Quotes and Sayings about History



"When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Computers, History, Books, Past, Reading, Writing)

"I got a call to come in and meet Fox, and the rest is history."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: History, Rest)

"Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: History, People, Idea)

"Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest changer in history."
- Ralph Abernathy
(Related: Change, History)

"You can't walk alone. Many have given the illusion, but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way. Each man is bedded in his people, their history, their culture, and their values."
- Peter Abrahams
(Related: History, People, Values, Culture, Illusion, Man)

"I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework. And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: History, Legal)

"When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: History, Ideas, Leading, Spirits)

"No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: History, Thought, People, Enemies, Freedom)

"History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong."
- John Acton
(Related: History, Suffering, Wrong)

"History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul."
- Lord Acton
(Related: History, Soul, Burden, Memory)

"And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that."
- Lord Acton
(Related: History, Men, Power, Control)

"The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

"There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Art, Experience, Nature, History, Science, Man, Moods, Spirit, World)

"We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression; we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: History, Peace, Aggression, Nations, Nothing)

"I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I'm wrong, I am inclined to agree with him."
- Henry Adams
(Related: Faith, History, Wrong)

"History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided."
- Konrad Adenauer
(Related: History)

"It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history."
- Renata Adler
(Related: Experience, History, Self)

"History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: History, Language)

"In Thailand's history there have been dissensions from time to time, but in general, unity has prevailed."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: History, Time, Unity)

"The first movie was mostly about George and Julia. This one is mostly about me and Catherine and our love story and our whole history. So it's a very different movie."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Love, History, First)

"I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Art, History, Love, Movies, Friends, Museums, Reading, Relaxation, Writing)

"Our dear country, Iran, throughout history has been subject to threats."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: History, Country)

"The advent of self-government for the Iraqi people is a watershed moment in their history."
- Todd Akin
(Related: History, People, Self)

"The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: History, Chivalry, Remarkable)

"History is a relay of revolutions."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: History)

"We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion."
- Fred Allen
(Related: History, Time, Age, Comedy, First, Jokes, Living, Machine)

"I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed."
- George Allen
(Related: History, Action, Failure, Apology, Senate, states, Today, United, Victims)

"You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: History, People, Name, Now, Play, Sense, Want, Years)

"Through history, people look for something spiritual. The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith, too."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Men, Religion, Faith, History, People, Scientists, Spiritual, World)

"We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: History, Americans, Night, Poison, Soldiers, Will)

"History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: History, Victory, Conflict, Economics, Ethics, Force)

"You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: History, Hate, School)

"Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: War, History, Progress, Winning, World, World war)

"Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: History, Life, Present)

"History is everything that has ever happened."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: History)

"They killed my character off and as God would have it, just when they told me I would never work again, I got cast in a little program called Roots, and as they would say, the rest is history."
- John Amos
(Related: History, Work, God, Character, Rest)

"No, my degree was history, not the practice of art! I can't draw to save my life you know."
- Emma Anderson
(Related: Life, History, Practice)

"For the first time in history, a private company is organizing a mission to the moon. This mission will inspire countries of the world, citizens, our youth."
- Eric Anderson
(Related: Time, History, Company, Countries, First, Mission, Moon, Will, World, Youth)

"I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head. And I regret that."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: History, Science, Geography, Regret)

"I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the time when the big Cold War was going on."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Time, War, History)

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: History, Courage, Pain)

"More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: History, Destiny, Friends, Nations, United)

"Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: History, Life, Books, Talk)

"The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?"
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: History, Romance, Truth, Lovers, Satisfaction)

"Your great country is wonderful at stealing pieces of history and using it for its own purposes, so there didn't seem to be anything particularly unusual about it but the English were incredibly exercised about it."
- Michael Apted
(Related: History, Country, English)

"It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis."
- Michael Apted
(Related: History, Machines, Miracles)

"It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: History)

"No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: History, Politics, Beginning, Cause, Existence, Fact, Freedom, Tyranny)

"It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: History, Nature, Act, Appearance, Mankind, Past)

"Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will."
- Dario Argento
(Related: History, Work, Thought, Audiences, Film, Will)

"Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular."
- Aristotle
(Related: History, Poetry)

"Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars."
- Aristotle
(Related: History, Nature, Poetry)

"Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: History, Technology, War, Blood, Information, Media, Military, Opinion, World)

"You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Equality, History, Life)

"We released 400,000 classified documents, the most extraordinary history of a war to ever have been released in our civilization. Those documents cover 109,000 deaths. That is serious matter."
- Julian Assange
(Related: History, War, Civilization)

"In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out is not authentic."
- Julian Assange
(Related: History, Being)

"The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race."
- Francis William Aston
(Related: History, Science, Fact, Future, Importance, Possibilities, Race, Remarkable)

"You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for."
- David Attenborough
(Related: History, Decisions, Environment, Value)

"I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Travel, History, Animals, Order)

"In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes."
- David Attenborough
(Related: History, Fact, Old, Opinion, Opinions)

"History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: History, Answers, Anthropology, Questions, Study)

"May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that "faith" is even more difficult for Him than it is for us?"
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Faith, History, God, May, Race)

"Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Science, Astronomy, Fiction, Future, Physics, Ships, Space)

"To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende."
- Erich Auerbach
(Related: History, Historians)

"Going back into the history of a word, very often into Latin, we come back pretty commonly to pictures or models of how things happen or are done."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: History, Pretty, Word)

"March 11, 2004, now occupies a place in the history of infamy."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: History, March, Now)

"Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: History, Culture, Debate)

"With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: History, Ideas, Being, Body, March, Present)

"The history of our country is not the history of any other country in the world which is either practicing advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: History, Country, Democracy, World)

"Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Experience, History, Democracy, Nothing)

"To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: History, Science, Knowledge, Medicine, Profession)

"Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future."
- Joe Baca
(Related: History, War, Winning, Future, Nation, World, World war)

"After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Government, History, Money, Country, Debt, Washington)

"The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: History, War, America, Effort, Now, Project, Veterans)

"Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: History, Time, Shipwreck)

"The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: History, Civilization, First)

"The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Art, History, Causes, Light, Rest, Shadow)

"Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history."
- Anita Baker
(Related: History, Medical, Happiness, Emotions, Motherhood, Nothing, Words)

"This is what happens, when, for the first time in modern history, a candidate resorts to lawsuits to try to overturn the outcome of an election for president."
- James Baker
(Related: Time, History, First, President)

"The impact of the magazine was very strong. As I said, it portrayed dinosaurs as part of the geological history, part of the story of life on earth. It struck that paleontology was the career for me."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Life, History, Career, Earth)

"Sweetheart, I'm the biggest ripped-off cartoonist in the history of the world, and that's all I'm going to say."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: History, World)

"All I know is that history repeats itself and people are going to want to experience the world. But I know then they are going to have a better appreciation for what is here in Maine."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Experience, History, People, Appreciation, Want, World)

"People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: History, People)

"American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: History, American)

"I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: History, Time, Circumstance)

"The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land."
- James Baldwin
(Related: History, American, Land)

"In conclusion we may say, in view of the confirmation that our study has given of the parallelism between individual and racial thought of the Self, that in the history of psychology we discern the great profile which the race has drawn on the pages of time."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: History, Time, Thought, May, Psychology, Race, Self, Study)

"The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self, the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: History, Development, Being, Meaning, Psychology, Self)

"I come back to the same thing: We've got the greatest pipeline in the company's history in the next 12 months, and we've had the most amazing financial results possible over the last five years, and we're predicting being back at double-digit revenue growth in fiscal year '06."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: History, Financial, Growth, Being, Company, Months, Results, Years)

"Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter, which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, Time, History, God, Possibility, Appearance, Man)

"Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Art, History, Religion, Romance, Humanity, Passion)

"All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Art, History, Religion, Humanity, Passion)

"My major allegiance has been to storytelling, not to history."
- Russell Banks
(Related: History)

"My other bodily ailments have become mere matters of history."
- William Banting
(Related: History)

"The Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have taken the biggest lurch to the left in policy in American history. There've been no - no Congress, no administration that has run this far to the left in such a small period of time. And there is a reaction to that."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: History, Time, Policy, American, Congress)

"The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting."
- Dave Barry
(Related: History, Development, Communication, Internet, Invention, Waiting)

"This is an exciting time. A new chapter in our history."
- John Barth
(Related: History, Time)

"More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills and proclamations."
- John Barth
(Related: History)

"Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation."
- Joe Barton
(Related: History, Sacrifice, America, Heroes, Nation, Stars)

"We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism."
- Billy Barty
(Related: History, Dreams, People, Faults)

"If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: History, Peace, Past, Years)

"It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: History, Change, Future, Man, Nonsense)

"Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb."
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Related: History, Dumb, Philosophy)

"Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: History, Nothing, Race)

"History has spurts and then is steady, and then maybe even backing up a step, and then forward again."
- Alan Bean
(Related: History)

"For the last 4 years, our Federal Government has produced the four biggest deficits in history, and the estimated 2006 deficit of $423 billion is projected to be the largest of all."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Government, History, Years)

"All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
- Charles A. Beard
(Related: History, Power, God, Gods, First, Stars)

"Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: History, Fashion, Needs)

"Happy is the nation without a history."
- Cesare Beccaria
(Related: History, Nation)

"But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: History, Work, Act, Civil liberties, Nation, Years)

"I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to comics history."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: History, Pretty)

"I can't change history, I don't want to change history. I can only change the future. I'm working on that."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Change, History, Future, Want)

"The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: History, Heart, Heroism, World)

"The greatest concubines in history knew that everything revealed with nothing concealed is a bore."
- Geoffrey Beene
(Related: History, Nothing)

"Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most investigated couple in American history - now the most thoroughly exonerated couple in American history."
- Paul Begala
(Related: History, American, Now)

"Throughout history there have been many other examples, similar to that of Haeckel, Huxley and the cell, where a key piece of a particular scientific puzzle was beyond the understanding of the age."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Age, History, Key, Understanding)

"Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: History, Life, Effect, Language, Nationalism, Question, Religious)

"And History will smile to think that this is the species for which Socrates and Jesus Christ died."
- Julien Benda
(Related: History, Christ, Smile, Will)

"Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: History, Work, Thought, Being, Cinema, Content, Film, Pretty)

"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
(Related: History, Decision, Future, Racism, Today, Will, World)

"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
(Related: History, Life, Community, First)

"In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: History, Country, Fascism, Humanity, Italy, World)

"Value people on their potential, not on their history."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: History, People, Potential, Value)

"If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: History, Time, Car, Famous)

"I know the history of the record business so well because I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios. It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: Business, History, Holiday, Today)

"I guess if I weren't an actor, I'd be a history professor."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: History, Actor)

"Legend remains victorious in spite of history."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: History)

"And religion causes most of the problems, war, and economics of course, and study your history or you're going to repeat it; and if you're burning a Harry Potter book you need some serious counseling, you don't get it, you're missing the whole point."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: History, Religion, War, Causes, Economics, Problems, Study)

"First of all, there's no mention of political parties in the Constitution, so you begin American history with not only no political conventions but also no parties."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: History, American, Constitution, First)

"Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: History, Time, Development, Glory, Race)

"History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: History, Events, Fools, Soldiers)

"The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: History, Acquaintance, Nations)

"The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: History, Accident, Heroism)

"In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: History, Art, Language, Painting, Play, Song, World)

"History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: History, Philosophy)

"That great dust-heap called 'history'."
- Augustine Birrell
"The main thing is to make history, not to write it."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: History)

"The source of wealth is from individuals with little or no history of interest in the game, who have happened upon football as a means of serving some hidden agenda."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: History, Wealth, Football, Interest)

"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
(Related: History, Men, Anthropology, Doctrine, Property, Theories)

"History is, in its essentials, the science of change. It knows and it teaches that it is impossible to find two events that are ever exactly alike, because the conditions from which they spring are never identical."
- Marc Bloch
(Related: History, Science, Change, Events, Spring)

"But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding."
- Marc Bloch
(Related: History, Understanding)

"Yes, they broke the law, but we can't deport them. Let's get over this pointing fingers and do something about that, whether it - they have to pay a fine, learn to speak English, the history, you can do that. And then you have to give visas for the skills we need."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: History, English, Law)

"It wasn't simply that Clinton created the greatest prosperity in the country's history. Or that we created 22 million new jobs, more than ever before. Under Clinton, poverty was reduced 25%."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: History, Country, Jobs, Poverty, Prosperity)

"It's absolutely crucial for the Democrats to have a sense of their history, of who they are, in order to be able to project their values and stand up for them."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: History, Values, Democrats, Order, Project, Sense)

"It was the biggest suppression of voting rights in our country's history since Jim Crow. And the thread of race runs from the beginning to the end of my book."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: History, Beginning, Country, End, Rights, Race, Voting)

"Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered."
- Franz Boas
(Related: History, People, Influence, Present, Study)

"Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers."
- Franz Boas
(Related: History, Quiet)

"The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom."
- Jean Bodin
(Related: History, Wisdom, Beginning, Study)

"I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history."
- Humphrey Bogart
(Related: History, Actor)

"Hale had answered when the President of the United States can't go to a city of the United States and be protected, we've come to a very difficult time in our nation's history, and encouraged him to come."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Time, History, Nation, President, states, United)

"Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: History, Virtue, Philosophy, Skepticism)

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: History, People, Events, Past)

"History is a set of lies agreed upon."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: History, Lies)

"What is history but a fable agreed upon?"
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: History)

"History's lesson is to make the most of reform opportunities when they arise because they do not arise often and they do not last long."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: History, Reform)

"We are still living in the aftershock of Hiroshima, people are still the scars of history."
- Edward Bond
(Related: History, People, Living)

"Villa Grande has in many ways symbolized an important, but less than pleasant, part of our history."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: History)

