History Quotes

The great themes of Canadian history are as follows: Keeping the Americans out, keeping the French in, and trying to get the Natives to somehow disappear.

Will Ferguson

Recognizing Quebec as being different, recognizing our history, recognizing our identity, has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never been a threat to national unity.

Jean Charest

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

History, by appraising. ..[the students] of the past, will enable them to judge of the future.

Thomas Jefferson

Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.

Erica Jong

It is not "history" which uses men as a means of achieving -- as if it were an individual person -- its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.

Karl Marx

History itself touches only a small part of a nation's life. Most of the activities and sufferings of the people ... have been and will remain without written record.

E. L. Wood word

History teaches everything including the future.

Lamartine

History is Philosophy teaching by examples.

Thucydides

Well behaved women rarely make history.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.

Kurt Vonnegut

The most henious and the must cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives.

Mohandas K Gandhi

A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.

Robert Heinlein

It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible

Mark Twain

There are two kinds of man: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it.

Camilo Jose Cela
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