Best 1 141 of Historical quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carroll Quigley

I came into history from a primary concern with mathematics and science. This has been a tremendous help to me as a person and as a historian, although it must be admitted it has served to make my historical interpretations less conventional than may be acceptable of many of my colleagues in the field.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Georgette Heyer

Raoul felt suddenly impatient. 'Heart of a man, if the Lady Elfrida will trust herself to me I will have her in spite of every customary usage!' 'There spoke the Norman,' Edgar said softly. 'Marauding, grasping, marking his prey!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Laura Kamoie

I’m not only my father’s daughter, but also a daughter of the nation he founded. And protecting both is what I’ve always done.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Jefferson

The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Dale

There never was a time in our history when ignorance of current affairs could be so dangerous.

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. K. Kuykendall

He who writes is the martyr, seen through the eyes of the unassuming doll.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kimberley Griffiths Little

The throbbing shimmy spread through my hips and thighs. I could have sworn my body started to glow as if light were shooting from my fingertips and each strand of hair.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sharon Desruisseaux

Conformity is deformity

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thurgood Marshall

History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Goldsworthy

A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Kushner

When I was younger, I used to be very impatient with anyone who wasn't doing overtly political work. I've since come to feel that some writers have an appetite or a need for the political, for political discourse, for historical political subjects.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael J. Gelb

The most advanced, creative and original thinking is always a product of historical context and the influences of previous geniuses, mentors, and collaborators on the mind of the originator.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cleopatra

Is he a good man?" "Define 'good'.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rachelle Rea

Though the heart may be cracked wide, pain can still seep in.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ronda Thompson

I've fallen in love with you. I love you even now when you sit before me with the eyes of a wolf. So take pity upon the fool I have become. I forgot it was only a bargain between us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George F. Kennan

Not only the studying and writing of history but also the honoring of it both represent affirmations of a certain defiant faith - a desperate, unreasoning faith, if you will - but faith nevertheless in the endurance of this threatened world - faith in the total essentiality of historical continuity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

M. J. Colewood

Clear vision holds the key.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Orna Ross

You can trust in nothing. Nothing is always there, holding all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Martin Gilbert

I think the issue that millennials have is that the return on asset classes such as bonds, cash, are so low now compared to the historical levels that it's very difficult for them to save enough to be able to retire comfortably. If interest rates do trend back upwards, it may be less of a problem going forward.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sherri Browning

I’m sorry,” he said in a soft voice while leaning closer to her, “for taking liberties earlier. I hope I didn’t offend you.” “You kissed me,” she answered, equally quietly, then laughed out loud. “I was a little shocked at first, perhaps, but I’m over it.” “Over it?” His heart sank. Not the reaction he’d hoped. Perhaps he was out of practice. “I rather enjoyed it, if you must know. It has been a long time since I’ve had such a kiss. Nothing like a bold and lingering kiss. How I’ve missed it. Ah, now you look shocked. Good. I’ve had my revenge.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Vai

You can never deny the immense talent, rock credibility and iconic historical contribution that Van Halen made.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colm Meaney

If you're playing a historical character that's in the public consciousness, then obviously you've got to make an effort to look like that person and there's a huge amount of historical record there that you have to kind of comply to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sandra Cisneros

I've always read broadly: literary fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, chick lit, historical, dystopian, nonfiction, memoir. I've even read Westerns. I prefer female protagonists.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Immanuel Wallerstein

Scientific culture created a framework within which individual mobility was possible without threatening hierarchical work-force allocation. On the contrary, meritocracy reinforced hierarchy. Finally, meritocracy as an operation and scientific culture as an ideology created veils that hindered perception of the underlying operations of historical capitalism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carrie Vaughn

Now, what does a vampire do with a computer? Keep track of investments? Send e-mail to other vampires as you all plot to take over the world?” “I spend a lot of time on Wikipedia making corrections to the entries of historical figures I’ve known.” I blinked at him. “Really?” “No, Kitty. That was a joke.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hu Shih

Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism; and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Kerri Maniscalco

Lord help the girl he set those eyes on for good. His boyish vulnerability was a weapon, powerful and disarming.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paul Washer

The problem is, even when we preach the Gospel correctly, then we go to this thing on how to invite men and it's not biblical or historical. We get them to jump through some evangelical hoops and say, "yes" to the appropriate questions and we pope-ishly announce them to be saved.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Hooper

In "The King's Speech," patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Cronkite

We must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a World Government, patterned after our Own Government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walt Whitman

I cannot too often repeat that Democracy is a word the real gist of which still sleeps, quite unawakened, notwithstanding the resonance and the many angry tempests out of which its syllables have come, from pen or tongue. It is a great word, whose history, I suppose, remains unwritten because that history has yet to be enacted.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sunshine Rodgers

When I read Sunshine’s book, it was a scary recalibration of my thought process and a refreshing re-pondering of lifelong ideas.” • Taken from the Foreword written by Evangelist Carl Harris

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Hodge

That the apostolic office is temporary, is a plain historical fact.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mahatma Gandhi

To me the Mahabharata is a profoundly religious book, largely allegorical, in a way meant to be a historical record.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robin G. Collingwood

To regard such a positive mental science [psychology] as rising above the sphere of history, and establishing the permanent and unchanging laws of human nature, is therefore possible only to a person who mistakes the transient conditions of a certain historical age for the permanent conditions of human life.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ben Lerner

Poetry arises from the desire to get beyond the finite and the historical—the human world of violence and difference—and to reach the transcendent or divine. You're moved to write a poem, you feel called upon to sing, because of that transcendent impulse. But as soon as you move from that impulse to the actual poem, the song of the infinite is compromised by the finitude of its terms.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Bayard Louis

The English language [during the Elizabethan era] wasn't standardized. There were no official dictionaries. There was no cultural belief that words should always be spelled the same way. So people spelled things however they heard them or however made sense. I mean the name Shakespeare had something like 16 different spellings, and the way he spelled it isn't the way we spell it.- School of Night - pg 44

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen Fry

Mankind can live free in a society hemmed in by laws, but we have yet to find a historical example of mankind living free in lawless anarchy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shelby Foote

I've never known, at least a modern historical instance, where the truth wasn't superior to distortion in every way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Biko

The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Jefferson

Paper is poverty, it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tamara Hughes

Charity followed the pirate. To salvation or to hell, she would soon find out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tariq Ramadan

The logic of freedom of religion implies freedom to be an atheist, even though, from a historical perspective, this has not been accepted in the Muslim world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

T. A. Uner

Every day you live is a lesson in itself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Korten

An active propaganda machinery controlled bv the world's largest corporations constantly reassures us that consumerism is the path to happiness, governmental restraint of market excess is the cause our distress, and economic globalization is both a historical inevitability and a boon to the human species.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kellyn Roth

She didn't think she could be a Christian if perfection was required.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eamon De Valera

If war comes upon us, it will come as a thief in the night

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen Batchelor

Buddhism, I think, is probably facing the single most difficult transition from one historical epoch to another, which is really the transition to modernity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edward Jenks

The 'inquests' which resulted in the compilation of the Domesday Book made a vivid and unfavorable impression on the country. A similar effect was produced by the inquests of 1166 and 1170, before alluded to. Even to this day, the word 'inquisitorial' bears the burden of historical unpopularity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Stack

Californias red-legged frogs are part of our historical, literary and cultural heritage, ... It is critically important that we ensure that there will always be frogs jumping here in Calaveras County, and in other places, too.