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

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.              Abraham Lincoln

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

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.            Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.               Winston Churchill

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.   Winston Churchill

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.        Desmond Tutu

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan you should wear it inside, where it functions best.         Margaret Thatcher

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

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.    John F. Kennedy

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

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.               Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.       Neil Armstrong

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.    William James

I came, I saw, I conquered.          Julius Caesar

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

Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.               Edmund Burke

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.      George Washington Carver

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.                George S. Patton

Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.           George S. Patton

History is more or less bunk.       Henry Ford

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

The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual – for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.   M. Scott Peck

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

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.              John Quincy Adams

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

Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.         H. L. Mencken

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

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.             H. L. Mencken

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

What is history but a fable agreed upon?              Napoleon Bonaparte

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.              Napoleon Bonaparte

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.       Harry S. Truman

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.                Barry Goldwater

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.  Colin Powell

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.      Benjamin Disraeli

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but to stand there and take it.              Lyndon B. Johnson

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

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield. Dwight D. Eisenhower

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.      Edward R. Murrow

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.          Colin Powell

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.  Calvin Coolidge

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.             Samuel Butler

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.              William Butler Yeats

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.            Douglas MacArthur

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.      James A. Baldwin

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

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. Epicurus

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.   Richard M. Nixon

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

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

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.     H. G. Wells

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.   Henry A. Kissinger

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war.  George W. Bush

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.               Richard M. Nixon

I can see clearly now… that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.                Richard M. Nixon

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.        Dan Quayle

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.          Douglas MacArthur

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.        Percy Bysshe Shelley

What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren’t supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown – watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?          Jackie Kennedy

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

Be as a tower firmly set Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.          Dante Alighieri

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.                Vladimir Lenin

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

History is a vast early warning system.    Norman Cousins

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I’m innocent. You’ve got to believe I’m innocent. If you don’t, take my job.         Richard M. Nixon

The Russians feared Ike. They didn’t fear me.     Lyndon B. Johnson

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.              Frank Herbert

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.           Arnold J. Toynbee

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

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.     Edward R. Murrow

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.      Louis D. Brandeis

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.          Henry Adams

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.      Grover Cleveland

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

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.              Tony Blair

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.                Konrad Adenauer

World War II was the last government program that really worked.          George Will

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.              Edward Gibbon

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.         Sandra Day O’Connor

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.   Anwar Sadat

There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.  William Halsey

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.        Louis D. Brandeis

It’s a very good historical book about history.      Dan Quayle

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.             Mao Zedong

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.   Tacitus

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.          Evita Peron

I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.    Charles de Gaulle

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief… For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.                Wendell Berry

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.              Herbert Hoover

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.                Herbert Hoover

Failure is impossible.      Susan B. Anthony

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.          Queen Elizabeth II

I’m the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.             Herbert Hoover

Although… the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.  James K. Polk

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it. David Horowitz

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.         A. Whitney Brown

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.        Augustine Birrell

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.             Jessamyn West

I wouldn’t attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally.        John Foster Dulles

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.   Nikita Khrushchev

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.       Marge Piercy

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.       Ted Koppel

The future has a way of arriving unannounced.  George Will

Time is my greatest enemy.        Evita Peron

History is a vision of God’s creation on the move.              Arnold J. Toynbee

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world. Tom Ford

All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize, and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home, they export it, in a certain way, by war they make it tour the world.   Victor Cousin

The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion. Barbara Tuchman

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can’t stop to count it.     Evita Peron

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man’s first attempts to order his view of the outside world.   Stephen Gardiner

One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That’s the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.                William O. Douglas

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.               Kofi Annan

The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,… Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don’t want to do that and that’s their decision.       Ho Chi Minh

I haven’t, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order – not one.            Oliver North

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back.  William O. Douglas

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.         Wendell Phillips

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.     Jean Chretien

Dad, I’m in some trouble. There’s been an accident and you’re going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.  Edward Kennedy

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.  James K. Polk

Libraries are not made, they grow.          Augustine Birrell

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.   James Stockdale

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.                Irving R. Kaufman

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.          Prince Charles

Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business.           Eddie Bernice Johnson

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.         Jacques Chirac

The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.                Jacques Chirac

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.                G. Gordon Liddy

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.                Hugo Black

We learned the value of research in World War II.            Amar Bose

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.   Peter Berger

To people who remember JFK’s assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father’s coffin.                Michael Beschloss

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy’s murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.       Lance Morrow

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.                Juan Antonio Samaranch

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend.                Byron White

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

That great dust-heap called ‘history’.      Augustine Birrell

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.          William Manchester

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.               Irving R. Kaufman

The Supreme Court’s only armor is the cloak of public trust its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.                Irving R. Kaufman

You can’t set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.       George M. Humphrey

Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24.   David M. Shoup

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.

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

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

We are not makers of history. We are made by history. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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.              Mahatma Gandhi

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

History is written by the victors.                Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.              Joan Rivers

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

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

History is a set of lies agreed upon.          Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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. Harry S. Truman

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

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

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

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

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

Live out of your imagination, not your history.    Stephen Covey

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

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

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.                Steve Jobs

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

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.           Plato

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.             Barack 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

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.       Warren Buffett

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

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

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

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

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

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

History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.    Voltaire

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

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

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.        Barack Obama

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.            Martin Luther

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

History should be written as philosophy.               Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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.        Woodrow Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.        P. J. O’Rourke

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

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

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. Virginia Woolf

If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.               Carter G. Woodson

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

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

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

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

Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies history has no place for them.   Norodom Sihanouk

Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.               Pope John Paul II

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.     Hillary Clinton

I don’t believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.             Pablo Picasso

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

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.            Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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.               Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

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

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 history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.          Karl Marx

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

The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history. Noam Chomsky

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.         Karl Marx

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

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

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

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

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

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

History, a distillation of rumour.                Thomas Carlyle

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

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice their choice!       Dwight D. Eisenhower

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.                Timothy Leary

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

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

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

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

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

History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answered the call in bravery and sacrifice.                Tim Pawlenty

A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’                William F. Buckley, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.              Richard M. Nixon

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

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

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.           Benjamin Disraeli

If you have autism in the family history, you still vaccinate. Delay it a bit, space them out.              Temple Grandin

Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.             Carter G. Woodson

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

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

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

Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.             Arnold J. Toynbee

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

The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.              George Eliot

Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment.           Haile Selassie

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.               Harry S. Truman

History develops, art stands still.               E. M. Forster

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

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

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

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

Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.               Jefferson Davis

History is a race between education and catastrophe.    H. G. Wells

The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up.           Henry Louis Gates

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.   P. J. O’Rourke

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.            P. J. O’Rourke

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

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

The history of art is the history of revivals.           Samuel Butler

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

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is ‘Delete.’               Elayne Boosler

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.             Babatunde Olatunji

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.              P. J. O’Rourke

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

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

We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men’s crapper of the local bar.                Charles Bukowski

I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.      Morgan Freeman

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

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

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

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life. Norman Cousins

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

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

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

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

The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.      Arthur C. Clarke

History shows that there are no invincible armies.            Joseph Stalin

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.      Anatole France

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

I’m not one of those who wants to purge our society of our Christian history.     Richard Dawkins

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

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.       C. Wright Mills

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.            Barbara Tuchman

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

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

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

A lot of young players don’t really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork.             Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed.               Mattie Stepanek

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 th

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