History Quotes

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

The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors.

Meridel Le Sueur

The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.

Harry S Truman

The supreme purpose of history is a better world.

Herbert Hoover

History without politics descends to mere Literature.

Sir John Robert Seely

In its amplest meaning History includes every trace and vestige of everything that man has done or thought since first he appeared on the earth.

James Harvey Robinson

History is still in large measure poetry to me.

Jakob Burckhardt

History is the science of what never happens twice.

Paul Valery

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.

Tim Robbins

Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.

Ruth Benedict
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