History Quotes

We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.

Sonia Johnson

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.

Peace Pilgrim

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

John F.Kennedy

In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.

Newt Gingrich

And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?

Bill Bryson

If God is watching us, as some believers suggest, as though we were a television show and God had a lot of free time, the deity would surely be bemused by how dumbed-down devotion has sometimes become in this so-called modern era. How might an omnipotent being with the long view of history respond to those who visit the traveling exhibit of a grilled-cheese sandwich, sold on eBay, that is said to bear the image of the Virgin Mary? It certainly argues against intelligent design, or at least intelligent design in humans.

Anna Quindlen

But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.

Bill Gates

Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.

Charles Dudley Warner

The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense

Bill Clinton

A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.

Washington Irving

History is like a constantly changing tree.

David Irving

I think history is inextricably linked to identity. If you don't know your history, if you don't know your family, who are you?

Mary Pipher

There is a self-satisfied dogmatism with which mankind at each period of its history cherishes the delusion of the finality of existing modes of knowledge.

Alfred North Whitehead
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