History Quotes

This is the single most important land-use decision in the lifetime of most of the people in this room. In terms of acreage involved, there's nothing that compares with it. No other single conservation decision in history is of its magnitude, except the action of President Theodore Roosevelt in establishing the national forests at a time when they were seriously threatened.

Morris Udall

There is only the eternal serial moment of now. It contains the total pattern, the complete history.

Edmund Cooper

It is my opinion that human history can make no sense unless evil doings are recognized for what they are, and that they are bearable only if somehow they may be redeemed.

Simon Conway Morris

The time is almost upon us when a pack-train must wind its way up a graveled highway and turn its bellmare in the pasture of a summer hotel. When that day comes, the pack-train will be dead, the diamond hitch will be merely rope, and Kit Carson and Jim Bridger will be names in a history lesson. And thenceforth the march of empire will be a matter of gasoline and four wheel brakes.

Aldo Leopold

The potential output of the 9,000 million acres of world forest...indicate(s) that the forests can be made to produce about 50 times their present volume of end products and still remain a permanently self-renewing source for our raw-material supplies. Only forests -- no other raw-material resource -- can yield such returns. The forest can, and so must, end the chronic scarcities of material goods that have harassed man's existence since the beginning of history.

Egon Glesinger

We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.

Paulo Coelho

If you rely only on experience, youll simply keep applying old solutions to new problems. I know a lot of people who feel they have an identity only when theyre talking about their problems. That way, they exist, because their problems are linked to what they judge to be their history.

Paulo Coelho

To understand a science it is necessary to know its history.

Isidore Marie Auguste Franois Xavier Comte

Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather.†

Ilka Chase†

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.

Georges Clemenceau

If one is determined to die for the truth, even a common man can create history.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Independence struggles alone are dynamism for the history of humanity.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Not the existence of man, but the action of man sets the wheel of history of the struggle in motion.

Pirapakaran

Nature is my friend. Life is my teacher of philosophy. History is my guide.

Pirapakaran

America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.

George Walker Bush

The advance of freedom is the calling of our time; it is the calling of our country. From the Fourteen Points to the Four Freedoms, to the Speech at Westminster, America has put our power at the service of principle. We believe that liberty is the design of nature; we believe that liberty is the direction of history. We believe that human fulfillment and excellence come in the responsible exercise of liberty. And we believe that freedom the freedom we prize is not for us alone, it is the right and the capacity of all mankind.

George Walker Bush

Cycles of shortage and surplus characterize the entire history of oil.

Daniel Yergin

All cultures have grown out of myths. They are founded on myths. What these myths have given has been inspiration for aspiration. The economic interpretation of history is for the birds. Economics is itself a function of aspiration. Its what people aspire to that creates the field in which economics works.

Joseph Campbell

The self-styled intellectual who is impotent with pen and ink hungers to write history with sword and blood.

Eric Hoffer

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

Benito Mussolini

History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy.

Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski

The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite

Thomas Jefferson

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

William H. Borah

There remains an experience of incomparable value. We have for once learned to see the great events of world history from below, from the perspective of the outcasts, the suspects, the maltreated in short, from the perspective of those who suffer. Mere waiting and looking on is not Christian behavior. Christians are called to compassion and to action.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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