History Quotes

Welcome to History Quotes, the best resource for renowned quotes from the past! Right here you will certainly find a collection of classic words from some of the most influential numbers in history. From the ancient Greeks to modern-day leaders, these quotes will certainly motivate as well as inspire you to make a difference in the world. Whether you're seeking a quote to share with a good friend or a quote to obey, you'll find it right here. So, explore our collection and also find the power of history!
Small: We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
"We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people - history has made us all South Africans"
Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Leader
Small: But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding - M
Marc Bloch
"But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding"
Marc Bloch, Historian
Small: I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past"
Thomas Jefferson, President
Small: Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to r
Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him"
Dwight D. Eisenhower, President
Small: History is mostly guessing the rest is prejudice - Will Durant
Will Durant
"History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice"
Will Durant, Historian
Small: We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understan
Doug Coupland
"We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes"
Doug Coupland, Author
Small: The southward advance of native African farmers with Central African crops halted in Natal, beyond which Centr
Jared Diamond
"The southward advance of native African farmers with Central African crops halted in Natal, beyond which Central African crops couldn't grow - with enormous consequences for the recent history of South Africa"
Jared Diamond, Author
Small: The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of
"The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion"
Potter Stewart, Judge
Small: I dont compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history - Al Oerter
Al Oerter
"I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history"
Al Oerter, Athlete
Small: I take office during the most difficult moment in the countrys recent history. The country can be saved - its
Lucas Papademos
"I take office during the most difficult moment in the country's recent history. The country can be saved - it's up to us. I think it is obvious for those who support this government to undertake the commitment and ensure that our country's euro membership is not endangered"
Lucas Papademos, Politician
Small: Sometimes history takes things into its own hands - Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall
"Sometimes history takes things into its own hands"
Thurgood Marshall, Judge
Small: The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh ove
"The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts"
Derek Walcott, Playwright
Small: Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with t
Thomas Jefferson
"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question"
Thomas Jefferson, President
Small: The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven - Benja
Benjamin Disraeli
"The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven"
Benjamin Disraeli, Statesman
Small: Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this
George Will
"Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment. But this doesn't matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he's fine. If it doesn't work, all of the adulation of journalists in the world won't matter"
George Will, Journalist
Small: Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point - Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
"Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point"
Mahatma Gandhi, Leader
Small: The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and y
Aldous Huxley
"The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different"
Aldous Huxley, Novelist
Small: Assassination has never changed the history of the world - Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
"Assassination has never changed the history of the world"
Benjamin Disraeli, Statesman
Small: De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history - Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley
"De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history"
Aldous Huxley, Novelist
Small: Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the p
Aristotle
"Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather
Aristotle
"Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars"
Aristotle, Philosopher
Small: One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is str
Albert Schweitzer
"One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history"
Albert Schweitzer, Theologian
Small: Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation
Mahatma Gandhi
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest"
Mahatma Gandhi, Leader
Small: A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of his
Mahatma Gandhi
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history"
Mahatma Gandhi, Leader
Small: That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of histor
Aldous Huxley
"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history"
Aldous Huxley, Novelist
Small: Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history
Aldous Huxley
"Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history"
Aldous Huxley, Novelist
Small: It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself - Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
"It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself"
Gertrude Stein, Author
Small: History has been the history of warfare - Godfrey Reggio
Godfrey Reggio
"History has been the history of warfare"
Godfrey Reggio, Director
Small: Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to tak
Jean-Paul Sartre
"Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry"
Jean-Paul Sartre, Philosopher
Small: History takes time. History makes memory - Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
"History takes time. History makes memory"
Gertrude Stein, Author
Small: Today we are fighting Communism. Okay. If Id been alive fifty years ago, the brand of Conservatism we have tod
Thor Heyerdahl
"Today we are fighting Communism. Okay. If I'd been alive fifty years ago, the brand of Conservatism we have today would have been damn near called Communism and we should have been told to go and fight that. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts"
Thor Heyerdahl, Explorer
Small: Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes - Voltaire
Voltaire
"Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes"
Voltaire, Writer
Small: The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle -
Eric Hoffer
"The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle"
Eric Hoffer, Writer
Small: History should be written as philosophy - Voltaire
Voltaire
"History should be written as philosophy"
Voltaire, Writer
Small: The majority see the obstacles the few see the objectives history records the successes of the latter, while o
Alfred A. Montapert
"The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former"
Alfred A. Montapert, Philosopher
Small: I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carr
Robert Frost
"I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power"
Robert Frost, Poet
Small: Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decisio
Lyndon B. Johnson
"Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good"
Lyndon B. Johnson, President
Small: Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history - Georg
George Bernard Shaw
"Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history"
George Bernard Shaw, Dramatist
Small: History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who werent there - George Santayana
George Santayana
"History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there"
George Santayana, Philosopher
Small: If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from exper
George Bernard Shaw
"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience"
George Bernard Shaw, Dramatist
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