To take wine into your mouth is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.
The struggle between Liberty and Authority is the most conspicuous feature in the portions of history with which we are earliest familiar; particularly in that of Greece, Rome, and England
One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
The need for raising the awareness of this shameful chapter in U.S. history is more apparent than ever.
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth.
The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Water should not be judged by its history, but by its quality
I have three degrees in history and only one in law, but since I came back to specialize in constitutional law where history is so essentially a part and an explanation of much that exists, the two disciplines blended very well.
Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
Where would we be if throughout history, our greatest minds had feared that which they could not confirm? Embrace the unknown with caution, but not with fear.
The Iliad is the private lives of people thrown into disorder by history.
If one looks with a cold eye at the mess man has made of history, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that he has been afflicted by some built-in mental disorder which drives him towards self-destruction.
There is no short and easy road, no magic cure for those ills which have afflicted mankind from the dawn of history.
History is apt to judge harshly those who sacrifice tomorrow for today
“History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.”
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.
Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
The blackest chapter in the history of Witchcraft lies not in the malevolence of Witches but in the deliberate, gloating cruelty of their prosecutors.
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.