312 Greatest Quotes About History
History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.
There are so many figures in our history that did not believe they could make a change, and they did.
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible that in any profane history.
Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
There's something quite exciting when you have a history with somebody and you see them do new and different things.
You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise!
Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me.
People from different parts of the world can respond to the same story if it says something to them about their own history and their own experience.
The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.
The biggest difference between England and America is that England has history, while America has geography.
History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis.
All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity.
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.
You have to know the past to understand the present.
I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They've been used to start revolutions and to stop wars.
We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.
If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Nothing is more difficult than trying to correct history.
Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.
The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
Study the past if you would define the future.
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.
In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made it possible for the Confederacy to live four years.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
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
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.
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
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.
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.
If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.
You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.
I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.
I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge.
Neil deGrasse Tyson