History Quotes

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

The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds

Paul Valery

A mystique of history and heritage surrounds the New York Yankees. It's like the old days revived. We're loved and hated, but always in larger doses than any other team. We're the only team in any sport whose name and uniform and insignia are synonymous with their entire sport all over the world.... the Yankees mean baseball to more people than all the other teams combined

Paul Blair

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.

Dave Barry

Nixon had three goals: to win by the biggest electoral landslide in history; to be remembered as a peacemaker; and to be accepted by the 'Establishment' as an equal. He achieved all these objectives at the end of 1972 and the beginning of 1973. And he lost them all two months later-partly because he turned a dream into an obsession

Henry Alfred Kissinger

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

Voltaire
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