History Quotes

Widely dispersed knowledge concerning the important role of basic cooperative processes among living beings may lead to the acceptance of cooperation as a guiding principle both in social theory and as a basis for human behavior. Such a development when it occurs will alter the course of human history.

Warder Clyde Allee

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.

Arthur Ashe

History balances the frustration of 'how far we have to go' with the satisfaction of 'how far we have come.' It teaches us tolerance for the human shortcomings and imperfections which are not uniquely of our generation, but of all time.

Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

The great themes of Canadian history are as follows: Keeping the Americans out, keeping the French in, and trying to get the Natives to somehow disappear.

Will Ferguson

Recognizing Quebec as being different, recognizing our history, recognizing our identity, has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never been a threat to national unity.

Jean Charest

The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.

Thomas Jefferson

Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.

Erica Jong

It is not "history" which uses men as a means of achieving -- as if it were an individual person -- its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.

Karl Marx

History teaches everything including the future.

Lamartine

History is Philosophy teaching by examples.

Thucydides

Well behaved women rarely make history.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.

Kurt Vonnegut

The most henious and the must cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives.

Mohandas K Gandhi

A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.

Robert Heinlein

There are two kinds of man: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it.

Camilo Jose Cela

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

Winston Churchill

History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.

Mark Yost

History is not narration' as Thierry thought, nor analysis as Guizot thought, it is resurrection.

Michelet

History in our kind of society is not a luxury but a necessity.

Patrick Hazard

History remembers only the brilliant failures and the brilliant successes.

Randolph S. Bourne

I don't believe the truth will ever be known, and I have a great contempt for history.

Gen. George Meade

The Internet revolution is going to be like all the other revolutions we have seen in history. It's going to be over before a lot of us even know it started.

Adolfo Suarez

[A] ny fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.

Oscar Wilde

Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.

Barbara Ehrenreich
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