History Quotes

It was the advent of the second plane, sharking in low over the Statue of Liberty: that was the defining moment. Until then, America thought she was witnessing nothing more serious than the worst aviation disaster in history; now she had a sense of the fantastic vehemence ranged against her.

Martin Amis

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.

Arthur Ashe

History balances the frustration of 'how far we have to go' with the satisfaction of 'how far we have come.' It teaches us tolerance for the human shortcomings and imperfections which are not uniquely of our generation, but of all time.

Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

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

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

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 teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

Ronald Reagan

Only a handful of men and women leave an imprint on the conscience of a nation and on the history that they helped shape, ...

Barack Obama

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.


History is Philosophy teaching by examples.


Well behaved women rarely make history.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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