"At many points during our nation's history, there have been times - known in our history textbooks as "panics" - when adverse conditions affecting the financial and economic sectors of the country have caused individuals to hoard more than they need."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: History, Financial, Country, Nation)

"Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: History, People, Country, Disaster, Fact, Writing)

"In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: History, Ignorance, Perceptions, Sense, Words)

"We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives."
- Anita Borg
(Related: History, Building)

"Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: History, Man)

"I want this book to be facts, to be important, to be history."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: History, Facts, Want)

"Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization without destabilizing the whole planet."
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(Related: History, Civilization, Defeat, Force)

"Yet through history gays have always dominated religious life and churches."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: History, Life, Churches, Religious)

"English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: History, Men, American, English, Fathers, Trying)

"The history of American politics is littered with bodies of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all."
- Benjamin C. Bradlee
(Related: History, Politics, People, American)

"I'm trying to make a case for those people who don't have a sense of belonging that they should have, that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging, and recasting and looking at our modern history."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: History, People, Sense, Trying)

"Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the general framework of history, so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions, we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life."
- Fernand Braudel
(Related: History, Life, Difficulties, May, Paradoxes, Respect, Unity)

"History may be divided into three movements: what moves rapidly, what moves slowly and what appears not to move at all."
- Fernand Braudel
(Related: History, May)

"People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Experience, Finance, Government, History, People, Committee, Common sense, First, Senate, State, Want, Woman)

"All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds."
- Richard Brautigan
(Related: History, Clouds)

"The 2000 election exposed some ugly history in our country."
- Donna Brazile
(Related: History, Country, Ugly)

"It is the recognition of history as a record of human experience which has inevitably resulted in the inclusion of this conquest of civilization within the framework of a complete human history."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Experience, History, Civilization, Conquest)

"This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: History, Now, Obvious, Old, University)

"In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: History, America, Europe, Historians, Responsibility, Sense)

"The man who first gave history a recognized place in science was an ancient historian."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: History, Science, First, Man)

"We look to the history of the time of framing and to the intervening history of interpretation. But the ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: History, Time, Question, Words)

"Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: History, War, Injustice, Mind, Opposition, Popular, Vietnam)

"A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests."
- Aristide Briand
(Related: History, Battle, Conservation, Country, Heroism, Justice, Right, Troops)

"I've always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans - the original Americans."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: History, Americans, Country, Native Americans)

"The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal."
- David Brin
(Related: History, Mistake, Habit, First)

"Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians."
- David Brinkley
(Related: History, Power, Politicians, Press)

"For the first time in history, we declared war without financing it. Americans have not been asked to pay for it through taxes."
- David Broder
(Related: Time, War, History, Americans, First, Taxes)

"The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: History, Lie, Consciousness, First)

"What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history."
- Avery Brooks
(Related: History, Being, Feeling, Thinking)

"But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers."
- Preston Brooks
(Related: History, Time, Country, Future, Self, Strangers, Unkindness)

"I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this - Tito and Mao Tse-tung."
- Earl Browder
(Related: History, Leadership, Influence, Open, Struggle)

"Marxism conceives of the new system of socialism as the necessary outcome of all previous history made possible and necessary only by that previous history."
- Earl Browder
(Related: History, Marxism, Socialism)

"Marxism is an interpretation of history which explains the progress of society as a product of the expansion of the forces of production of the material means of life, that is, the development of economy."
- Earl Browder
(Related: History, Society, Life, Development, Progress, Economy, Marxism, Production)

"The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down."
- A. Whitney Brown
(Related: History, Past)

"Young people have been at the forefront of every great social movement in our country's history."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: History, People, Country)

"Today, as we look back on the history of our nation and take note of how far we have come as a people, we are reminded that we owe a great debt to those who fought valiantly for the freedoms that we easily take for granted."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: History, People, Debt, Nation, Today)

"Right around the end of the fifties, college students and young people in general, began to realize that this music was almost like a history of our country - this music contained the real history of the people of this country."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: History, Music, People, College, Country, End, Right, Students)

"We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: History, Irony, Tourists)

"Since creation of the E.U. a half century ago, Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history."
- John Bruton
(Related: History, Peace, Creation, Europe)

"My place in history will depend on what I can do for the people and not on what the people can do for me."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: History, People, Will)

"Music history has flowed under the bridges for many years."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: History, Music, Years)

"There was a time in American history when almost every white person knew who Aretha Franklin was."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: History, Time, American)

"According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: History, Afghanistan, Army)

"We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: History, Intelligence, Failure, Months, states, United)

"It was critical to finding a way out. I had assumed young women knew the history of feminism and must have felt gratitude to the movement for the opportunities that the work we have done has afforded them."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: History, Women, Work, Gratitude, Feminism)

"A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'"
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: History, Conservative)

"If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: History, People, Past)

"It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: History, American, Lying, Media, President)

"It's unbelievable, there's a book out attacking Gore, when he's the most unfortunate loser in political history."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: History)

"We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: History, Men)

"The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: History, Idea, EnglFate)

"But it is a law of life and development in history where two national civilizations meet they fight for ascendancy."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: History, Life, Development, Fight, Law)

"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: History)

"We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history. We were born in a violent revolution, and we've been in wars ever since. We're not a pacific people."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Time, History, People, Country, Revolution, Violence)

"Whether or not the standard of living made possible by mass production and in turn by mass circulation, is supported by and filled with the work of us hucksters, I guess is something that only history can decide."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: History, Work, Living, Production)

"I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling."
- Frances Burney
(Related: History, Truth, Possibility, Appearance)

"The Thames is liquid history."
- John Burns
(Related: History)

"I subscribe to William Faulkner's' view that history is not just about what we were before but who we are now."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Now)

"You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Learning, Living, Present, Reading, Vice)

"Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Impression, Survival, Being, Past, Question, Will)

"History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Challenge, Diaries, Light, Popular)

"History's just been made for sale to an inside deal."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History)

"I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral."
- John Burroughs
(Related: History, Feeling)

"I think politics can no longer be assigned to parliamentary activity and it probably never could be. But politics with a small p and the history of trade union movement really interests me."
- Saffron Burrows
(Related: History, Politics, Trade)

"But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You're looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: History, Gender)

"The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now, and you and I will not be around to see it."
- George W. Bush
(Related: History, Now, Will, Years)

"Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history - revisionist historians is what I like to call them."
- George W. Bush
(Related: History, Historians, Now)

"Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us."
- George W. Bush
(Related: History, Americans)

"I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way."
- George W. Bush
(Related: History, People, American, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people - history has made us all South Africans."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: History, People, Culture, Destiny, Language)

"The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, History, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Weakness, World)

"The history of art is the history of revivals."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Art, History)

"John Paul II, above all, managed to contain the huge mass of frustration, of hate that had accumulated in that region, in favour of a peaceful transition. This was, without doubt, something that changed European history."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: History, Doubt, Frustration, Hate)

"This war is not necessary. We are truly sleepwalking through history."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: History, War)

"I'm always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago than I will Duluth or some place like that. Just because of the history and the people there are way more knowledgeable than a lot of other cities. It's an amazing music scene with some great bands and great musicians."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: History, Music, People, Chicago, Cities, Musicians, Will)

"History does not always repeat itself."
- John W. Campbell
(Related: History)

"To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything."
- Albert Camus
(Related: History, Indifference, Misery, Sun)

"Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery."
- Albert Camus
(Related: History, Misery, Want)

"I mean, look, Nancy Pelosi said in the very beginning this is going to be the most open, honest and ethical Congress in history. And what we're seeing is she's breaking that promise every day."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: History, Beginning, Congress, Day, Open, Promise)

"In all my study of history, I have never found a time or place I would rather have lived than now."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Time, History, Now, Study)

"The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: History, Leadership, Truth, Selling, America, Children, Congress, Credit, Future, President, Republican)

"No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: History, Men, Biography, Man, World)

"History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: History, People, Majority, Youth)

"History, a distillation of rumour."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: History)

"I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: History, Anger, Focus, Military, Pretty, Trying, Violence)

"History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you tonight in the greatest confidence. Sometimes there are no winners at all. And sometimes nobody needs to lose."
- John le Carre
(Related: History, Confidence, Needs, Secrets, Will)

"I wanted to be a part of the Disney history."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: History, Disney)

"This is a Disney animated feature; it's eternal, it's history. What's there to think about'"
- Tia Carrere
(Related: History, Disney)

"Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Experience, History, Reading, World)

"The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Health, History, Control, Awareness, Destiny, First, Habits)

"There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: History, War, Character, Courage, Friends, Glory, Help)

"The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke; it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Age, History, Life, Circumstance, Memory, Months, Will, Years)

"These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: History, Patriotism, Character, Country, Heroes, Honor, Nation, Terror)

"The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things."
- Richard Cecil
(Related: History, God, Bible, Will)

"There are two kinds of man: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it."
- Camilo Jose Cela
(Related: History)

"We never, ever in the history of mankind have had access to so much information so quickly and so easily."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: History, Information, Mankind)

"I have taught history on the high school and college levels, and am or have been a lecturer at the Smithsonian, The National Institutes of Health, and numerous colleges and universities, mostly on science fiction and technology subjects."
- Jack L. Chalker
(Related: History, Science, Technology, Health, College, Fiction, School)

"Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history."
- Nicolas Chamfort
(Related: History, Love, Marriage, Reason)

"For the first time in history we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behaviour."
- Margaret Chan
(Related: History, Time, Evolution, First)

"It is very difficult to hang onto the relics of history."
- Iris Chang
(Related: History)

"Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Faith, History, People, Heart, Skepticism, World)

"I've been on the show for six years and I don't even know what her history is. I sort of make things up in my mind, but I think it's hard for an audience to follow and invest in a character when they don't have the details."
- Crystal Chappell
(Related: History, Character, Mind, Years)

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: History, Time, Love, God, Fire, Gravity, Man, Tides, Will, World)

"Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire."
- Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: History, Time, Love, God, Fire, Gravity, Tides, Will, World)

"Recognizing Quebec as being different, recognizing our history, recognizing our identity, has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never been a threat to national unity."
- Jean Charest
(Related: History, Being, Identity, Unity)

"Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?"
- Prince Charles
(Related: History, First)

"Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather."
- Ilka Chase
(Related: History, Famous, Weather)

"I would consider all of the legislation which I have supported meaningless if I were to sit idly by, silent, during a period which may go down in history as an era when we permitted the curtailment of our liberties."
- Dennis Chavez
(Related: History, Legislation, May)

"The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War II, just as the world was beginning to learn the full horrors of history's worst genocide, the Holocaust that consumed 6 million Jews and 3 million others in Europe."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: War, History, Beginning, Europe, Genocide, Nations, United, World, World war)

"The history of Wall Street is inseparable from New York."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: History)

"I have a little history. I met Stone Temple Pilots, and their guitar player was a huge Extreme fan. Somewhere down the road, Extreme made its statement."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: History, Temple, Extreme, Guitar, Road)

"I have had success throughout the years. Some of the hard rock bands today don't have the history that I have."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: History, Success, Today, Years)

"You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that I have with other people I played with. There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: History, People, Extreme, Will)

"People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: History, People, Nothing)

"I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, History, Artist)

"I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, History, Feminism, Humanism, Trying)

"The Iraqi Free Press, which did not exist 18 months ago because there was no such thing as the Iraqi Free Press, broke a story about the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, which could potentially turn out to be the largest scandal in history."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: History, Months, Oil, Press, Scandal)

"The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: History, Survival, Justification)

"The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: History, Nature, Human nature, Manipulation, Nothing)

"The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: History, Bible, Books)

"You have to look at history as an evolution of society."
- Jean Chretien
(Related: History, Society, Evolution)

"My clerkship with Justice Douglas was tremendously important. He told me, Christopher, get out into the stream of history and see what happens. I've tried to follow that advice."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: History, Advice, Justice)

"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: History, Lies, Secrets, Study)

"For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: History, Past, Will)

"History is written by the victors."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: History)

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: History, Will)

"Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?"
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: History, Fear, Boredom, Result)

"If we turn to palaeontology to tell us about our biological evolution it is to prehistory that we look for evidence of the evolution of specifically human patterns of behaviour."
- John G. D. Clark
(Related: Evolution)

"As contemporary history reminds us we are human to the extent that we are able to chose between alternatives."
- John G. D. Clark
(Related: History)

"Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord, his history is an account of what he saw and heard; and, being influenced by the Holy Spirit, his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: History, Being, Credibility, Spirit)

"The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: History, Religion, Morality, Mankind, May, Tragedy)

"I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began."
- John Henrik Clarke
(Related: Age, History, People, African, School, World)

"Was the real Jesus of history one and the same as the Christ of faith whom we read about in the New Testament and worship in the church? Was Jesus really raised from the dead? Is he really the divine Lord of lords?"
- John Clayton
(Related: Faith, History, Church, Christ, New testament, Worship)

"History could pass for a scarlet text, its jot and title graven red in human blood."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: History, Blood)

"I want to write a book which is the history of comedy."
- John Cleese
(Related: History, Comedy, Want)

"America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization."
- Georges Clemenceau
(Related: History, Civilization, America, Nation)

"Bush does not want to go down in history as the president who lost in Iraq. His strategy to the extent he has one is to hang tough and let whoever succeeds him take the fall."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: History, Strategy, Iraq, President, Want)

"If privacy ends where hypocrisy begins, Kitty Kelley's steamy expose is a contribution to contemporary history."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: History, Hypocrisy, Privacy)

"At the unveiling at the White House of the presidential portrait, President Bush pointed out that Hillary Clinton was the first sitting Senator in history to have her portrait hanging in the White House."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: History, First, President)

"As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Government, History, Today, Words)

