September 20, 2016

History Quotes

“This year will go down in history for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.” – Adolf Hitler
“History dies without the present. There is no future without the path made to it by the past.” – Aidan Chambers
“History only exists, in the final analysis, for God.” – Albert Camus
“If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.” – Albert Camus
“Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.” – Albert Camus
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” – Aldous Huxley
“Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” – Alexander Pope
“History is a ‘priori amoral; it has no conscience.” – Arthur Koestler
“History knows no scruples and no hesitation. Inert and unerring, she flows towards her goal. At every bend in her course she leaves the mud which she carries and the corpses of the drowned.” – Arthur Koestler
“The world at night, for much of history, was a very dark place indeed.” – Bill Bryson
“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
“Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
“Every period in history has it’s own punishments, and ours has a multitude.” – Cees Nooteboom
“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin
“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.” – D. H. Lawrence
“There comes a moment in history when ignorance is no longer a forgivable offense… a moment when only wisdom has the power to absolve. – Bertrand Zobrist” – Dan Brown
“History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ”What is history, but a fable agreed upon?”” – Dan Brown
“History admits no rules, only outcomes. What precipitates outcomes? Vicious acts & virtuous acts. What precipitates acts? Belief.” – David Mitchell
“History is the present. That’s why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth.” – E. L. Doctorow
“History develops, art stands still.” – E. M. Forster
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