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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.

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.

Napoleon Bonaparte

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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?

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.

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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.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Karl Marx

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Bill Bryson

The world at night, for much of history, was a very dark place indeed.

Arthur Ashe

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.

Camille Paglia

Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders.

Originalism is sort of subspecies of textualism. Textualism means you are governed by the text. That's the only thing that is relevant to your decision, not whether the outcome is desirable, not whether legislative history says this or that. But the text of the statute.

Novak Djokovic

Imagine a part of the U.S.A., from which the U.S.A. started - where is the cradle of your history? This is Kosovo for Serbia.

James Baldwin

I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.

Queen Elizabeth II

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.

John F. Kennedy

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.

Victor Hugo

What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.

Alice Walker

All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world.

Gertrude Stein

History takes time. History makes memory.

Elie Wiesel

It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.

Hermann Hesse

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.

H. L. Mencken

Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.

I've always been intellectually restless, but it is the building part of it that most interests me. It is the constructing of the team that is my favorite part. Anyone who is familiar with the history of the A's franchise, even dating back to Philadelphia, knows that every five or 10 years, you have to tear it apart and rebuild it.

Mike Tyson

I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it, check the cash register.

Virginia Woolf

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles.

Margaret Mead

Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.

Imagine: in the medieval ages, there was no evidence of how the history of mankind has been affected by witchcraft. But there is significant factual history of how brutality and sadism of mankind have been displayed in the most obscene manner in the name of witch-hunt.

Richard M. Nixon

The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.

Napoleon Bonaparte

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

William Butler Yeats

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.

Maya Angelou

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

Douglas MacArthur

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.

Queen Elizabeth II

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.

Karl Marx

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.

Susan B. Anthony

Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!

Candace Owens

You can be poor, middle class, or rich - it doesn't matter. The black card will still confer upon you an entire history of oppression, even if you've never been oppressed. Flash the black card, and most white people will cower.

The truth is that the history of the last couple of thousand years has been broadly repeated attempts by various people or institutions - in a Freudian way - to rediscover the lost childhood of Europe, this golden age of peace and prosperity under the Romans, by trying to unify it.

Washington Irving

A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.

Hillaire Belloc

Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.