"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."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, History, Cause, Common sense, Problems)

"In economic panics throughout history, the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners and the middle class has often led to social revolution, sometimes violent upheavals."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: History, Class, Revolution, Middle class)

"You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Art, History, Nothing, Painting, Sound, Will)

"I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing. I contributed. I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me."
- Brian Clough
(Related: History, Hope, Epitaphs, Want)

"I think it's also the case that I'm not as widely travelled, or as well-educated in history, as most of the other novelists I meet: so I have to write about my own country, at the present time, because it's more or less all I know about!"
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: History, Time, Country, Present)

"Our history is not our destiny."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: History, Destiny)

"Freedom has no history."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: History, Freedom)

"There remains, however, the hope, at least in Russia, that, as sometimes happens in history, the memory of lost alternatives will one day inspire efforts to regain them."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: History, Hope, Day, Memory, Russia, Will)

"Global Warming: It is a hoax. It is bad science. It is high-jacking public policy. It is the greatest scam in history."
- John Coleman
(Related: History, Science, Policy, Public, Public policy)

"It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming."
- John Coleman
(Related: Environmental, History, Global warming, Illusion, Motives, Scientists)

"The point of that is, if you look at Walgreen's history, they've always been pioneers in the application of technology. They're the only drugstore chain that I know to have their own satellite."
- James Collins
(Related: History, Technology)

"History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Art, History, Song, World)

"Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: History, Nature, Effort, Human nature, Psychology, Trying)

"Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: History, Literary, Will, Word)

"First, the year 2004, the year past, the Comptroller General of the United States, David A. Walker, said that arguably it was the worst year in American fiscal history, clearly setting our Nation on an unsustainable path."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: History, American, First, Nation, Past, states, United)

"It took the first 204 years of our Nation's history to accumulate $1 trillion in debt. And now we are doing that every 2 or 3 years."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: History, Debt, First, Nation, Now, Years)

"I am very proud to come back, to speak on the disinterested effort we have made and I believe that, with all due respect, that the decisions we made, when we turned our final report over to President Johnson, will stand in history."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: History, Decisions, Effort, President, Respect, Will)

"A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast."
- Peter Cooper
(Related: History, Accident, Events, Reason, Result)

"The people who make history are not the people who make it who are there but the people who make it and then write about it."
- Julian Cope
(Related: History, People)

"For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: History, Duty, Study)

"The ability of Americans to toss off oppressive characters is the most rewarding aspect, to me, of U.S. history."
- Norman Corwin
(Related: History, Ability, Americans)

"This was a tragic event in human history, but by paying tribute to the Armenian community we ensure the lessons of the Armenian genocide are properly understood and acknowledged."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: History, Community, Genocide, Tribute)

"As Members of Congress and people of conscience, we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history, and ensure that future generations know what happened."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Work, History, People, Congress, Conscience, Future, Generations, Indifference)

"When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it. It was just a great time for the world, in terms of looking back in history and seeing how we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: History, Time, Trouble, World)

"Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: History, Games)

"It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Family, History, People, Knowledge, Care, Generations)

"We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: History, Precedents)

"A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: History, Life, Ideas)

"A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: History, Life, Ideas, Famous, Metaphor)

"History is a vast early warning system."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: History)

"Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: History, Earth, Mankind)

"Live out of your imagination, not your history."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: History, Imagination)

"You know Manchester is always a bit of a hard place for people coming from London, just with all the history. Manchester has this immensely huge and healthy history musically."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: History, People, London)

"Kennedy invited us into the White House-the first time in the history of the White House picketers had been invited inside. This made front page headlines."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: History, Time, First)

"It's a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don't come along very often so I thought, 'Why not?'"
- Daniel Craig
(Related: History, Thought, Challenge, Responsibility)

"The subject matter is very tricky. It's about the Munich massacre and what Mossad did afterwards with the assassination squads. I think it's a turning point in history, especially for the Palestinians."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: History, Assassination)

"Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: History, Civilization, Beginning, Class, Destruction, Force)

"Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: History, Education, Science, Wealth, Christianity, Democracy, Inheritance, Repetition, Years)

"History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances."
- Donald Creighton
(Related: History, Character, Circumstances)

"As history since Hiroshima shows, the best, perhaps the only, way to curb war is to deter it with such overwhelming force as to turn it from a struggle into suicide."
- Martin van Creveld
(Related: History, War, Force, Struggle, Suicide)

"The first phase of American political history was characterized by the conflict between the Federalists and the Republicans, and it resulted in the complete triumph of the latter."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: History, American, Conflict, First, Republicans)

"American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation, and much matter for regret and humiliation."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: History, American, Pride, Regret)

"We are at a major epoch in human history, which is that we don't need sex to recreate the race. You can have babies without sex. This is the first time in human history that has been true, and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: History, Time, Sex, Babies, Example, First, Race)

"Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing they're whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: History, Religion, Cinema, Culture, Language, Literary, Want)

"I think that show will go down in history... people will scratch their heads and say 'How did this ever get on the air?' I mean, they finally have a planet that's populated with a black race and then they present them as savage warriors, and the men want the white girl!"
- Denise Crosby
(Related: Men, History, People, Present, Race, Want, Will)

"The people who have really made history are the martyrs."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: History, People, Martyrs)

"If we look at music history closely, it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades, if not centuries."
- George Crumb
(Related: Art, History, Music)

"It is not observed in history that families improve with time."
- George William Curtis
(Related: History, Time)

"Every great crisis of human history is a pass of Thermopylae, and there is always a Leonidas and his three hundred to die in it, if they can not conquer."
- George William Curtis
(Related: History, Crisis)

"While we read history we make history."
- George William Curtis
(Related: History)

"I love Chicago. It's such a great town, and it's got great culture and great history, and it's not as extreme as LA or New York, and it's just- it's hard for me for work, because I don't live and work in the same place and that's tough. But I'm- I love it."
- Joan Cusack
(Related: Love, Work, History, Chicago, Culture, Extreme)

"Sir, allusion has been made, in an early stage of this debate, to the history of the excitement which once pervaded a considerable part of the country, in reference to the transportation of the mails on the Lord's day."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: History, Country, Day, Debate, Excitement)

"My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect."
- George Cuvier
(Related: History, Animals, Earth, First, Importance, Land, Respect, Theory, Will)

"In this decisive hour of our national history, union means life and division means death."
- Bao Dai
(Related: Death, Life, History)

"And then for the first time in history a Cook County state's attorney was reelected for a third time."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: History, Time, First, State)

"There was a strange atmosphere on the set because we were filming in this large house, which was used for troubled children. You'd go in and find walls had been burnt down. The building was charged with this history and it stayed with us throughout the filming."
- Beatrice Dalle
(Related: History, Building, Children)

"I'm a history buff, and right now we're sitting on one of the most dramatic historical shifts that this planet has ever seen and we have a front row seat for it."
- James Daly
(Related: History, Now, Right)

"Even the bands I dig don't have a history of attaining mass consumption."
- Evan Dando
(Related: History)

"Maybe philosophy - I love talking about ideas. Or maybe art history. I was thinking about psychology, then I got really afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Art, Love, History, Ideas, Philosophy, Psychology, Talking, Thinking)

"There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Work, History, Drama, Fiction, Fun, Responsibility, Sense)

"I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions."
- James D'arcy
(Related: History, Emotions, Irish, Now, Perspective, Sense)

"Although this is a fictitious story the history is real. You don't want to re-write history but you certainly want to portray events and characters as realistically as you can."
- James D'arcy
(Related: History, Events, Want)

"History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: History, Wrong)

"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: History)

"Watergate was unique because it allowed the public to play its democratic role in expressing its outrage at the presidency. And as a result, for the first time in history a president resigned."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: History, Time, First, Play, Presidency, President, Public, Result)

"And it has some weight, I mean, the whole history of the gargoyles, that's some wonderful stuff."
- Keith David
(Related: History, Weight)

"History's like a story in a way: it depends on who's telling it."
- Dorothy Salisbury Davis
(Related: History)

"Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule."
- Jefferson Davis
(Related: History, Events, Majority)

"But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Experience, History, Science, Ideas, Appreciation, Rest, Thinking, Wonder)

"Every great movement in the history of Western civilization from the Carolingian age to the nineteenth century has been an international movement which owed its existence and its development to the cooperation of many different peoples."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Age, History, Civilization, Development, Cooperation, Existence)

"It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not to be found in the other great oriental religions."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: History, Life, Nature, Christian, Doctrine, Human nature, Value)

"I want to suggest a feeling. It's ridiculous to assume you can state an opinion. Somebody else can never relate to the lyric in the same way because their whole experience is different. You can only suggest, then people add their own history and experience to the lyrics."
- Danielle Dax
(Related: Experience, History, People, Feeling, Opinion, State, Want)

"Our history is that we can very aggressively, if necessary, and openly and democratically discuss our differences. We have a democratic history in which we come together and vote on these things."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: History, Vote)

"Time and time again, history has proved that the conservatives are right and the liberals are wrong."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: History, Time, Liberals, Right, Wrong)

"When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong."
- Eugene V. Debs
(Related: History, Majority, Principles, Wrong)

"We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature, and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: History, Freedom, Past)

"Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage - the union between one man and one woman - has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: History, Marriage, Time, Civilization, Building, Dawn, Man, Nation, Now, Woman)

"France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: History, People, America, American, Culture, Disaster, Europe, France)

"India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country."
- Anita Desai
(Related: History, Country, Old, Past)

"The book begins and ends with the visits to give the impression of a tunnel into their ancestors and family history. I believe in going backwards into the past - I felt I was digging a tunnel back to the past."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Family, History, Impression, Past)

"Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis."
- John Dewey
(Related: History, Beliefs, Man, Old, Surrender)

"Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent."
- Anita Diament
(Related: History, Love, Acting, Americans, Shakespeare, Writing)

"Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction - namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Science, Fiction, Isolation, Study, Years)

"The broadest pattern of history - namely, the differences between human societies on different continents - seems to me to be attributable to differences among continental environments, and not to biological differences among peoples themselves."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History)

"The southward advance of native African farmers with Central African crops halted in Natal, beyond which Central African crops couldn't grow - with enormous consequences for the recent history of South Africa."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, African, Consequences)

"We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide, and for the same reason that psychologists study the minds of murderers and rapists... to understand how those evil things came about."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Evil, Genocide, Reason, Study)

"We're uncomfortable about considering history as a science. It's classified as a social science, which is considered not quite scientific."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Science)

"I decided that now is the time to start doing the things that really interest me and I find important. It was in the 10 years of the MacArthur grant that I began working on my first book... and I began putting more work into environmental history."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Environmental, History, Time, Work, First, Interest, Now, Years)

"Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Explanations, Past, Reason)

"Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there's nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: History, Faces, Friends, Mystery, Nothing, Strangers)

"However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time - well into the eighteenth century."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: History, Society, Time, Metaphysics, Old)

"The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: History, Past, Present)

"Well, I'm not sure, but of one thing I am certain: History judges one differently than contemporary observers, and so I think that as time passes, I hope that not me personally so much, but our administration will be seen for some of the things that we accomplished."
- David Dinkins
(Related: History, Time, Hope, Judges, Will)

"Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Biography, Nothing, Theory)

"The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: History, Earth, Heaven, World)

"Assassination has never changed the history of the world."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: History, Assassination, World)

"History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: History, People, End, Myth, Present)

"As the Iraqi people better understand that Saddam Hussein and his regime are history, it is my hope that they will get behind the coalition effort to help them create a democratic government and rebuild their country."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Government, History, People, Hope, Country, Effort, Help, Will)

"In a network situation, a vice president, while he's shaving, can decide your history."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: History, Network, President, Vice)

"The history of the Church of Rome is a constant leakage of members into such breakaway cults, which go on splitting."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: History, Church, Rome)

"Some scholars have been arguing that a civilizational clash between organized religions is the next step in human history."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: History)

"The right to revolt has sources deep in our history."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: History, Deep, Right)

"Indeed, scientific truth by consensus has had a uniformly bad history."
- David Douglass
(Related: History, Truth)

"For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: History, Nature, Illness, Myths, Spirits)

"To try to expunge an individual's history is a terrible violation."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: History)

"I didn't choose Russia but Russia chose me. I had been fascinated from an early age by the culture, the language, the literature and the history to the place."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Age, History, Culture, Language, Literature, Russia)

"As an actor, you have to have your history."
- Nora Dunn
(Related: History, Actor)

"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say."
- Will Durant
(Related: History, Nothing)

"Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard."
- Will Durant
(Related: History, Money, Man, Will)

"History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice."
- Will Durant
(Related: History, Prejudice, Rest)

"History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: History, Living, Repetition, Wrong)

"World history is tragic."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: History, World)

"The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: History, Ruin, World)

"There is humor in the specter of the worst disaster in our nation's history. All I have to do is sweep away the debris of shock to find it."
- Will Durst
(Related: Humor, History, Disaster, Nation)

"Stereotypes involving Christian identity, Christian persecution is so far back in history now that no one fears it being revived, unless you live in China, I guess."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: History, Christian, Being, Identity, Now, Persecution)

"I'm a smart guy, I know the history of this issue and why people care about it."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: History, People, Care)

"A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke."
- Max Eastman
(Related: History)

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."
- Abba Eban
(Related: History, Men, Nations)

"I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender."
- Abba Eban
(Related: History, Peace, War, First, Surrender)

"I have always felt that this story is universal. When I began to understand the details of the history, I felt that the most compelling aspect was not what happened, but what continues to happen and how it is denied."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: History)

"Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: History, Favors)

"I promised her an interesting life and good food, and the rest is history."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: History, Life, Food, Rest)

"Things have never been more like the way they are today in history."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: History, Today)

"The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: History, Men, Chance, Choice)

"Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: History, Future, Lies, Man)

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: History, Care, Freedom)

"It's been a strange day - a day when I thought I was on top of the world, planning my life. I planned all of my courses for the rest of the semester at Smith, and talked to my advisor about honoring in History."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: History, Life, Thought, Day, Planning, Rest, World)

"History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes."
- Paul Eldridge
(Related: History)

"The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history."
- George Eliot
(Related: History, Women, Nations)

"Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar."
- George Eliot
(Related: History, Past, Rome)

"You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know."
- George Eliot
(Related: History, Men, Persecution)

"The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: History, Men, Women, Heart, Nation)

"It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected character witnesses in all of U.S. history to testify that the primal urge has a most distinguished presidential pedigree."
- Joseph J. Ellis
(Related: History, Character)

"I love thinking about American history, thinking about LA history. I love brooding on crime."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Love, History, American, Crime, Thinking)

"As a kid, I sensed history going on all around me, but the basic thrust of it didn't move me."
- James Ellroy
(Related: History)

"Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: History, Creation, Prayer)

"I don't want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but he didn't pass an economic deal in the first 100 days. We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: History, Negative, Act, Country, First, Want)

"Everybody knows they're on the Obama team: There isn't vice presidential vs. presidential division, there's not a generational pull. People have internalized that this is a real moment in history."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: History, People, Vice)

"Black women all over the world should re-unite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us."
- Buchi Emecheta
(Related: History, Women, World)

"The countless number of influential figures in American history who are of Caribbean heritage indicates the need to set aside a designated time to celebrate their contribution to our country."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: History, Time, American, Country)

"It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future, we will continue to celebrate the many achievements and rich culture of African-Americans."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: History, Hope, African, Culture, Future, Will)

"All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: History, Development, Class)

"I know every note in every song, the whole history of it, even parts that were there and are gone."
- Enya
(Related: History, Song)

"What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: History, Superiority, Civilization, Man, Sense)

"Western history has been a history of deed done, actions performed and results achieved."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: History, Actions, Deed, Results)

"Throughout America's young history there has been a necessary tension between the individual and the group."
- Harold Evans
(Related: History, America, Tension)

"World War II was a decisive time in our history and June 6, 1944, marked the decisive moment of the war."
- Lane Evans
(Related: History, Time, War, June, World, World war)

"I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor."
- Edward Everett
(Related: History, Men, Time, Sacrifice, Gratitude, Admiration, Dawn, Honor, May, Memory, Present, Safety)

"My mother took my picture to a model agency and the rest is history."
- Angie Everhart
(Related: History, Mother, Rest)

"But Maastricht was not the end of history. It was a first step towards a Europe of growth, of employment, a social Europe. That was the vision of Francois Mitterrand. We are far from that now."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: History, Growth, Vision, End, Europe, First, Now)

"The common people have no history: persecuted by the present, they cannot think of preserving the memory of the past."
- Jean Henri Fabre
(Related: People, Memory, Past, Present)

"To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history."
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
(Related: History, Wine)

"I'm a hopeless mother; a hopeless wife; I have to try harder. I'm just a pathetic case history, really."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: History, Mother, Wife)

"We knew it was going to be the biggest event scheduled in the history of women's sports, but we didn't ever fathom we would be playing before sold-out stadiums all over the country."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: History, Sports, Women, Country)

"It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died."
- William Faulkner
(Related: History, Life, Books, Effort)

"There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: History, Sports, Disasters, England, Responsibility)

"The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning."
- Adam Ferguson
(Related: History, Beginning, Mankind)

"I should add that it is open to debate whether what we call the writing of history these days is truly scientific."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: History, Debate, Open, Writing)

"Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Life, History, Connection, Future, Past, Present)

"Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: History, Blind, Majority, Minority, Struggle)

"Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: History, Answers)

"It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: History, Hope, Direction, Ignorance, Man, Uncertainty)

"Might does not make right, it only makes history."
- Jim Fiebig
(Related: History, Right)

"All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn't read it the way you read history or science."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Art, History, Science, Criticism)

"In a way, the history of jazz's development is a small mirror of classical music's development through the centuries. Now jazz is a living form of original music, while classical music has gotten to the end of its cycle in terms of exploring its form."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: History, Music, Development, End, Jazz, Living, Now)

"Any idea can be brought into the classroom if the point is to inquire into its structure, history, influence and so forth. But no idea belongs in the classroom if the point of introducing it is to recruit your students for the political agenda it may be thought to imply."
- Stanley Fish
(Related: History, Thought, Idea, Classroom, Influence, May, Students)

"I loved psychology and I loved history."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: History, Psychology)

"It's a journalist's job to be a witness to history. We're not there to worry about ourselves. We're there to try and get as near as we can, in an imperfect world, to the truth and get the truth out."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: History, Truth, Job, World, Worry)

"The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: History, American, Freedom, Pride, Symbol)

"Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: History, Causes, Ignorance, Slander)

"It has been suggested at various times that I should start an operation in the United Kingdom but - bearing in mind my age and medical history - I think this would be not a very sensible way to go forward."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Age, History, Medical, Mind, United)

"Whenever you move, I think you lose your history."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: History)

"It states, History should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future. It also suggests that this celebration of the end of slavery is an important and enriching part of the history and heritage of the United States."
- Mark Foley
(Related: History, End, Future, Past, Slavery, states, Understanding, United)

"World War II is the greatest drama in human history, the biggest war ever and a true battle of good and evil. I imagine writers will continue to get stories from it, and readers will continue to love them, for many more years."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Love, War, History, Battle, Drama, Evil, Will, World, World war, Writers, Years)

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: History, Obstacles)

"It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: History, Man, Prison)

"September 11 awoke us to the threat of terrorism. It was forever bookmarked in our history as the day when life as Americans knew it, changed forever."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: History, Life, Americans, Day, Terrorism)

"History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Experience, History, Progress, Confusion)

"History is more or less bunk."
- Henry Ford
(Related: History)

"We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today."
- Henry Ford
(Related: History, Present, Today, Tradition, Want, Worth)

"I loved history, particularly of the British, American and Old Testament kind."
- Luke Ford
(Related: History, American, Old)

"History develops, art stands still."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Art, History)

"In the annals of history, few men have left a more positive imprint on the world than Pope John Paul II."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Men, History, Positive, World)

"Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: History, Appreciation, Hurt, Painting, Understanding)

"I guess I've played a lot of victims, but that's what a lot of the history of women is about."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: History, Women, Victims)

"In times of war, it is often best to look to our history to see how past generations of Americans dealt with the loss of their countrymen in just causes."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: History, War, Americans, Causes, Generations, Loss, Past)

"History books that contain no lies are extremely dull."
- Anatole France
(Related: History, Books, Lies)

"There are some cities that I did take time out to study, 'cause I love history and one of them was Boston, and of course Rome and all of those places like that. But, in Syracuse or Rochester, or any of those places, no."
- Connie Francis
(Related: History, Love, Time, Boston, Cities, Rome, Study)

"I am responsible only to God and history."
- Francisco Franco
(Related: History, God)

"The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: History, Liberty)

"It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: History, People, Liberty)

"I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Change, History, Washington)

"I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women's history."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: History, Women)

"I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family history documented in a very powerful computer or a CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Family, History, Computer, Years)

"I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: History, American, Want)

"You're going to relegate my history to a month."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: History)

"Black history is American history."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: History, American)

"The history of medicine is the history of the unusual."
- Robert M. Fresco
(Related: History, Medicine)

"So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: History, People)

"History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: History, Capitalism, Freedom)

"It created a global platform that allowed more people to plug and play, collaborate and compete, share knowledge and share work, than anything we have ever seen in the history of the world."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: History, Work, People, Knowledge, Play, World)

"I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power."
- Robert Frost
(Related: History, Power, Washington, World)

"In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: History, Thought, People, Security)

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Death, Dreams, Imagination, Love, Experience, History, Knowledge, Hope, Cure, Facts, Grief, Laughter, Myth)

"The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Experience, History, Character, May, Will)

"In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it."
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Related: History, Fact)

"It's been argued that of all the animals humans have domesticated, the horse is the most important to our history. For thousands of years, horses were our most reliable mode of transportation."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: History, Animals, Horses, Years)

"All religions have periods in their history which are looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution, and each religion has its own book of martyrs."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: History, Religion, Fear, Martyrs, Persecution)

"I think that both men, Bush and Blair, will be damned in history. Both men have made their respective countries the two most hated countries in the world."
- George Galloway
(Related: Men, History, Countries, Will, World)

"Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: History, Men, Man)

"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: History, Act, Nation, Will)

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, History, Body, Mission, Spirits)

"History never looks like history when you are living through it."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: History, Living)

"Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency by planning to obtain it."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: History, Men, Planning, Presidency)

"To this wonderful page in our country's history another more glorious still will be added, and the slave shall show at last to his free brothers a sharpened sword forged from the links of his fetters."
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Related: History, Brothers, Country, Will)

"Let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: History, Idea, Boston, Democrats, Man, Party, Racism, Taxes, Tea)

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: History, People, Knowledge, Culture, Past)

"We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it."
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset
(Related: History)

"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."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Art, History, Artist, Concern, Loss, Public)

"In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?"
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: History, Men, Friend, Events, Now, Satisfaction, Solitude, Temptation)

"And my interest in history was, and remains, very strong: what I wanted was to understand certain things better by understanding them psychoanalytically."
- Peter Gay
(Related: History, Interest, Understanding)

"This is what I wanted. They tell me that London is the best field in history. I wanted to be part of that. Because everyone will be there it will be a wonderful challenge for me. You can see the best runners, how they look, how they run. For me to beat the best is what counts."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: History, Challenge, London, Will)

"Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: History, Science, Anthropology, Consciousness, Gender, Literature)

"Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man."
- Jean Genet
(Related: History, People, Man)

"Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves."
- Phyllis George
(Related: Money, History, Fun, Necessity, Now, Sense)

"I want to become a student. I want to read Chinese history and go on a dig."
- Lou Gerstner
(Related: History, Want)

"Even the great bad guys in cinema history, they're likable."
- Balthazar Getty
(Related: History, Cinema)

"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: History, Mankind)

"History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: History, Mankind)

"A lot of them want to come and play for Manchester United. They want to play because Alex has a record of giving youth a chance and we have the history and heritage of Manchester United."
- David Gill
(Related: History, Chance, Giving, Play, United, Want, Youth)

"I think the idea is now for blacks to write about the history of our music. It's time for that, because whites have been doing it all the time. It's time for us to do it ourselves and tell it like it is."
- Dizzy Gillespie
(Related: History, Time, Music, Idea, Now)

"The highest percentage of African Americans own their own homes today than ever in our nation's history."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: History, African, Americans, Nation, Today)

"The Declaration of Independence is a sacred part of American history."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: History, American, Independence)

"But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: History, Power, Feeling, Light, Reason)

"In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: History, American, Cliches, Party)

"President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Food, History, Successful, American, President)

"There are several books out on punk history, but I haven't read any of them. I was there."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: History, Books, Punk)

"Today's global justice movement may be the biggest, most diverse and energetic in history."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: History, Justice, May, Today)

"We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the 20th century because of the vulnerability of social movements to demagoguery."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: History, May, Vulnerability)

"Mills insisted that a sociologist's proper subject was the intersection of biography and history."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: History, Biography)

"No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Experience, History, School)

"The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: History, Men, Women, Soul, Progress, Blood, Body, Cause, Man, Right, Woman)

"Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history."
- Doris Kearns Goodwin
(Related: History, President)

"I turned pro and won Rookie of the Year on the South African Tour and then it took me two tries at the qualifying school on the European Tour and to get my card and the rest is history."
- Retief Goosen
(Related: History, African, Rest, School)

"The Deep South has a completely different history, both good and bad, that is fascinating for everybody. It makes people work together who usually don't, and that sounds like a cliche in so many ways, but it actually happened... and it happened because of a beautiful idea."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Work, History, People, Idea, Deep)

"The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: History, Act, Writer)

"No people in the history of the world have ever been so misunderstood, so misjudged, and so cruelly maligned."
- John Brown Gordon
(Related: History, People, World)

"A lot of the great songwriters in history have been collaborators, with a separate lyricist."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: History)

"Just think, if I had understood my lawyer and if he and I had communicated properly in January 1958, this whole history would have been entirely different ."
- Gordon Gould
(Related: History)

"News is the first rough draft of history."
- Philip L. Graham
(Related: History, Draft, First, News)

"As a state we are so uniquely positioned in so many ways. Our geography, our placement in the country, and our history positions us to be the state that propels energy efficiency as an industry."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: History, Country, Efficiency, Energy, Geography, State)

"From a reality perspective, I'm sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don't know what is."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: History, Needs, Perspective, Reality)

"Our great history has been that people came to Michigan because you didn't have to have a college degree to get a good-paying job. Consequently, we have got a larger number of our population that right now are facing outsourcing, et cetera, without higher or advanced degrees."
- Jennifer M. Granholm
(Related: History, People, College, Job, Now, Population, Right)

"Every actor in the room honored Sidney for being there so many years before. And everybody was so moved to be at a place where history was being made again. It was tangible."
- Lee Grant
(Related: History, Actor, Being, Years)

"The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing."
- Norman Granz
(Related: History, Dancing, First, Jazz, Singing)

"History has repeatedly shown that when a new method or material becomes available, new uses for it arise."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: History)

"I did some commercials and a couple of B movies, then a few pilots that didn't go anywhere. Eventually I did the pilot for Beverly Hills, 90210. The rest is history."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: History, Movies, Rest)

"How it came to pass that man, originally taught, as we doubt not he was, to know and to worship the true Jehovah, is found, at so early a period of his history, a worshiper of baser objects, it is foreign to our present purpose to inquire."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: History, Purpose, Doubt, Man, Present, Worship)

