History Quotes

Nature is my friend. Life is my teacher of philosophy. History is my guide.


Recalling some of the most spectacular horrors of history -- the burning of heretics and witches at the stake, the wholesale massacre of "heathens," and other no less repulsive manifestations of Christian civilization in Europe and elsewhere -- modern man is filled with pride in the "progress" accomplished, in one line at least, since the end of the dark ages of religious fanaticism.

Savitri Devi

The engineer has been, and is, a maker of history.

James Kip Finch

History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.

Leonard L. Levinson

The whole history of the Canadian north can be divided into two periods - before and after the aeroplane.

Hugh Keenleyside

Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.

Benito Mussolini

The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.

Ruth Benedict

History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.

Laurence Overmire

Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.

Ibrahim Babangida

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.

Bertrand Russell

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.

H. P. Blavatsky

No country in history ever sent mothers of toddlers off to fight enemy soldiers until the United States did this in the Iraq war.

Phyllis Schlafly

History will judge the invasion of Iraq one of the greatest foreign policy misadventures of all time.

Senator John Kerry

In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice

Kronenberger, Louis

The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.

Charles and Ann Morse
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