History Quotes

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

Mitch Ratcliffe

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it

Nadia Boulanger

History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.

Thurgood Marshall

History is a vast early warning system.

Norman Cousins

Recalling some of the most spectacular horrors of history -- the burning of heretics and witches at the stake, the wholesale massacre of "heathens," and other no less repulsive manifestations of Christian civilization in Europe and elsewhere -- modern man is filled with pride in the "progress" accomplished, in one line at least, since the end of the dark ages of religious fanaticism.

Savitri Devi

The engineer has been, and is, a maker of history.

James Kip Finch

History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.

Leonard L. Levinson

The whole history of the Canadian north can be divided into two periods - before and after the aeroplane.

Hugh Keenleyside

Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.

Benito Mussolini

Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.

Norodom Sihanouk

The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.

Ruth Benedict

History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.

Laurence Overmire

Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.

Ibrahim Babangida

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.

Bertrand Russell

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.

H. P. Blavatsky

No country in history ever sent mothers of toddlers off to fight enemy soldiers until the United States did this in the Iraq war.

Phyllis Schlafly

History will judge the invasion of Iraq one of the greatest foreign policy misadventures of all time.

Senator John Kerry

In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice

Kronenberger, Louis

The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.

Charles and Ann Morse

The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.

Edwin Powell Hubble

This was a great year for preventive worrying. Seldom in recent history have so many people worried about so many things that didn't happen in the end.

James Reston

It is essential that we enable young people to see themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history, and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it.

Nelson Rockefeller

For a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

That is what the highest criticism really is, the record of one's own soul. It is more fascinating than history, as it is concerned simply with oneself. It is more delightful than philosophy, as its subject is concrete and not abstract, real and not vague. It is the only civilized form of autobiography.

Oscar Wilde
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