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Yesterday is history tomorrow is a mystery today is God's gift that's why we call it the present.

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

Herman Hesse

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.


Well-behaved women seldom make history.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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

Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it - always.

History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.

Paulo Coelho

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

More than any other time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

Woody Allen

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.

James Madison

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

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

A people without the knowledge of their past, history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Marcus Garvey

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.

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going, unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation's history, the President's policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future.

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

The history of free men is never really written by chance, but by choice, their choice!

I don't think that a leader can control to any great extent his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation, if the forces of history are running in another direction.

Richard M. Nixon

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

James Arthur Baldwin

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

Ronald Reagan

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

History is the devil's scripture

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

In this bright future you can't forget your past.

Bob Marley

History repeats itself first, as tragedy second as farce.

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

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.

History should be written as philosophy.

History does nothing, it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men real living who do all this.

History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.

Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century, than in all of previous human history.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

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

History is written by the victors.

In known history nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

Alan Watts

Americans are rising to the tasks of history and they expect the same of us.

George W. Bush

History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.

Virginia Woolf

History develops, art stands still.

E. M. Forster

Study the past if you would divine the future.


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

You can write me down in history with hateful twisted lies, you can tread me in this very dirt, but still like dust I'll rise.

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

George Bernard Shaw

Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word.

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.

History takes time. History makes memory.

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.

I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.

A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'

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

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history, for poetry expresses the universal and history only the particular.

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.

Franz Kafka

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.

Walter Scott

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

History never looks like history when you are living through it.

History in general only informs us of what bad government is.

Thomas Jefferson

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

George Washington

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

History shows that there are no invincible armies.

History is more or less bunk.

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

Alice Walker

For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history.

Black women have not historically stood in the pulpit, but that doesn't undermine the fact that they built the churches and maintain the pulpits.

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.

History a distillation of rumour.

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past, so that we can live our dreams.

Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries.

Beware the Ides of March.

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance, and art would be useless.

Honore de Balzac

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.

History is a race between education and catastrophe.

All humanity is passion, without passion religion, history, novels, art, would be ineffectual.

Honore de Balzac

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.

De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history.

Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.

Muhammad Ali

Sometimes - history needs a push.

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

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.

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

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education, or of government, by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

History makes people wise.

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

Margaret Thatcher

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

No humorist is under any obligation to provide answers and probably if you were to delve into the literary history of humour it's probably all about not providing answers because the humorist essentially says: this is the way things are.

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.

I believe that's one of the finest action regurgitation scenes in the history of literature ... I'd put it right up there.

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.

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

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

All human history attests, That happiness for man - the hungry sinner! Since Eve ate apples much depends on dinner.

Lord Byron

Whenever the poetry of myth is interpreted as biography history or science it is killed. The living images become only remote facts of a distant time or place. Furthermore it is never difficult to demonstrate that as science and history mythology is absurd.

Woz is living his own life now. He hasn't been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history.

Every age has its own poetry, in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.

We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes.

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.

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

Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.

History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.

Thomas Carlyle

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want, not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it and I don't think we should have done it.

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.

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.

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.

Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top - or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history I think to survive some of these things... Life is one crisis after another.

Human history in essence is the history of ideas.

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

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.

Yeah I read history. But it doesn't make you nice. Hitler read history too.

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

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

I don't think we handled the aftermath of the fall of Baghdad as well as we might have. But that's now history.

Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

It's cool to be a part of history having two great coaches go head-to-head.

If a secret history of books could be written and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting and dull tales excite the reader!

William Makepeace Thackeray

Without question the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.

This is the lesson that history teaches: repetition.

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world so far justice is always in jeopardy.

The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.

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.

Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.

C. S. Lewis

The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.

Richard M. Nixon

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong it creates world history. If it is weak it suffers world history.

Albert Schweitzer

The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece but he cannot of course create it.

Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?

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.

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.

Well, I think that California has had a history of always spending more money than it takes in.

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

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

Anatole France

Becoming emancipated at 14 my life wasn't normal. I didn't have to go to school so I didn't. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company Flower Films and producing movies. Now that I'm almost 30 I would like to try other things in lie. I'm crazy about photography and I want to take an art history class.

Drew Barrymore

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.

Sooner I'd try to change history than turn political than try convincing others to write letters or to vote or to march or to do something they didn't already feel like doing

Richard Bach

Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

Thomas Sowell

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history, therefore we must be saved by faith.

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.

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

Live out of your imagination not your history.

Now there are some who would like to rewrite history - revisionist historians is what I like to call them.

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.

I'm not one of those who wants to purge our society of our Christian history.

Richard Dawkins

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

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.

You should read history and look at ostracism persecution martyrdom and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men you know.

There are still many causes worth sacrificing for so much history yet to be made.

There is little for the great part of the history of the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.

The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now and you and I will not be around to see it.

Words when written crystallize history, their very structure gives permanence to the unchangeable past

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents worried five of them to death impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails we hold an election and assassinate their character.

No one can take the wealth of the world with him when he dies. This is a truth we have seen throughout the history of mankind.

If history and science have taught us anything it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.

E. O. Wilson

History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.

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

Victor Hugo

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.

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then and it is misremembered now.

Richard M. Nixon

Service without ideal of self . . . trains you to transcend all the artificial distinctions imposed by history and geography and to realize that the human community is one and indivisible.