"History has not dealt kindly with the aftermath of protracted periods of low risk premiums."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: History, Risk)

"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."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: History, Victory, Books)

"Roger King is, without a doubt, the greatest salesman in the history of anything. And I don't ever limit him just to television. He could sell you anything."
- Merv Griffin
(Related: History, Doubt, Television)

"I am not so different in my history of abandonment from anyone else after all. We have all been split away from the earth, each other, ourselves."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: History, Earth)

"Journalism is in fact history on the run."
- Thomas Griffith
(Related: History, Fact, Journalism)

"In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas."
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Related: History, Ideas)

"Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before."
- Matt Groening
(Related: History, Beginning, Writers)

"There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline."
- Andy Grove
(Related: Change, History, Performance, Company)

"We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word?"
- John Guare
(Related: History, State, Word, World)

"History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other."
- Philip Guedalla
(Related: History, Historians)

"Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium."
- Philip Guedalla
(Related: History, Biography, Fiction)

"For the first time in history all the major countries in the world are pushing together to reach this goal... building something in space that is really for all humankind."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: History, Time, Goal, Building, Countries, First, Space, World)

"I realized that I had traveled to Havana during what now seems like the childhood of the Cuban Revolution, if you think that Fidel has now been in power for 44 extremely long years. I started looking at the revolution as history, and not as part of the daily news."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: Power, History, Childhood, Revolution, News, Now, Years)

"Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs."
- David Ben Gurion
(Related: Change, History)

"I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world... When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts."
- David Guterson
(Related: History, Politics, News, World, Writing)

"Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants, about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: History, People, Fear, Ignorance, Nation, Old, Uncertainty)

"If the September 11 terror attack is supposed to constitute a caesura in world history, it must be able to stand comparison to other events of world historical impact."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: History, Events, Terror, World)

"The Internet makes it possible for people like me to live the way I do now. Without it, I'd have to be in New York or some other city. I think the Internet is the greatest invention in history after antibiotics."
- Jane Haddam
(Related: History, People, Internet, Invention, Now)

"I'd like to write a history, maybe of the Reformation."
- Jane Haddam
(Related: History)

"The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Time, History, Development, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Nations, Needs, Play, Reform, Security, Stability, Today, United)

"You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: History, Failure, Frustration)

"When I began writing that I was able and did travel and met some fascinating people and also uncovered some history, which has not been discovered before."
- Arthur Hailey
(Related: Travel, History, People, Writing)

"It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: History, Cinema)

"Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: History, Movies, People)

"Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history."
- Robert Hall
(Related: History, Attention, Biography, Literary, Unity)

"I am a fan of history."
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: History)

"Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: History, Will)

"Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: History, Destiny, Meaning, Mystery, Reason, World)

"Food might be more immediately important than history but if you don't understand what's been done to you - by your own people and the so-called "they" - you can never get around it."
- Henry Hampton
(Related: Food, History, People)

"Everybody needs history but the people who need it most are poor folks - people without resources or options."
- Henry Hampton
(Related: History, People, Needs, Options, Poor)

"No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture."
- Learned Hand
(Related: History, Cause, Devil, Doubt, May, Quotes, Scripture, Support)

"We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise."
- Terry Hands
(Related: History, People, May, Mistakes)

"My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Peace, War, History, Argument, Poor, Reading)

"That was the first time ever in history that anybody got Special Guest Star. I started that whole nonsense."
- Jonathan Harris
(Related: History, Time, First, Guest, Nonsense)

"Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history. After the rise comes the fall."
- Paul Harris
(Related: History, Superiority, Nation)

"There never has been a time in our history when work was so abundant or when wages were as high, whether measured by the currency in which they are paid or by their power to supply the necessaries and comforts of life."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: History, Life, Power, Time, Work, Wages)

"In an age where history is recorded on T-shirts, the very notion of dwelling on the deep structure of an experience has come to appear both arcane and archaic."
- Thomas Harrison
(Related: Age, Experience, History, Deep)

"Few characters in history are indispensable."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: History)

"From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger there was but one man without whom English history must have taken a different turn, and that was William Pitt the elder."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: History, English, Man)

"Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: History, War, Hope, Loss)

"It avoids a self-conscious relationship to the act. We live in the most self-conscious society in the history of mankind. There are good things in that, but there are also terrible things. The worst of it is, that we find it hard to give ourselves to the cultural process."
- Larry Harvey
(Related: History, Society, Act, Mankind, Self)

"The nature of journalism has been the enemy of idealism and the source of cynicism among American reporters and editors throughout our history."
- Richard Harwood
(Related: History, Nature, American, Cynicism, Editors, Enemy, Idealism, Journalism)

"After eight months of one of the most intensive public and private investigations in American history, no one - no one - has come up with a shred of evidence that I had anything to do with the anthrax letters. I have never worked with anthrax. I know nothing about this matter."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: History, American, Letters, Months, Nothing, Public)

"The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: History, Science, Events, May, Order)

"If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world, there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong."
- Jeff Hawkins
(Related: History, Obstacles, Understanding, World, Wrong)

"The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history that's least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: History, Civil rights, Historians)

"I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: History, Exaggeration, Gain, Inflation)

"I don't see women and think of them as competition or with judgment. Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we've been mistreated throughout history in different countries, including America. I admire women."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: History, Women, America, Competition, Countries, Judgment)

"I'm thrilled, I'm grateful, I'm blessed. I played for the world's greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy."
- Bob Hayes
(Related: Sports, History, World)

"Those who have heard me speak from time to time know that quite often I cite the observation of that great American author, Mark Twain, who said, history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: History, Time, American, Observation)

"No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: History, Greatness, Man)

"But the history of the changes produced by a universal idea is not a history of changes in the individual, but of changes brought about by the successive efforts of millions of individuals in the course of many generations."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: History, Idea, Generations)

"World history is a court of judgment."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: History, Court, Judgment, World)

"The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: History, Progress, Consciousness, Freedom, World)

"Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: History, Principles)

"Whatever can be noted historically can be found within history."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: History)

"But every historical statement and legitimization itself moves within a certain relation to history."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: History)

"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."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: History, Science, Authority)

"When child actors act well they're just reacting to situations, and they're acting very real because their life experience is so short; there's no history to fall back on."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, History, Life, Act, Acting, Actors)

"The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied, the more clearly those tragic years become revealed as a vast collapse of civilization."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: History, War, Civilization, World, World war, Years)

"Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world's affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: History, Peace, Balance, May, Nations, Responsibility, Right, Weight, World)

"Whatever we do or fail to do will influence the course of history."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: History, Influence, Will)

"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Dreams, History, Future, Past)

"Unlike any other time in our history, we have to know that staying in school and getting an education is the most important thing you can do."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Education, Time, History, School)

"Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it."
- John Hersey
(Related: History, Opportunity, Fiction, Journalism)

"Modern Western thought will pass into history and be incorporated in it, will have its influence and its place, just as our body will pass into the composition of grass, of sheep, of cutlets, and of men."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: History, Men, Thought, Body, Influence, Sheep, Will)

"History is the key to everything: politics, religion, even fashion."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: History, Politics, Religion, Fashion, Key)

"Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: History, Books, Humanity, Words, Writing)

"To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Faith, History, Chaos, Meaning, Order, Study)

"The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do."
- Billy Higgins
(Related: History, People, Jazz, Musicians, states, United)

"We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice."
- Anita Hill
(Related: History, Court, Gender, Justice, Pursuit, Race)

"The FBI has had a history of sex discrimination complaints brought against it, as well as race discrimination."
- Anita Hill
(Related: History, Sex, Complaints, Discrimination, Race)

"If you review the commercial history, you will discover anyone who controls oriental trade will get hold of global wealth."
- James J. Hill
(Related: History, Wealth, Trade, Will)

"In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that. I was intent on getting a Ph.D., becoming a professor, and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19. Getting sick derailed that plan completely."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: History, Horses, Writing, Years)

"In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient."
- James Hillman
(Related: History, Aggression, Depression, Hatred, Treatment)

"The real movement of history, it turns out, is fueled not by matter but by spirit, by the will to freedom."
- Gertrude Himmelfarb
(Related: History, Freedom, Spirit, Will)

"The importance of the river cannot be overstated in the history of the country, or the development of the nation."
- Maurice Hinchey
(Related: History, Development, Country, Importance, Nation)

"Today's population of adolescents and young adults is the largest in our nation's history."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: History, Nation, Population, Today)

"If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time."
- Russell Hoban
(Related: History, Time, Father, Son, Past, Present, World)

"Language is an archaeological vehicle... the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history."
- Russell Hoban
(Related: History, Effort, Language)

"Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months."
- Dee Hock
(Related: History, Country, Culture, Habits, Months, Now, Popular)

"You had to be aware that I saw that photography was a mere episode in the history of the optical projection and when the chemicals ended, meaning the picture was fixed by chemicals, we were in a new era."
- David Hockney
(Related: History, Meaning, Photography)

"I was feeling a strong need to change, grow, and break with particular things that were going on in my life and my history, and the material was the perfect answer for that."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Life, Change, History, Feeling)

"The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: History, Majority)

"It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat."
- Richard Hofstadter
(Related: History, Intellectuals, states, United)

"She is the first head of government in history to give a whole country its second childhood."
- Simon Hoggart
(Related: Government, History, Childhood, Country, First)

"If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Force, Mankind, Nations, Traditions, Violence)

"Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Time, War, Ireland, Nations, Present, states, United, Years)

"In every European nation, there have been problems in history when the society was too divided."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Society, Nation, Problems)

"I'm truly worried about the country's direction. I can tell you this categorically, we've got the weakest president and the weakest governor in the history of my 50 years of public service."
- Fritz Hollings
(Related: History, Country, Direction, President, Public, Service, Years)

"Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: History)

"The need for raising the awareness of this shameful chapter in U.S. history is more apparent than ever."
- Michael M. Honda
(Related: History, Awareness)

"Rarely in broadcasting history has so much been riding on the whimsical flick of a few thousand wrists."
- Harriet Van Horne
(Related: History)

"That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear enough in mythology and history."
- Thomas Howard
(Related: History, Mythology, Religious)

"The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons."
- Edwin Powell Hubble
(Related: History, Astronomy)

"Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: History, Goodness)

"What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: History, Echo, Future, Past)

"History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: History, Past)

"History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: History, Facts, Sense)

"History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: History, Nothing, Relationships, Will)

"Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: History, Culture)

"If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions on the human mind."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: History, Mind)

"The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue."
- David Hume
(Related: History, Virtue, Fancy, Understanding)

"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."
- David Hume
(Related: Education, History, Men, Delusion, Learning, Sense)

"A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century."
- David Hume
(Related: History, Knowledge, Beginning, Man, May, Respect, World)

"Every child growing up will look to their parents, my mother and my father. My grandmother lived with us. I picked up quite a bit of family lore and history from her, which was interesting."
- John Hume
(Related: Family, History, Mother, Father, Growing up, Parents, Will)

"I think that's not a question that one can answer accurately. I read a whole range of books, quite a lot of history at the time, and still do read a lot. I read very widely."
- John Hume
(Related: History, Time, Books, Question)

"Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction. But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum."
- John Hume
(Related: History, Age, Time, Curriculum, Fiction, Pleasure)

"The church, inserted and active in human society and in history, does not exist in order to exercise political power or to govern the society."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Power, Society, History, Church, Exercise, Order)

"For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: History, Power, Time, End, First, Future, Mankind, Past, Present)

"Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Self, Self sacrifice, Woman)

"History in its broadest aspect is a record of man's migrations from one environment to another."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: History, Environment, Man)

"In fact, the history of North America has been perhaps more profoundly influenced by man's inheritance from his past homes than by the physical features of his present home."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: History, Home, America, Fact, Inheritance, Man, Past, Present)

"History provides no precise guidelines."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History)

"It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess themselves the pupils of history, anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History, Countries, Politicians, Right, Teaching)

"Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool; but we should not become its slaves."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History, Pleasure)

"We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow history while only noticing those signposts of history that point in the direction which they themselves already favour."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History, Direction, Politicians)

"We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History, Past)

"The past history of our globe must be explained by what can be seen to be happening now. No powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted except those of which we know the principle."
- James Hutton
(Related: History, Action, Now, Past)

"In 1974, the modeling world changed. Jerry Ford and my lawyer negotiated the deal for the first exclusive contract in modeling history."
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: History, First, World)

"From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Experience, Men)

"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: History, Men)

"Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: History, Men)

"De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: History)

"The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Age, History, Charm, Fact, Nothing)

"I believe that history might be, and ought to be, taught in a new fashion so as to make the meaning of it as a process of evolution intelligible to the young."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: History, Evolution, Fashion, Meaning)

"History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: History, End, Fate)

"And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history."
- David Icke
(Related: History, People, Freedom, Prison, Speech, Tyranny)

"Can't disagree with the need for a grasp of history."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: History)

"History shows that people often do cast their votes for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them being the need for change. Just ask Bill Clinton."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: History, Change, People, Being)

"I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture. The stylings of my words are immodest, but it's the truth."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: History, Truth, Successful, Artist, Culture, Words)

"I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: History, Life, Leader, Islam, Culture, Law, Literature, Party, Study)

"The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: History, Life, Nature, Time, Experience, Ideas, Possibility, Maturity, Reason, Treatment)

"History is like a constantly changing tree."
- David Irving
(Related: History)

"I have thoroughly gone through the subject of the Incarnation; and if it served you, could at any time give you the history from the beginning of the controversies on this subject, and of its present form."
- Edward Irving
(Related: History, Time, Beginning, Present)

"A woman's whole life is a history of the affections."
- Washington Irving
(Related: History, Life, Woman)

