History Quotes

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

William H. Boyer

Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.

Mao Zedong

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

All through history it's the nations that have given most to generals and the least to the people that have been the first to fall

Harry S Truman

So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobedience of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and a few great men,

Charlton Heston

[America is] a rebellious nation. Our whole history is treason; our blood was attained before we were born; our creeds were infidelity to the mother church; our constitution treason to our fatherland.

Theodore Parker

Oppression is but another name for irresponsible power, if history is to be trusted.

William Pinkney

If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell

Thomas Merton

History proves nothing because it contains everything.

Emil Cioran

History does not belong to us; we belong to it.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

History is full of delightful reversals, where the opposite of what one predicts comes true.

Edmund Carpenter

One ceases to be lonely only in recollection; perhaps that is why people read history.

John Andrew Rice

People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them.

James Baldwin

The value of history. ..is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.

R. G. Collingwood
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