History Quotes

History is the self-consciousness of humanity.


If I had succeeded, I would have been the greatest man known to history.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.

Dan Quayle

Only recently have we begun to clarify these muddy waters by revealing the Demosthenean corpus for what it is: oratory designed to sway public opinion and thereby to formulate public policy. That elusive creature, Truth, is everywhere subordinate to Rhetoric; Demosthenes' pronouncements are no more the true history of the period than are the public statements of politicians in any age.

Eugene N. Borza

There is no reason to deny the Macedonians' own traditions about their early kings and the migration of the Macedones[..] The basic story as provided by Herodotus and Thucydides, minus the interpolation of the Temenid connections, undoubtedly reflects the Macedonians' own traditions about their early history.

Eugene N. Borza

Here we have seen that their early history is still largely an open question. They may have had Greek origins: Whatever process produced the Greek-speakers (of that is how one defines "Greek") who lived south of Olympus may have also produced the Makedones who wandered out of the western mountains to establish a home and a kingdom in Pieria.

Eugene N. Borza

So much of political philosophy throughout history has consisted of concocting reasons why people have a duty to be tame animals in politicians cages.

James Bovard

There is no record in history of a happy philosopher.

Henry Louis Mencken

History is the story of events, with praise or blame.

Cotton Mather

The three greatest fools of History have been Jesus Christ, Don Quixote . . . and me!

Simn Jos Antonio de la Santsima Trinidad Bolvar y

Knowing yourself is not so much about introspection and interaction. To know yourself is to realize that you are more than the little self that has been given to you by your history — the pattern that others made — that your true self is, in truth, much larger and includes other people, other cultures, other species even. That life is less about being and more about interbeing. We come to know ourselves, then, through coming to know each other. And the deeper that knowledge, the richer and more creative t he world we build together

Danny Martin

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

Benjamin Disraeli

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.

Anatole Broyard

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

Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history

Abraham Lincoln
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