"Our family arrived in England in 1960. At that time I thought the war was ancient history. But if I think of 15 years ago from now, that's 1990, and that seems like yesterday to me."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Family, Time, War, History, Thought, England, Now, Years, Yesterday)

"We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: History, Opportunity, American, Communism, Democracy, Fighting, Focus, Occupation)

"We talked about the Internet and Wikipedia and how facts and history are being collectively created online."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: History, Being, Facts, Internet)

"For some reason, I grew up generally believing that Japan and Korea were quite friendly. I do know that there is some bad history and the extremists on both sides are unreasonable."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: History, Reason)

"It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: History, America, Constitution, Country, Struggle)

"I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from."
- Eddie Izzard
(Related: History, Europe)

"The Bush administration is the most diverse in history because the president fills jobs on the basis of a person's capabilities and qualifications, not on the color of his or her skin."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: History, Jobs, President, Skin)

"Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social Historians is that history belongs to those about whom or whose documents survive."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: History, Historians)

"The president's decision yesterday to set into motion the development of the hydrogen bomb... has placed us on the knife-edge of history."
- Henry M. Jackson
(Related: History, Development, Decision, President, Yesterday)

"In many ways, history is marked as 'before' and 'after' Rosa Parks. She sat down in order that we all might stand up, and the walls of segregation came down."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: History, Order)

"How could they call him wacko? He's sold more records than anybody in history."
- Joseph Jackson
(Related: History)

"After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson, I really mean that."
- Reggie Jackson
(Related: History, Baseball)

"I think my parents were happy that I'd gone to university and gotten a degree in history so they thought, 'Well if acting doesn't work for him, he can always become a history teacher or something.' Fortunately, the acting worked out."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: History, Work, Thought, Acting, Parents, University)

"America has always imported history."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: History, America)

"Du Bois marked a great stage in the history of Negro struggles when he said that Negroes could no longer accept the subordination which Booker T. Washington had preached."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: History, Washington)

"I had a national and international reputation. I had written the history and articles. So I brought to the Trotskyist movement some international reputation."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: History, Reputation)

"You can't fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that's got nothing to do with it. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them."
- Etta James
(Related: History, Music, Nothing, Songs)

"It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature."
- Henry James
(Related: History, Literature)

"It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition."
- Henry James
(Related: History, Tradition)

"I wrote and produced millions and millions of selling records, so my publishing company alone was worth millions of dollars. I didn't have to work anymore in life because when the rappers started sampling... I'm the most sampled artist in history."
- Rick James
(Related: History, Life, Work, Selling, Artist, Company, Publishing, Worth)

"The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments."
- William James
(Related: History, Philosophy)

"I think it's one of my favourite theatres ever, so quirky and wonderful and steeped in history. The space is wonderful and the acoustics are brilliant."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: History, Space)

"Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others."
- Elizabeth Janeway
(Related: History, Women, Existence, Shadow)

"The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences, to be studied with the intellect alone. That which is receptive in us and that which impinges upon us from history is the reality of man's being, unfolding itself in thought."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Thought, Being, Intellect, Man, Philosophy, Reality)

"The great philosophers and the great works are standards for the selection of what is essential. Everything that we do in studying the history of philosophy ultimately serves their better understanding."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Philosophy, Understanding)

"If philosophy is practice, a demand to know the manner in which its history is to be studied is entailed: a theoretical attitude toward it becomes real only in the living appropriation of its contents from the texts."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Attitude, Living, Philosophy, Practice)

"As a universal history of philosophy, the history of philosophy must become one great unity."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Philosophy, Unity)

"Philosophy is tested and characterised by the way in which it appropriates its history."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Philosophy)

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, History, Angels, Kings, Man, Question)

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Dreams, History, Future, Past)

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, History, Reading, Results)

"History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, History)

"For me, poetry is a situation - a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: History, Life, Poetry, Being, State)

"My history is really playing live - not writing or recording."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: History, Writing)

"We did an album one time called White Mansions, about the civil war, but it was written by a guy from England. His looking at it from over there and it not being a part of his history made it so he could be objective."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: History, Time, War, Being, England)

"No matter what we call it, poison is still poison, death is still death, and industrial civilization is still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet."
- Derrick Jensen
(Related: Death, History, Civilization, Poison)

"Whenever one reads of the determination of the species, or opens a book on natural science and history, in whatever language, one inevitably comes across the name of Linne."
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
(Related: Science, History, Determination, Language, Name)

"Our culture, language, history, and values are vital to uniting us as a nation."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: History, Values, Culture, Language, Nation)

"I'm a history nut."
- Billy Joel
(Related: History)

"The history of the white man in India really jumped up and bit me in the neck."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: History, Man)

"Conventionally, one looks at history as something of the past. But after Einstein, who knows what is in the past and what is in the present?"
- Roland Joffe
(Related: History, Past, Present)

"I simply wanted to state that during this little slice of history, this is what happened and these were the good sides of it, these were the more dangerous sides of it, and this was the result."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: History, Result, State)

"I began to feel that, in a sense, we were all prisoners of our own history."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: History, Sense)

"But what really excited me was the idea that humans had a tremendous pre-history that went back millions of years. I wanted to go to Africa to find some of these creatures."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Idea, Years)

"It's a required part of your film history to know who Woody is. His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but so insightful about human behavior."
- Scarlett Johansson
(Related: Funny, History, Movies, Behavior, Film)

"I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians."
- Elton John
(Related: Love, Food, History, Life, People)

"I am very lucky and grateful to have this living link to a past era, the violin presumably having much more history to it than the later portion that I know."
- Lara St. John
(Related: History, Living, Past)

"Seventy years ago this November, Vladimir Lenin created the modern totalitarian state, transforming simpler forms of tyranny into history's most sophisticated apparatus of rule by terror."
- Michael Johns
(Related: History, State, Terror, Tyranny, Years)

"I try hard to convince them it's important - but there's a history of discomfort with minorities voting in some parts of this country, so most especially the older people have to get accustomed to it."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: History, People, Country, Voting)

"In the world of the present, in our time, we feel that suffering, anguish, the torments of body and soul, are greater than ever before in the history of mankind."
- Eyvind Johnson
(Related: History, Time, Soul, Body, Mankind, Present, Suffering, World)

"Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: History, Life, Decision, Act, World)

"The problem with allowing God a role in the history of life is not that science would cease, but rather that scientists would have to acknowledge the existence of something important which is outside the boundaries of natural science."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: History, Life, Science, God, Existence, Scientists)

"According to the scientific naturalist version of cosmic history, nature is a permanently closed system of material effects that can never be influenced by something from outside - like God, for example."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Nature, History, God, Example)

"History seems to be so clumsy."
- Robert Johnson
(Related: History)

"History has always been a series of pendulum swings, but the individual doesn't have to get caught in that."
- Robert Johnson
(Related: History)

"We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history."
- Sonia Johnson
(Related: Change, History, People, Difference)

"Long after this wonderful event in the Earth's history, when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia, Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied areas for hunting and fishing."
- Harry Johnston
(Related: History, American, Earth, Europe, Fishing, Hunting)

"Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement, a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history."
- Howard Mumford Jones
(Related: History, American, Fact, Literary)

"When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: History, Dance, Acting, American, Army, Speech, Theater, Years)

"I happened to happened to land in a time, in the middle '60s, that without knowing it, and without being told by the history of theater - which we now see from a historical point of view was an explosive time."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: History, Time, Being, Land, Now, Theater)

"The strike of the miners in Arizona was one of the most remarkable strikes in the history of the American labor movement. Its peaceful character, its successful outcome, were due to that most remarkable character, Governor Hunt."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: History, Successful, Character, American, Labor, Remarkable)

"Every age sort of has its own history. History is really the stories that we retell to ourselves to make them relevant to every age. So we put our own values and our own spin on it."
- Terry Jones
(Related: Age, History, Values)

"Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative thing this government has ever done, is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery. Because those green dollars are the hardest working dollars in the history of American politics. That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills, is also cutting global warming gas emissions, is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty, through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes, is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates."
- Van Jones
(Related: Government, History, Politics, American, Being, Conservative, Energy, Global warming, Poverty, President, Unemployment, Value, V)

"Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness."
- Erica Jong
(Related: History, Women)

"The stones themselves are thick with history, and those cats that dash through the alleyways must surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise."
- Erica Jong
(Related: History, Cats, Disguise, Famous)

"Throughout out history, when people have looked for new ways to solve their problems, and to uphold the principles of this nation, many times they have turned to political parties. They have often turned to the Democratic Party."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: History, People, Nation, Party, Principles, Problems)

"Furthermore, it is not distorting history to say that it was largely through the efforts and propaganda of our International Federation that the government of the U.S.S.R. was recognized by the majority of the great powers."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Government, History, Majority, Propaganda)

"Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?"
- Carl Jung
(Related: History, Blood, Books)

"In these momentous hours of our history we call on every Hungarian worker who is led by devotion to the people and the country to join our Party, the name of which is the Hungarian Socialist Workers Party."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: History, People, Country, Devotion, Name, Party, Workers)

"The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: History, Mankind)

"Without history we are the prisoners of the accident of where and when we were born."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: History, Accident)

"Throughout the human experience people have read history because they felt that it was a pleasure and that it was in some way instructive. The profession of professor of history has taken it in a very different direction."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: Experience, History, People, Direction, Pleasure, Profession)

"History had its own way of explaining things. The way historians explain things is by telling a story."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: History, Historians)

"From the time I was a little boy I found myself reading history when I had a choice. I read a lot of things, but history had a special appeal for me."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: History, Time, Choice, Reading)

"A Germany team should not be afraid going into a tournament. History shows that we can raise the level of our game when it matters."
- Oliver Kahn
(Related: History, Germany)

"We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: History, Life, Culture, Land)

"If history is any indication, all truths will eventually turn out to be false."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: History, Will)

"Ambivalence about family responsibilities has a long history in the corporate world."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Family, History, Corporate, World)

"I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Freedom)

"The most important thing I learned as a foreign correspondent in about 80 countries is that it takes a very shallow knowledge of history to think that there are solutions to most problems."
- Robert D. Kaplan
(Related: History, Knowledge, Countries, Problems)

"My work is not about my life history. It's not about the story of my neurosis."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Life, Work, History, Neurosis)

"America is becoming more and more dependent upon imports from foreign manufacturers than we are exports from our country in all fields: in appliances, in clothing, even food. This year America may become for the first time in its history a net food importer."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Food, History, Time, America, Country, First, May)

"The Cold War in Africa is one of the darkest, most disgraceful pages in contemporary history, and everybody ought to be ashamed."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: War, History)

"Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: History, Children, Future, Geography, Internet, School)

"Our family has lived in Iran for 2,500 years, and Iranian Jewry has the long history in that land."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Family, History, Land, Years)

"It was also Hegel who established the view that the different philosophic systems that we find in history are to be comprehended in terms of development and that they are generally one-sided because they owe their origins to a reaction against what has gone before."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: History, Development)

"If I don't tell it all now, the story in the history books will always be imperfect and that would be wrong."
- Christine Keeler
(Related: History, Books, Now, Will, Wrong)

"I think people in general have neglected to learn about history."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: History, People)

"Just in general, any government throughout history hasn't really wanted its people to be educated, because then they couldn't control them as easily."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Government, History, People, Control)

"Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it."
- Ric Keller
(Related: History, Behavior, Common sense, Will)

"There is no short and easy road, no magic cure for those ills which have afflicted mankind from the dawn of history."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: History, Cure, Dawn, Magic, Mankind, Road)

"It is idle to say that nations can struggle to outdo each other in building armaments and never use them. History demonstrates the contrary, and we have but to go back to the last war to see the appalling effect of nations competing in great armaments."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: History, War, Building, Effect, Nations, Struggle)

"I further value this gift as it gave me an opportunity to accept this distinguished honor in a country so devoted to this cause and whose history marks a wonderful chapter in world development."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: History, Opportunity, Development, Cause, Country, Honor, Value, World)

"But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set of people, and in a common history, that constrains your evolution and your ability to evolve in certain directions."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: History, People, Ability, Evolution)

"The War on Terror is one of the most critical national security efforts in our history."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: History, War, National security, Terror)

"You have it within your grasp to be regarded as one of the greatest legislative sessions in the history of the state. If you're bold and if you're ready to aggressively reach for our future, all the ingredients are here. The opportunities are waiting for us."
- Dirk Kempthorne
(Related: History, Future, State, Waiting)

"The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning."
- George F. Kennan
(Related: History, People, Meaning, Problems, Study)

"We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, Power, Mankind, World)

"We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, Will)

"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, Danger, Freedom, Generations, Responsibility, World)

"Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, God, Economics, Friends, Geography, Man, Necessity, Neighbors)

"History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, Future, Past, Present)

"Democrats believe that government should reflect the sense of community that Americans demonstrated after Katrina - the sense of community that has defined and united America throughout its history."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Government, History, America, Americans, Community, Democrats, Sense, United)

"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Change, History, Work, Greatness, Events, Will)

"Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself. This is the fractal of our flag. It stands for the right to destroy itself."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: History, Right)

"When history looks back, it will prove what I'll die knowing."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: History, Will)

"The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen."
- Ellen Key
(Related: History, Women, Affirmation, Right, Self)

"A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: History, Mind, Opinion, Study)

"Ideas shape the course of history."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: History, Ideas)

"History shows that no enemy remains hostile forever, nor do friends remain friendly forever. For that reason, we intend to have normal relations with all."
- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
(Related: History, Enemy, Friends, Reason)

"I'm going down in history with Star Trek. It's a great feeling."
- Persis Khambatta
(Related: History, Feeling)

