History Quotes

To understand a science it is necessary to know its history.

Isidore Marie Auguste Franois Xavier Comte

Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather.†

Ilka Chase†

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.

Georges Clemenceau

If one is determined to die for the truth, even a common man can create history.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

A people who are united and determined about its aim create history.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Not the existence of man, but the action of man sets the wheel of history of the struggle in motion.

Pirapakaran

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

Pirapakaran

America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.

George Walker Bush

The advance of freedom is the calling of our time; it is the calling of our country. From the Fourteen Points to the Four Freedoms, to the Speech at Westminster, America has put our power at the service of principle. We believe that liberty is the design of nature; we believe that liberty is the direction of history. We believe that human fulfillment and excellence come in the responsible exercise of liberty. And we believe that freedom the freedom we prize is not for us alone, it is the right and the capacity of all mankind.

George Walker Bush

Cycles of shortage and surplus characterize the entire history of oil.

Daniel Yergin

All cultures have grown out of myths. They are founded on myths. What these myths have given has been inspiration for aspiration. The economic interpretation of history is for the birds. Economics is itself a function of aspiration. Its what people aspire to that creates the field in which economics works.

Joseph Campbell

The self-styled intellectual who is impotent with pen and ink hungers to write history with sword and blood.

Eric Hoffer

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

Benito Mussolini

History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy.

Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski

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
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