History Quotes

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Small: The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down
"The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down"
A. Whitney Brown, Comedian
Small: History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon
Napoleon Bonaparte
"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon"
Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader
Small: A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason if he possesses some knowledge of t
"A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect"
Walter Scott, Novelist
Small: History is a set of lies agreed upon
Napoleon Bonaparte
"History is a set of lies agreed upon"
Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader
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: History takes time. History makes memory
Gertrude Stein
"History takes time. History makes memory"
Gertrude Stein, Author
Small: The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker
Richard M. Nixon
"The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker"
Richard M. Nixon, President
Small: We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it
John F. Kennedy
"We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it"
John F. Kennedy, President
Small: But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding
Marc Bloch
"But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding"
Marc Bloch, Historian
Small: It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins.
Benito Mussolini
"It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do"
Benito Mussolini, Politician
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: History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociolo
W. H. Auden
"History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology"
W. H. Auden, Poet
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: The future belongs to the strong the weak will be swept away by the tide of history
Wilhelm II
"The future belongs to the strong; the weak will be swept away by the tide of history"
Wilhelm II, Statesman
Small: Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies history has no place for them
Norodom Sihanouk
"Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them"
Norodom Sihanouk, Royalty
Small: History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested inter
B. R. Ambedkar
"History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them"
B. R. Ambedkar, Politician
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: I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engi
"I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments"
Friedrich August von Hayek, Economist
Small: Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of
"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire"
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Philosopher
Small: History shows that no enemy remains hostile forever, nor do friends remain friendly forever. For that reason,
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
"History shows that no enemy remains hostile forever, nor do friends remain friendly forever. For that reason, we intend to have normal relations with all"
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Statesman
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: History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly
Ambrose Bierce
"History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools"
Ambrose Bierce, Journalist
Small: I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past
Thomas Jefferson
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past"
Thomas Jefferson, President
Small: Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want not the allevi
Albert Camus
"Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery"
Albert Camus, Philosopher
Small: Democrats believe that government should reflect the sense of community that Americans demonstrated after Katr
"Democrats believe that government should reflect the sense of community that Americans demonstrated after Katrina - the sense of community that has defined and united America throughout its history"
Patrick J. Kennedy, Politician
Small: Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both
C. Wright Mills
"Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both"
C. Wright Mills, Sociologist
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: 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: Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity ha
John F. Kennedy
"Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder"
John F. Kennedy, President
Small: No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is mi
Richard M. Nixon
"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now"
Richard M. Nixon, President
Small: The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people
Benito Mussolini
"The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people"
Benito Mussolini, Politician
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: Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort
"Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort"
Mason Cooley, Writer
Small: Blood alone moves the wheels of history
Martin Luther
"Blood alone moves the wheels of history"
Martin Luther, Professor
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: 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: Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man
"Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man"
Jean Genet, Dramatist
Small: Sometimes - history needs a push
Vladimir Lenin
"Sometimes - history needs a push"
Vladimir Lenin, Leader
Small: Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence o
Franz Boas
"Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered"
Franz Boas, Scientist
Small: History is mostly guessing the rest is prejudice
Will Durant
"History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice"
Will Durant, Historian
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