"The contribution of Islam to history and modern civilization is the product of the efforts of peoples of many races and tongues which came to accept its way of life."
- Aly Khan
(Related: History, Life, Civilization, Islam)

"Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!"
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: History, Will)

"There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: History, Beginning, Man, Nothing, Right, Spirit)

"If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography."
- Mackenzie King
(Related: History, Countries, Geography)

"I see the great continuities in New Zealand history as being decency and common sense and up until now when we've confronted these things we've been able to talk them through, and I'm sure we will with this issue as well."
- Michael King
(Related: History, Being, Common sense, Decency, Now, Talk, Will)

"Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it."
- Steve King
(Related: Government, History, Time, Democracy, Fathers, First, Founding, World)

"What a year to live in! Worth all other times ever known in our history or any other."
- Thomas Starr King
(Related: History, Worth)

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: History)

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: History, People, Silence, Tragedy, Will)

"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: History)

"My style is where you see the individual and where a personality is communicated through actions, decisions, single objects and facts, where the whole draws together to form a history."
- Martin Kippenberger
(Related: History, Actions, Decisions, Facts, Personality, Style)

"Now, I believe that war is never inevitable until it starts, but there has been a great proclivity in human history, and including in recent history, for war."
- William Kirby
(Related: War, History, Now)

"East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War, and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you think of the history of the first half of the century."
- William Kirby
(Related: History, War, End, First, Vietnam)

"I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Art, History, Poetry, Dance, English)

"Solidarity was the movement that turned the direction of history, I think."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: History, Direction, Solidarity)

"Most foreign policies that history has marked highly, in whatever country, have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: History, Country, Experts, Leaders)

"Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Power, History, Leaders)

"My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Education, History, English, Mathematics, Public, School, Training)

"Based on history the expectations are simply the highest, it kind of could become a burden for you or it could be something that you are really proud of, you know so I take the second one."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: History, Burden, Expectations)

"The Labour Party's election manifesto is the longest suicide note in history."
- Greg Knight
(Related: History, Party, Suicide)

"I went back and researched the history of gospel; where it came from, slavery times, communicating with each other without their master knowing what they are saying, and that gospel artists view themselves differently."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: History, Artists, Saying, Slavery)

"The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: History, War, Man, Sound)

"Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Politics, History, End, Old)

"Out of Coltrane's whole history, there are things which I think are great from all the periods."
- Lee Konitz
(Related: History)

"History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: History, Intentions, Politicians)

"I look back into past history, the stored experiences or products of the imagination. I look no further forward than the evening."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: History, Imagination, Evening, Past)

"If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: History, Life, Virtue, Discovery, Nothing, Public, Risk, Running, Will)

"I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: History, Biography, Circumstances, Events, Film)

"All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: History, Gossip)

"I knew German history well, and out of my experiences in the rest of the world I believed to know the German kind; therefore I never doubted that, although for the time being all indications were against it, one day a change would come."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Change, History, Time, Being, Day, Rest, World)

"With God's help and guidance, we shall soon see the end of this most unpleasant chapter in our history."
- John Agyekum Kufuor
(Related: History, God, End, Guidance, Help)

"After two world wars, the collapse of fascism, nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war, humanity has entered a new phase of its history."
- Hans Kung
(Related: History, War, Communism, End, Fascism, Humanity, World)

"May 4th is a particularly memorable day in American history because 84 years to the day before May 4, 1970, there was another demonstration at the Haymarket Square in Chicago."
- William Kunstler
(Related: History, American, Chicago, Day, May, Years)

"To those of you who study history, economics, sociology, literature and language I present the challenge of the utilization of the enormous resources in our grasp to the problem of creating a genuinely good life for yourselves and your children."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Life, History, Challenge, Children, Economics, Language, Literature, Present, Study)

"That is a Medieval way of drawing history, in which they do not respect the law and want the rest of the world to respect the law. That's not possible."
- Emir Kusturica
(Related: History, Law, Respect, Rest, Want, World)

"We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history. We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: History, Attitude, Nation, Past, Responsibility, Service)

"And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Friendship, History, Strategy, Future, Partnership, states, United, Want)

"If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: War, History, Consciousness, Deep, Defeat, Democracy, Nations, Vietnam)

"The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development."
- Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: History, Development, World)

"I still love the whole history of jazz. The old things sound better than ever."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: History, Love, Jazz, Old, Sound)

"I started in New Orleans music and played all through the history of jazz."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: History, Music, Jazz)

"All people, even secular people, are seeing books on the market like The End of History."
- Tim LaHaye
(Related: History, People, Books, End)

"We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Change, History, Present)

"Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: History, Science, Blind, Philosophy)

"Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: History, Providence)

"For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time."
- Louis L'Amour
(Related: History, Time, Biography, Fiction, May, World)

"With our knowledge of modern-day genetics, we realize that it was possible for God to place the potential for all people throughout history into the genes of Adam and Eve when He created them."
- Walter Lang
(Related: History, God, People, Knowledge, Genetics, Potential)

"History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own?"
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: History, Civilization, Fate)

"A pacifist will often - at least nowadays - be an internationalist and vice versa. But history shows us that a pacifist need not think internationally."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: History, Vice, Will)

"History proves abundantly that pure science, undertaken without regard to applications to human needs, is usually ultimately of direct benefit to mankind."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: History, Science, Mankind, Needs)

"We are looking for targets that have a tremendous strategic fit for the company. The colleges must have complementary education programs, have an excellent reputation, long operating history and solid regulatory compliance."
- John Larson
(Related: Education, History, Company, Reputation)

"Never in the history of cinema has a medium entertained an audience. It's what you do with the medium."
- John Lasseter
(Related: History, Cinema)

"The history of Christianity, therefore, must be of concern to all who are interested in the record of man and particularly to all who seek to understand the contemporary human scene."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: History, Christianity, Concern, Man)

"Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back, and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Faith, History, Religion, Christianity, Israel, Preparation)

"We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: History, Christianity, Accuracy, Memory, Tradition)

"The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history. They declared that He had created the universe."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Work, History, God, Universe, Writers)

"Christianity is usually called a religion. As a religion it has had a wider geographic spread and is more deeply rooted among more peoples than any other religion in the history of mankind."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: History, Religion, Christianity, Mankind)

"I was so angry to realize I'm a Quebecois, with no past, no history, just two cans of maple syrup."
- Jean Claude Lauzon
(Related: History, Past)

"The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: History, Work, Columbus, Joy, Nations, Question, Struggle)

"The children are taught more of the meanest state in Europe than of the country they are born and bred in, despite the singularity of its characteristics, the interest of its history, the rapidity of its advance, and the stupendous promise of its future."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: History, Children, Country, Europe, Future, Interest, Promise, State)

"South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory, going back to the end of the last century."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: End)

"The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Age, Time, Purpose, Beds, First, Potential, Study)

"To investigate the history of man's development, the most important finds are, of course, hominid fossils."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: History, Development, Man)

"I would hazard a guess that we have found fossilized human remains of at least a thousand different specimens in South and East Africa, more or less complete at that. I think this is where the prelude to human history was primarily played out."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: History)

"I do have to say that I think that President Obama is the greatest President in the history of all of our Presidents, and that he can do no wrong in my book. So how's that for prejudice on the Democratic side?"
- Denis Leary
(Related: History, Prejudice, President, Wrong)

"We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go."
- Timothy Leary
(Related: History)

"I am told that there is a proverbial phrase among the Inuit: 'A long time ago, in the future.' Let the children see our history, and maybe it will help to shape the future."
- Romeo LeBlanc
(Related: Time, History, Children, Future, Help, Will)

"So be it. God created profoundly fallible creatures on this earth, and human history is mostly the story of error and accident."
- Michael Ledeen
(Related: History, God, Accident, Earth, Error)

"Violence is a part of America. I don't want to single out rap music. Let's be honest. America's the most violent country in the history of the world, that's just the way it is. We're all affected by it."
- Spike Lee
(Related: History, Music, America, Country, Rap, Violence, Want, World)

"The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: History, Class, Consciousness, Countries, Effort, Trade)

"Sometimes - history needs a push."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: History, Needs)

"The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors."
- Max Lerner
(Related: History)

"History is the short trudge from Adam to atom."
- Leonard L. Levinson
(Related: History)

"I think I'm the only actor in the history of film who got to slap Sam Jackson on the face and butt and lived to tell about it."
- Eugene Levy
(Related: History, Actor, Film)

"There has never been an unexpectedly short debugging period in the history of computers."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Computers, History)

"He could have made it right with the book. But he hasn't. He is a revisionist of history. He has lied."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: History, Right)

"The United States, per capita, at a certain period in its history, had the most junkies of any country ever in the world - right after the Civil War. The most brutal war, the greatest amount of casualties that America's ever had."
- Al Lewis
(Related: History, War, America, Country, Right, states, United, World)

"Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: History, Men, Time, Women)

"If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: History, Thought, Present, Will, World)

"Only through acknowledgment of the erasure and void of Jewish life can the history of Berlin and Europe have a human future."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: History, Life, Europe, Future)

"To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Architecture, History)

"This is an exciting time. I believe we stand at the edge of a new age - a Golden Age - of freedom that will rival any of the great eras of world history because it will be the entire world itself that is changing."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Age, History, Time, Freedom, Will, World)

"I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: History, Leadership, Progress, Democracy)

"In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: History, Class, Expression, Opposites, Struggle)

"You know, we have a long history of covering different periods of this band's development with a live record... a sort of live thing that would be done for three or four records, and that was the intention with this particular package."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: History, Development, Intention)

"The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It's not change, and it's not hope."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Change, Government, History, Hope, Disaster, Future, Politicians, President, Result, Self)

"Our nation was created in ways that allow human potential to prosper, and it created the greatest nation for people in the history of humanity. Now Obama is dismantling it, because he has no appreciation for our greatness. In fact, he resents it. He blames this country for whatever evils he sees around the world."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: History, People, Greatness, Appreciation, Country, Fact, Humanity, Nation, Now, Potential, World)

"I lived in a region in the northwestern province - the people there in general have a great love for the Taliban, so I started to read some of the literature of the scholars and the history of the movement. And my heart became attached to them."
- John Walker Lindh
(Related: History, Love, People, Heart, Literature)

"There's a preoccupation with memory and the operation of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: History, Interest, Memory)

"Equally, we require a collective past - hence the endless reinterpretations of history, frequently to suit the perceptions of the present."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: History, Past, Perceptions, Present)

"I have long been interested in landscape history, and when younger and more robust I used to do much tramping of the English landscape in search of ancient field systems, drove roads, indications of prehistoric settlement."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: History, English)

"This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions."
- Titus Livius
(Related: History, Actions, Eyes)

"Of course, one way of thinking about all of life and civilization is as being about how the world registers and processes information. Certainly that's what sex is about; that's what history is about."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: History, Life, Sex, Civilization, Being, Information, Thinking, World)

"I definitely felt that I was put at a very high place to be able to be a part of such a wonderful franchise in cinema history, so I was definitely very driven at doing a great job and having my body look the way it should and just being a part of the creative process."
- Kristanna Loken
(Related: History, Being, Body, Cinema, Job)

"I have not lived so abundantly, full of family, full of continuity and history."
- John Lone
(Related: History, Family)

"I am now reading Cooper's Naval History which I find very interesting."
- John D. Long
(Related: History, Now, Reading)

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: History, Life, Enemies, Man, Sorrow, Suffering)

"Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
(Related: History, Public, Woman)

"It's a struggle but that's why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: History, Struggle, Will)

"The history of mankind is a history of war."
- Mike Love
(Related: History, War, Mankind)

"There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history."
- James Lovelock
(Related: History, People, Genocide)

"There is little evidence that our individual intelligence has improved through recorded history."
- James Lovelock
(Related: History, Intelligence)

"Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle."
- Francis Cabot Lowell
(Related: History, Flowers, Garden, Plants, Will)

"At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace, but the disgrace will last as long as history."
- F. L. Lucas
(Related: History, Disgrace, Months, Will)

"Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present."
- George Lucas
(Related: History, Time, People, Past, Present, School, Trying)

"It's very likely that graduates, current employees and retirees have some wonderful pieces of Deer Park history in their closets or garages."
- Matt Lucas
(Related: History, Employees)

"I have seen how effective language attached to policies that are mainstream and delivered by people who are passionate and effective can change the course of history."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Change, History, People, Language)

"However, we all share the firm belief in the triumph of humanist and progressive values that mankind has achieved during its long history of struggle and creativeness."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: History, Belief, Values, Mankind, Struggle)

"Blood alone moves the wheels of history."
- Martin Luther
(Related: History, Blood)

"History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: History, Revolution, School)

"But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations. It is nearer to utterance than history."
- Thomas Lynch
(Related: History, Poetry, Hobbies, Language)

"Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: History, Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Literature, Quarrels, Will)

"The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history."
- Russell Lynes
(Related: Architecture, History, Americans, Building, Name, Today)

"I know there's some kind of history to mountain music-like it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: History, Music, England, Ireland, Scotland, Tradition)

"I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: History, Life, Dignity, English, Succeed)

"Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: History, Humanity, Light, Observation, World)

"These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood, against the people, the society and the institutions of the United States are unprecedented in history."
- Ferenc Madl
(Related: History, Society, People, Actions, Blood, states, United)

"The Copernican revolution brought about by Kant was, I think, the most important single turning point in the history of philosophy."
- Bryan Magee
(Related: History, Revolution, Philosophy)

"If you think you have it tough, read history books."
- Bill Maher
(Related: History, Books)

"History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: History, Society, People, Ideas, Prison)

"Our country stands at a critical point in its history. Our heritage as a nation of immigrants is at stake."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: History, Country, Nation)

"Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: History)

"It's not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: History, Men, Actions)