Sai Baba

The soles of Neil Armstrong's boots on the moon made permanent impressions on our souls and in our national psyche. Ann and I watched those steps together on her parent's sofa. Like all Americans we went to bed that night knowing we lived in the greatest country in the history of the world. God bless Neil Armstrong.

Mitt Romney

In the course of history men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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.

There certainly are moments in history when poets and painters connect so closely as to be one and the same person

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that when nations are strong they are not always just and when they wish to be just they are no longer strong.

Whether a woman's running for office or she's supporting her husband who's running for office and she gets criticised for wearing open-toed shoes or for the colour of her coat there's just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena.

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.

Ayn Rand

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.

Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.

It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves together with the counsels and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment

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

Little islands of human happiness peace and prosperity are so exceptional at this point in history that I'm not even sure we can draw lessons from them.

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

If history were taught in the form of stories it would never be forgotten.

Personally I would be delighted if there were a life after death especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.

Carl Sagan

Once you get into this great stream of history you can't get out.

Richard M. Nixon

It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.

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.

Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

If history repeats itself and the unexpected always happens how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.

George Bernard Shaw

We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq we have met our responsibility. Now it's time to turn the page.

Barack Obama

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.

Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history since its statements are of nature of universals, whereas those of history are of singulars.

Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.

Today for the first time in history a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land once a distant outpost of the pagan world has become through the preaching of the Gospel a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.

Pope John Paul II

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.

Read no history: nothing but biography for that is life without theory.

If past history was all there was to the game the richest people would be librarians

The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.

Ambrose Bierce

Poetry is more philosophical and of higher value than history.

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.

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.

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.

You that would judge me do not judge alone this book or that come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon, Ireland's history in their lineaments trace, think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.

William Butler Yeats

Most foreign policies that history has marked highly in whatever country have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts.

Henry A. Kissinger

I think really China Chinese I think they really have a long history of civilization rich culture.

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.

There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.

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.

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.

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

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.

People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.

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.

I'm not convinced that women have the education or the sense of their own history enough, or that they understand the cruelty of which men are capable and the delight that many men will take in seeing you choose to chain yourself - then they get to say 'See you did it yourself.'

Alice Walker

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

We wonder if we will be the first generation in American history to leave our children with fewer opportunities and a less prosperous nation than the one we inherited.

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 Pierce Adams

Study history study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

Tradition is an important help to history but its statements should be carefully scrutinized before we rely on them

Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand however is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands it also seldom works properly.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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.

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

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man not his history.

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.

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.

Dalai Lama

Mankind's yearning to engage in sports is older than recorded history dating back to the time millions of years ago when the first primitive man picked up a crude club and a round rock tossed the rock into the air and whomped the club into the sl

The happiest women like the happiest nations have no history.

George Eliot

Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.

The history of art is the history of revivals.

Samuel Butler

Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments the governments alone independent of the interests of the people to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.

Leo Tolstoy

The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.

William James

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.

George Orwell

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.


This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath.

No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.

William Hazlitt

Those of us who have gathered here... we owe something from this minute on so this gathering is not just another footnote on the pages of history.

Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?

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.

Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions of real interests and materials is indirect, because the crowd is never conscious of it.

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

Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can using only their hands and feet make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.

Indeed history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

One of the enduring problems with certain societies in the world - and this is certainly true of a lot of places in the Middle East - is that the capacity for self-governance and self-organizing just isn't there. It has to do with history.

It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.

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

The history of the world is the record of the weakness frailty and death of public opinion.

Samuel Butler

We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors' wisdom.

The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.

Bertrand Russell

In its history Europe has committed so many massacres and horrors that it should bow its own head in shame.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president - with the possible exceptions of Johnson FDR and Lincoln - just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history. But you know but when it comes to the economy we've got a lot more work to do. And we're gonna keep on at it.

It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves together with the counsels and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment.

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

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.

I believe that's one of the finest action regurgitation scenes in the history of literature. I'd put it right up there.

Minimalism seems closest to the sophisticated storytelling of movies. Movies have really educated contemporary audiences to be the most intelligent sophisticated audiences in history. We don't any longer need to have the relationship between one scene and the next explained. We will figure it out ourselves.

Chuck Palahniuk

Throughout human history the American Idea has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed.

Tell them from me they are unloading history.

Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.

Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts or to empire that it is destructive of both as all their history shows for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds.

William Blake

The history of the world is the world's court of justice.

Love is never defeated and I could add the history of Ireland proves it.

Pope John Paul II

It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.

The history of liberty is a history of resistance.

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.

Michelle Obama

In the richest country in the history of the world this Obama economy has crushed the middle class. Family income has fallen by $4 000 but health insurance premiums are higher food prices are higher utility bills are higher and gasoline prices have doubled. Today more Americans wake up in poverty than ever before.

Mitt Romney

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

Gustave Flaubert

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it

The Balkans produce more history than they can consume

I want to reform the tax code so that it's simple, fair and asks the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on incomes over $250 000 - the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president, the same rate we had when our economy created nearly 23 million new jobs, the biggest surplus in history and a lot of millionaires to boot.

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.

President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.

Mitt Romney

The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world, it is more it is the history of earth and of heaven.

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle