many women describe this courtship time as a happy and a special time in the relationship, which unfortunately often comes to an abrupt end once the relationship is sealed. At this time many NT women are left disillusioned and wondering how they got it all so wrong that they did not see their partner's true character. #Quote by Maxine C. Aston
History quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#170. There is always a city. There is always a civilization. There is always a barbarian with a pickaxe. Sometimes you are the city, sometimes you are the civilization, but to become that city, that civilization, you once took a pickaxe and destroyed what you hated, and what you hated is what you did not understand. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
History quotes by Chuck Klosterman
#171. Tall people are naturally confident. History has proven this - Alexander the Great, Wilt Chamberlain, Gisele. #Quote by Chuck Klosterman
History quotes by Ralph Abernathy
#172. I went to jail 44 times. I've been beaten and left for dead on the side of the road fighting for freedom ... Yet Rosa Parks is better known in history than Ralph David Abernathy. Why is that? #Quote by Ralph Abernathy
History quotes by Debasish Mridha
#173. Without women, humanity will be history. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
History quotes by Anton Walbrook
#174. No people in the world other than the English would have had the courage, in the midst of war, to tell the people such unvarnished truth. #Quote by Anton Walbrook
History quotes by Banksy
#175. All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They've been used to start revolutions and to stop wars. #Quote by Banksy
History quotes by Eric Thomas
#176. We live in a society that says "You Gotta get yours" and I'm not suggesting that you don't handle your business but I want to show people ... Gandhi gave, Mother Theresa gave, Martin Luther King gave, Rosa Parks gave, Sojourner Truth gave, and these people had a rich life! They may have not had a Rolls Royce, Range Rover, or lived in the best neighborhoods but they changed history forever and they changed lives forever and that's what I aim to do. #Quote by Eric Thomas
History quotes by Jacqueline Winspear
#177. As friends they knew each other's history, knew the twists and turns that had brought them to this place in the world. And they understood each other's fears and frailties; nothing had to be explained. Now, #Quote by Jacqueline Winspear
History quotes by John Dominic Crossan
#178. 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
History quotes by Howard W. Hunter
#179. I have learned that those who engage in family history research and then perform the temple ordinance work for those whose names they have found will know the additional joy of receiving both halves of the blessing. #Quote by Howard W. Hunter
History quotes by Plato
#180. Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. #Quote by Plato
History quotes by Roger Mudd
#181. In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history, a president gives up the bulk of his privacy. #Quote by Roger Mudd
History quotes by Michael Adam Hamilton
#182. As an artist, I think it is important for us to mark places in history where we have made progress, to celebrate by expressing that reality. #Quote by Michael Adam Hamilton
History quotes by Tim Kreider
#183. What someone's lies reveal about them (aspirations to being an accomplished writer, fantasies of an exotic history and a cosmopolitan family) are always sadder than the fact of the lies themselves. These inventions illuminate the negative spaces of someone's self-image, their vanity and insecurities and most childish wishes, as we can infer from warped starlight the presence of a far vaster mass of dark matter. #Quote by Tim Kreider
History quotes by Niall Ferguson
#184. Historians are not scientists. They cannot (and should not even trying to) establish universal laws of social or political "physics" with reliable predictive powers. Why? Because there is no possibility of repeating the single, multi-millennium experiment that constant to the past. The sample size of human history is one. #Quote by Niall Ferguson
History quotes by W.G. Sebald
#185. Is the destruction not, rather, irrefutable proof that the catastrophes which develop, so to speak, in our hands and seem to break out suddenly are a kind of experiment, anticipating the point at which we shall drop out of what we will have thought for so long to be our autonomous history and back into the history of nature? #Quote by W.G. Sebald
History quotes by Thomas Sydenham
#186. In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance. #Quote by Thomas Sydenham
History quotes by Margaret Mead
#187. Women should be permitted to volunteer for non-combat service, [ ... ] We have no real way of knowing whether the kinds of training that teach men both courage and restraint would be adaptable to women or effective in a crisis. But the evidence of history and comparative studies of other species suggest that women as a fighting body might be far less amenable to the rules that prevent war from becoming a massacre and, with the use of modern weapons, that protect the survival of all humanity. That is what I meant by saying that women in combat might be too fierce. #Quote by Margaret Mead
History quotes by Sarah Gadon
#188. You want to be a part of something that is going to change history or make history or be bigger than yourself. #Quote by Sarah Gadon
History quotes by Oscar Wilde
#189. The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
History quotes by E.H. Gombrich
#190. The history of the world is, sadly, not a pretty poem. It offers little variety, and it is nearly always the unpleasant things that are repeated, over and over again. #Quote by E.H. Gombrich
History quotes by Chris Ahrens
#191. I have always loved the history of Los Angeles and Twilight in the City of Angels nails it.
--Danny Trejo, actor #Quote by Chris Ahrens
History quotes by Scott Ritter
#192. I was right about one of the most significant issues in modern American history. I was the only one who was right about one of the most significant issues in modern American history. #Quote by Scott Ritter
History quotes by Peter Clines
#193. Can you give me a simple version?
I am sorry Mr Teague, but no. This maybe difficult to believe, but the mechanism of traveling through history defy simple explanation. #Quote by Peter Clines
History quotes by Richard Rohr
#194. Western people are a ritually starved people, and in this are different than most of human history. #Quote by Richard Rohr
History quotes by Billy Graham
#195. [Jesus Christ] is the Lord of history. Nothing is taking God by surprise. Events are moving rapidly toward some sort of climax ... when His Son, Jesus Christ, returns to be rightful Ruler of the world. #Quote by Billy Graham
History quotes by David Brin
#196. The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal. #Quote by David Brin
History quotes by Craig Keener
#197. ...the early church fathers provide abundant evidence that gifts such as prophecy and miracles continued in their own time, even if not as abundantly as in the first century. Christians in the medieval and modern periods continued to embrace these activities of the Spirit. It is, in fact, cessationism that is not well documented in earlier history; it seems no coincidence that it arose only in a culture dominated by anti-supernaturalism. #Quote by Craig Keener
History quotes by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#198. Drinking wine and wearing trousers were nothing compared to reading the history of ideas. #Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
History quotes by Ann Brashares
#199. Carmen hated the 'life is too short" rationalization. She thought it was one of the lamer excuses in the history of excuse-making. Whenever you did something because "life is too short not to," you could be sure life would be just long enough to punish you for it. #Quote by Ann Brashares
History quotes by Mahmoud Darwish
#200. Later, we'll look up what was recorded in our history about yours in faraway lands.
Then we'll ask ourselves, Was Andalusia here or there? On earth, or only in poems? #Quote by Mahmoud Darwish

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