"The most superficial student of Roman history must be struck by the extraordinary degree in which the fortunes of the republic were affected by the presence of foreigners, under different names, on her soil."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: History, Foreigners, Names)

"In spite of overwhelming evidence, it is most difficult for a citizen of western Europe to bring thoroughly home to himself the truth that the civilisation which surrounds him is a rare exception in the history of the world."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: History, Home, Truth, Europe, World)

"The Roman jurisprudence has the longest known history of any set of human institutions."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: History)

"From my films, you can at least learn about Iran, you can get a sense of the history and the society. But no such films have been made about Afghanistan, so you really can't know much about it."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: History, Society, Afghanistan, Sense)

"History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals."
- Malcom X
(Related: History, People, Animals, Man, Memory)

"Then I despair... I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Love, Time, History, Truth, Despair, End)

"I want each and every West Virginian to have bragging rights. I want to stop playing defense and start playing offense. So, together, let us grab the reins of history."
- Joe Manchin III
(Related: History, Bragging, Defense, Rights, Want)

"On the contrary, history generally confirms that the more conscious and the better you are organized in vanguard organizations, the more constructively you operate in the mass organizations of the working class."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: History, Class)

"There are a whole lot of historical factors that have played a part in our being where we are today, and I think that to even to begin to understand our contemporary issues and contemporary problems, you have to understand a little bit about that history."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: History, Being, Problems, Today)

"So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized, needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe, and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: History, Individuality, Needs, Old, Universe)

"What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: History, Life, Ideas)

"Through all of history mankind has ingested psychedelic substances. Those substances exist to put you in touch with spirits beyond yourself, with the creator, with the creative impulse of the planet."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: History, Mankind, Spirits)

"The rebuilding of New Orleans is an important point in the history of the United States."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: History, states, United)

"Sometimes history takes things into its own hands."
- Thurgood Marshall
(Related: History)

"I really believed that if I could play that character, who is grounded in the earth and the history of the United States - not the kind of role I usually play - it would help me change the perception out there and my own perception of what I can accomplish as a performer."
- Andrea Martin
(Related: Change, History, Character, Perception, Earth, Help, Play, states, United)

"And yet, you do not throw out some of the great minds of the Church - and people in Church history - and say they have no credibility because they committed a sin or made a mistake."
- Walter Martin
(Related: History, Mistake, People, Church, Credibility, Sin)

"All that is noble in the world's past history, and especially the minds of the great and the good, are never lost."
- James Martineau
(Related: History, Past, World)

"The first time Adrian saw me was on tape. But you should know that this never works - never in the history of movies has someone been cast from a video."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: History, Movies, Time, First)

"History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this."
- Karl Marx
(Related: History, Men, Fight, Living, Nothing)

"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce."
- Karl Marx
(Related: History, First, Tragedy)

"It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving - as if it were an individual person - its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends."
- Karl Marx
(Related: History, Men, Nothing, Pursuit)

"The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it."
- Karl Marx
(Related: History, May, Writer)

"Revolutions are the locomotives of history."
- Karl Marx
(Related: History)

"The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles."
- Karl Marx
(Related: History, Class)

"Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included."
- Karl Marx
(Related: History, Sex, Progress, Ugly)

"Crim has baggage: expectation, history, responsibility."
- Pat Mastelotto
(Related: History, Expectation, Responsibility)

"History is the story of events, with praise or blame."
- Cotton Mather
(Related: History, Blame, Events, Praise)

"We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country, as a united nation, has never in its entire history, enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: History, Encouraging, Being, Country, Nation, Possibilities, United)

"I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: History, Life, Opportunity, Space)

"In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated."
- John McCarthy
(Related: History, Desire, Revenge)

"There can be no argument about the Lone Star State's significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: History, Actions, American, Argument, Independence, Reality, State)

"If you look at the history of broadcasting, what you find is the National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association whose mission is to protect the interests of the commercial broadcasters."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: History, Mission, Trade)

"I almost fainted. There was no family history. I had been eating a vegetarian diet and I exercised."
- Rue McClanahan
(Related: Diet, Family, History, Eating)

"History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are."
- David C. McCullough
(Related: History, Navigation)

"You can't be a full participant in our democracy if you don't know our history."
- David McCullough
(Related: History, Democracy)

"To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is."
- David McCullough
(Related: Art, Experience, History, Music, Being, Literature, Pleasure, Responsibility)

"The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor?"
- David McCullough
(Related: History, Nature, Human nature, Luck)

"No harm's done to history by making it something someone would want to read."
- David McCullough
(Related: History, Harm, Want)

"I can fairly be called an amateur because I do what I do, in the original sense of the word - for love, because I love it. On the other hand, I think that those of us who make our living writing history can also be called true professionals."
- David McCullough
(Related: History, Love, Living, professionals, Sense, Word, Writing)

"If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Forgiveness, History, Time, Christ, Future, Past)

"The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation."
- George McGovern
(Related: War, History, Soul, Cancer, Disaster, Eating, Nation)

"I sort of missed one big thing, to touch first base. I hope I didn't act foolish, but this is history."
- Mark McGwire
(Related: History, Hope, Act, First)

"Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Courage, Battle, Military, Nation)

"That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history."
- William McKinley
(Related: History, Inspiration, Hope, Example, Man)

"Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: History, Time, First, Television)

"For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: History, Time, Being, First)

"Later, I made a movie with him, 'That Touch of Mink,' and we became good friends but any woman's initial meeting with Cary is right up there with the big moments of her world history."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: History, Friends, Meeting, Moments, Right, Woman, World)

"Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails upon me the penalty of death; but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: History, Death, Crime, England, Ireland, Law)

"Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: History, Work, Lies, Months, Remembrance, Tribute, Years)

"As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: History, Work)

"America may be slow to rise to a challenge. But our history has shown that once we make up our minds to really do something, nothing can stand in our way."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: History, America, Challenge, May, Nothing)

"If you stop and think about our history, one of the reasons we had an American century and there is an American dream was because at key points in our history we made very bold decisions about making sure that there was very broad, universal access to quality education."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Education, History, Quality, Dream, American, Decisions, Key)

"The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Art, History, People, Public)

"The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable."
- Robert G. Menzies
(Related: History, Character, Law, Tradition)

"Memoirs are the backstairs of history."
- George Meredith
(Related: History)

"History is more interesting than politics."
- Lennart Meri
(Related: History, Politics)

"If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: History, Hell, Nations, Study, Want)

"Everything was going my way. I was happily marching into the history books. Then it all just fell apart."
- George Michael
(Related: History, Books)

"Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any race or nation known to history, but the torch to be handed down from race to race from age to age."
- Kelly Millar
(Related: Age, History, Civilization, Nation, Race)

"All great people glorify their history and look back upon their early attainments with a spiritualized vision."
- Kelly Millar
(Related: History, People, Vision)

"Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation."
- Alice Miller
(Related: Childhood, Disease)

"The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Death, History, Truth, Singing, Song)

"Their humble dwellings were of their own rearing; it was they themselves who had broken in their little fields; from time immemorial, far beyond the reach of history, had they possessed their mountain holdings."
- Hugh Miller
(Related: Time, History)

"But the advice was not taken - Johnstone did emigrate to Canada, and did mortgage his pension; and I fear - though I failed to trace his after history - that he suffered in consequence."
- Hugh Miller
(Related: History, Fear, Advice, Canada)

"The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: History, Time, First, Republican)

"The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young."
- Kate Millett
(Related: History, Life, Women, Care)

"As women, we're probably more protective of children. Also, we've been minors all of our history."
- Kate Millett
(Related: History, Women, Children)

"Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: History, Life, Society, Understanding)

"Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: History, Countries, Forget, Language, Literary, Living, Past, Tradition)

"The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason. The passionless cannot change history."
- Czeslaw Milosz
(Related: Change, History, Passion, Reason, Voice)

"Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus which is the business of politics. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus."
- Timothy R. Minnich
(Related: Business, History, Science, Work, Politics, Nothing, Results, Scientists)

"You know, songs often have a very coloured past. They might have something about them but it still doesn't work, so someone else adds a bit, and someone else adds a bit so perhaps one day I'll know its full history."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: History, Work, Day, Past, Songs)

"If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: History, Civilization, Property)

"If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: History, Peace, Geography, Nations, Right)

"The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: History, Disaster, State)

"In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Patriotism, Power, Religion, Society, History, Policy, Criticism, states, Support, United)

"When I went to college, my goal was to be a college history teacher. I majored in history."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: History, Goal, College)

"France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history."
- Francois Mitterrand
(Related: History, Opportunity, France, Succeed, Will, World)

"I focused on where she was from of course, her voice and her history, her relationship with God - her religion. This was probably the strongest relationship she has had, really. She never seemed to maintain close relationships with husbands."
- Gretchen Mol
(Related: God, History, Religion, Husbands, Relationships, Voice)

"All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing."
- Moliere
(Related: History, Books, Dancing, Leaders, Mankind, Skill)

"If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy."
- James Monroe
(Related: History, People, Growth, Example, Nations)

"The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: History, Majority, Objectives, Obstacles, Reward)

"With the reorganization of 1898 finished, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad entered a new period in its history."
- John Moody
(Related: History)

"The history of the Erie Railroad ever since 1901 has been a record of progress."
- John Moody
(Related: History, Progress)

"The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property."
- John Moody
(Related: History, Control, Financial, Connection, Property)

"Great men are usually the products of their times and one of the men developed by these times takes rank with the greatest railroad leaders in history."
- John Moody
(Related: History, Men, Leaders, Rank)

"Throughout history no one has suffered more than God. He has suffered because his own children fell away from him. Ever since the Fall, God has been working tirelessly for the restoration of mankind. People do not know this brokenhearted aspect of God."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: History, God, People, Children, Mankind)

"I think you're going to find out that westerns will be coming back. It's Americana, it's part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order and justice. Justice will always prevail as far as I'm concerned."
- Clayton Moore
(Related: History, Fight, Justice, Law, Order, Will)

"But today, government is taking those rights from us, pretending that it gives us our rights. Indeed, those rights come from God, and it was recognized throughout our history as such."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Government, History, God, Rights, Today)

"We're all very sensitive that Jim has the shortest history with the band. He wants to be somewhat of a free agent. I'm just going to let time dictate how Jim's future evolves."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: History, Time, Future)

"I really want to do a book on the history of the no-wave music scene in New York, how it extended out and formed lots of other things. It was such a great visual culture."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: History, Music, Culture, Want)

"It is over with; I am in the history books."
- Michael Moorer
(Related: History, Books)

"Although his crusade in 1957 occurred at a time in our nation's history when race divided all, Reverend Graham refused to preach in segregated audiences."
- Jerry Moran
(Related: History, Time, Audiences, Nation, Race)

"My face has changed with the years and has enough history in it to give audiences something to work with."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: History, Work, Audiences, Years)

"One of the most amazing developments in the history of biology."
- Thomas Hunt Morgan
(Related: History)

"Throughout this evolution from left to right, Beard always detested war. Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: History, War, Evolution, Military, Reflection, Right)

"So I have cultivated the vast garden of human experience which is history, without troubling myself overmuch about laws, essential first causes, or how it is all coming out."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Experience, History, Causes, First, Garden, Laws)

"Skepticism is an important historical tool. It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: History, Skepticism)

"Any child knows that history can only be a reduced representation of reality, but it must be a true one, not distorted by queer lenses."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: History, Reality)

"In any case, his judgment and set of values, acting alone or through his assistants, determine not only what is gold and what is dross but the design of the history which he creates out of the metal. The historian decides what is significant, and what is not."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Design, History, Values, Acting, Gold, Judgment)

"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
(Related: History, Evil, May, Opinion, Sense)

"History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created."
- William Morris
(Related: Art, History, People, Kings)

"The history of trying to start a daily where there already is one is that it has never worked."
- John Morton
(Related: History, Trying)

"That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history."
- William Thomas Green Morton
(Related: History, Talent, Decency, Ethics, Flaws, Man, Sense)

"A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: History, Hope, Day, Memory, Past, Today, Tomorrow)

"There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age."
- Oswald Mosley
(Related: Age, Art, Change, History, Life, Time)

"We Americans entered a new phase in our history - the era of integration - in 1954."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: History, Americans)

"The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: History)

"History shows how feeble are barriers of paper."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: History)

"We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but we never doubt that the U.S. has a unique position in the history of human hopes."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: History, Doubt, Insult)

"For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Power, Time, History, First, Ideology, Theology, Washington)

"In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history, a president gives up the bulk of his privacy."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: History, Power, Influence, President, Privacy)

"Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: History, Punishment, Suffering)

"History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: History, Time, People, Advertising, Evil, Want, Will)

"Al Zarqawi had a long history of terrorism. He was responsible for several bombings and beheadings in Iraq, including Pennsylvania native Nicholas Berg."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: History, Iraq, Terrorism)

"It is doubtless one of Aristotle's great services that he conceived so clearly the truth that literature is a thing that grows and has a history."
- Gilbert Murray
(Related: History, Truth, Literature)

"Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: History, Difficulty)

"I think a secure profession for young people is history teacher, because in the future, there will be so much more of it to teach."
- Bill Muse
(Related: History, People, Future, Profession, Will)

"Most of our history in space has been communicated in terms of action - what people do, a chronological list of events which have transpired - as opposed to the human experience of having done those things."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Experience, History, People, Action, Events, Space)

"The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: History, People, Saints)

"Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: History, Religion, Fascism, Will)

"It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: History, People, Battle)

"Get off your ass and get down here to fix the goddamn biggest disaster in the nation's history."
- Ray Nagin
(Related: History, Disaster, Nation)

"OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us."
- James Nasmyth
(Related: History, Race)

"In man - in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: History, People, Victory, End, Fight, Land, Leaders, Man, Mankind, Occupation, Will)