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History Quotes

History, the study of the magnificent past and renowned regulations, is not just confined to schoolbooks and library records, but is essential for everyone who wants to reach out to their roots. Familiarity with history not only inspires you to have a bold take towards the difficult situations in life but also urges you to learn from the experiences of people who had lived, strived and warred to overcome the odds. Enjoy the existence of strong today with these famous history quotes.

Tom Hayden

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.

Christopher Columbus

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

James Baldwin

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.

Dave Barry

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.

Sacha Baron Cohen

I think if you come from a history of persecution you have to develop a sense of humour.

Gillian Anderson

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.

Salma Hayek

I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.

Benito Mussolini

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.

W. H. Auden

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.

Steve King

Liberals want to amend our country's history to eradicate the role of Christianity in America and chisel references to God or faith from our historical buildings.

John David Washington

I'm connected to a Wesley Snipes, and I'm connected to Giancarlo Esposito because of the history of films that we've all been a part of with Spike Lee.

Neil Gorsuch

Standing here in a house of history, and acutely aware of my own imperfections, I pledge that if I am confirmed I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great country.

Napoleon Bonaparte

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Kevin Costner

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.

I think history repeats itself. There's a constant conversation between the oppressed and the oppressor. No matter what your field is, whether it's gender equality, the Time's Up movement, or diversity casting, it's always going to be a back-and-forth battle.

Woodrow Wilson

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

I'm a good son, a good father, a good husband - I've been married to the same woman for 30 years. I'm a good friend. I finished college, I have my education, I donate money anonymously. So when people criticize the kind of characters that I play on screen, I go, 'You know, that's part of history.'

Xi Jinping

During the long process of history, by relying on our own diligence, courage and wisdom, Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.

Morgan Freeman

I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.

Aldous Huxley

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

Henry James

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.

Desmond Tutu

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

Alexis de Tocqueville

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

Camille Paglia

All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once!

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.

George Santayana

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.

Prince Charles

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.

Gerald R. Ford

History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

History is so subjective. The teller of it determines it.

There's no way to approach anything in an objective way. We're completely subjective; our view of the world is completely controlled by who we are as human beings, as men or women, by our age, our history, our profession, by the state of the world.

Ronaldo

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers is a team with history, tradition.

Confucius

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Dan Quayle

It's a very good historical book about history.

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.

Issa Rae

I never really had to put much thought into my race, and neither did anybody else. I knew I was black. I knew there was a history that accompanied my skin color, and my parents taught me to be proud of it. End of story.

I got expelled from high school, and then did my exams from home. I decided, through that experience, that I was going to expediate my plan and didn't go to university. Instead, I went to a community college and studied the theory and history of film with the idea that I wanted to write and direct.

Chris Rock

I was bused to a school in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school.

Bill Maher

If you think you have it tough, read history books.

Elon Musk

We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere... can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.

Environment
Vladimir Putin

The centuries-old history and culture of India, majestic architectural monuments and museums of Delhi, Agra and Mumbai have a unique attractive force.

Sonia Sotomayor

It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.

Robert Kennedy

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.

Woodrow Wilson

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

Strength Swimming
Banksy

All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They've been used to start revolutions and to stop wars.

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.

Tony Blair

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.

William Morris

History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.

Camille Paglia

It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.

John F. Kennedy

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.

The lesson of 9/11 is that America is truly exceptional. We withstood the worst attack of our history, intended by our enemies to destroy us. Instead, it drew us closer and made us more united. Our love for freedom and one another has given us a strength that surprised even ourselves.

Our landscapes connect us to our history; they are the source of our character as a peopl, as well as our health, our safety, and our prosperity. Natural resources enrich us economically, yes. But they also enrich us aesthetically and recreationally and culturally and spiritually.

Prince Charles

Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?

Doc Rivers

I don't think you should ever run from history. You should learn from it and embrace it.

Thurgood Marshall

Sometimes history takes things into its own hands.

Harry S. Truman

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.

Police
Woodrow Wilson

The history of liberty is a history of resistance.

Mahatma Gandhi

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

Lyndon B. Johnson

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'

Water Morning
Napoleon Bonaparte

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Margaret Thatcher

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.

Karl Marx

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Harry S. Truman

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.

Ambrose Bierce

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

I don't fight for the money. I fight for my legacy. I fight for history. I fight for my people.

Vladimir Putin

History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.

Julius Caesar

I came, I saw, I conquered.

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.

Harry S. Truman

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Matt Lucas

It's very likely that graduates, current employees and retirees have some wonderful pieces of Deer Park history in their closets or garages.

Dan Quayle

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.

Nelson Mandela

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.

Vasyl Lomachenko

Money, titles, belts - you're not going to take with you when you die. History stays forever. That's why I decided to go for history.

Turnberry is truly one of the most spectacular properties on earth. The views, the setting, and grandeur of the hotel - there's just nothing else like it. We've respected the architectural history of the hotel first and foremost, but most of all, we've respected the tradition of golf at Turnberry.

Brian Austin Green

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.

Rest Movies
Henry James

It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.

John Maynard Keynes

Ideas shape the course of history.

Thomas Merton

If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.

George Santayana

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

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.

George Washington

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Margaret Thatcher

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

B. R. Ambedkar

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.

Karl Marx

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.

Kevin Spacey

If you look back through history in the United States, there have been very few landslide elections. Half the country always voted for someone else.

Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back.

Stephen Hawking

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.

Technology Success
John McCain

Most great leaders in history that I've studied always need to get as wide a range of opinions as possible so that they can have sufficient information to make the right decisions.

Tim Burton

There's something quite exciting when you have a history with somebody and you see them do new and different things.

Quentin Tarantino

I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie.

Robert Kennedy

There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.

Morgan Freeman

Black history is American history.

Gavin McInnes

Dead white guys built this country. Show some gratitude and show some reverence. But as far as slavery, yeah. It's part of history. And you know what? It's something we should be proud of. Because we ended it.

Kanye West

I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it.

Busy Writing
Brett Kavanaugh

A judge must interpret statutes as written. And a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent.

Elton John

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.

Nikola Tesla

The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified.

Donald Glover

Being in London has really taught me how important history is. Just having information of the past. It helps you predict the future, which is all we really have as, you know, humans.

James Baldwin

American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.

Soren Kierkegaard

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.