History Quotes

Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.

Julio Cortazar

The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

Mark Twain

There is this long, wonderful history of the human race written in blood. We have this tendency to just take what we want. And that's how we treat the natural world as well. There's this sense of we're here, we're big, we've got the guns, we've got the technology, therefore we're entitled to every damn thing on this planet. That's not how it works and we're going to find out the hard way if we don't kind of wise up and start seeking a life that's in balance with the natural life on Earth.

James Cameron

Life is meaningless without the considerations of faith, love and inherited history in our nation.

Saddam Hussein

Name me any liquid except our own blood that flows more intimately and incessantly through the labyrinth of symbols we have conceived to make our status as human beings, from the rudest peasant festival to the mystery of the Eucharist. To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history

Clifton Fadiman

History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.

Malcolm Muggeridge

A great demand today is that work should be interesting. This is a recent development in human history, and workers in field or factory over the centuries would have been greatly puzzled by it.

George Watson

Journalism is in fact history on the run.

Thomas Griffith

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

This is perhaps the most beautiful time in human history; it is really pregnant with all kinds of creative possibilities made possible by science and technology which now constitute the slave of man - if man is not enslaved by it.

Jonas Salk

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

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.

B. C. Forbes

Blind patriotism has been kept intact by rewriting history to provide people with moral consolation and a psychological basis for denial.

William H. Boyer

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.

Mahatma Gandhi

Jesus Christ is to me the outstanding personality of all time, all history, both as Son of God and as Son of Man. Everything he ever said or did has value for us today and that is something you can say of no other man, dead or alive. There is no easy middle ground to stroll upon. You either accept Jesus or reject him.

Sholem Asch

All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself

Martin Luther

The biggest problem through out the history of man is the fact that racism is anything but an anomoly.

Erik Hansen

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression; we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations.

Franklin P. Adams

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it... The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.

Woodrow T. Wilson

Fascism is a European inquietude. It is a way of knowing everything -- history, the State, the achievement of the proletarianization of public life, a new way of knowing the phenomena of our epoch.

J. A. Primo De Rivera

In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity.

Roberto Benigni

The laws of a nation form the most instructive portion of its history

Edward Biggon

There is nothing that strengthens a nation like reading of a nation's own history, whether that history is recorded in books or embodied in customs, institutions and monuments

Joseph Anderson
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