Best 1 141 of Historical quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Roxanne Dunbar-ortiz

Cases of genocide carried out as policy may be found in historical documents as well as in the oral histories of Indigenous communities.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ha-joon Chang

The history of capitalism has been so totally re-written that many people in the rich world do not perceive the historical double standards involved in recommending free trade and free market to developing countries.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Deeanne Gist

That first scream, my lord, was indeed your daughter, my wife, and if you kill me, your grandchild will be quite without a father. Won't you come in?

By Anonym 15 Sep

M. J. Colewood

Clear vision holds the key.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Tamara Hughes

Sometimes people do misguided things for the most honorable of reasons.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Amy Jarecki

I do no' think ye should lick me leg.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rachel Gibson

The first book I sat down to write was an historical romance. It was really bad and thankfully no one ever saw it.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Elizabeth Wein

These trials aren't about revenge. They're about justice. Don't you want justice, Rose Justice?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth May Fox

Presented memorial to [Constitutional Convention] committee on sufferage. Was very courteously treated. We all felt it a great day in the history of Utah. The committee informed us they had passed on W[oman] S[uffrage] being ten to five in favor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bertrand Russell

History is valuable, to begin with, because it is true; and this, though not the whole of its value, is the foundation and condition of all the rest. That all knowledge, as such, is in some degree good, would appear to be at least probable; and the knowledge of every historical fact possesses this element of goodness, even if it posses no other.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Hawkins

The effect on human consciousness of the experience of the Presence of God is subjectively transformative and identical throughout human history. It leaves a timeless mark that is verifiable as a calibration of a recorded level of conciousness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Baruch Spinoza

Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men's natural abilities as to restrain them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

History is opaque. You see what comes out, not the script that produces events, [...] The generator of historical events is different from the events themselves, much as the minds of the gods cannot be read just by witnessing their deeds.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leo Strauss

Nothing ought to be said or done which could create the impression that unbiased reconsideration of the most elementary premises of philosophy is a merely academic or historical affair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen Batchelor

Each time the dharma moved into a different civilization or historical period, it faced a twofold challenge: to maintain its integrity as an internally coherent tradition, and to express its vision in a way that responded to the needs of the new situation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Twain

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Beuys

After I am dead I would like people to say: 'Beuys understood the historical situation. He altered the course of events'. I hope in the right direction.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Duvernay

At the end of the day, I had to remain dedicated to historical accuracy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean-claude Ellena

My visitors say they noticed perfumes from different companies in my fridge, and ask what I need these for. I explain that they are mainly there as historical benchmarks of quality, below which I must not and would not want to fall.

By Anonym 16 Sep

April W. Gardner

He behaves the hard chaw, your man there, but he's thick as a plank for stupid.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Lina J. Potter

You know better than me that there are people who serve God and those who serve only their own selves.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Richard Curtis

Why, on to the castle, to kill the royal family, and claim the throne that isn't mine by right!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mikhail Gorbachev

Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Green

In those fifty, the Old Man made me take religion seriously. I'd never been religious, but he told us that religion is important whether or not we believed in one, the same way that historical events are important whether or not you personally lived through them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

C. Wright Mills

You can never really understand an individual unless you also understand the society,historical time period in which they live,personal troubles, and social issues

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vaclav Havel

Life cannot be destroyed for good, neithercan history be brought entirely to a halt. A secret streamlet trickles on beneath the heavy lid of inertia and pseudo-events, slowly and inconspicuously undercutting it. It may be a long process, but one day it must happen: the lid will no longer hold and will start to crack. This is the moment when something once more begins visibly to happen, something truly new and uniquesomething truly historical, in the sense that history again demands to be heard.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edward Gibbon

History, in fact, is no more than a list of the crimes of humanity, human follies and accidents

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Julius Wellhausen

A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity, guaranteeing every country the protection of its own historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical and intangible cultural heritage.

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

D. A. Carson

You get into theological education and you're busy marking papers and getting into administration in raising funds and doing all the things that are part of life, but here we were talking about important theological, historical, gospel related, biblically centered things hour after hour after hour.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Aitkin

Is the warming unprecedented? Probably not. There is abundant historical and proxy evidence for both hotter and cooler periods in human history. Is it our fault? Again, maybe. The correlation of increasing warmth with increasing carbon dioxide concentrations is particularly weak; that with solar energy and with ocean movements is much stronger.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Deeanne Gist

Oh, they'll never believe a woman could solve such puzzles. They'll just assume I'm humoring you by editing it myself and allowing you to put your name to it." She raised her eyebrows. "But you wouldn't be." He humphed. "They'll never hear me admit it." "I will," she said, a smile curving her lips. He shrugged. "They'll believe me, not you.

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 13 Sep

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Accepting the view that man was prior in the creation, some Scriptural writers say that as the woman was of the man, therefore, her position should be one of subjection. Grant it, then as the historical fact is reversed in our day, and the man is now of the woman, shall his place be one of subjection?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oliver D. Crisp

It is often reported that the Five Points of Calvinism are the conceptual hard-core of Reformed thought. That is very misleading. The Five Points supposedly originate with the Synod of Dort in the early seventeenth century. Yet we find important Reformed leaders who were signatories to that documentation who don't think that limited atonement is the right way to think about the scope of Christ's saving work. How can this be? The answer that recent historical theology has thrown up is that the canons of the Synod don't require adherence to the doctrine of limited atonement.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Stewart

There's room in the world for one historical folk-rock singer to make a decent living, and I happen to be it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Raymond Queneau

The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point where they are well-established, and even so it is detached from the historical side.

By Anonym 14 Sep

J. Bowyer Bell

The assassination at Sarajevo was certainly the crucial precedent of the European war that its conspirators had sought, but was not the historical cause ... The assassination acted as a lever, prying the various powers into predictable paths.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert A. M. Stern

Communities of tract houses, plopped on a grid, represent a way of throwing historical forms around like bouillabaisse.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Helen Picca

I was young--so young--naive, isolated in a small world of safety and comfort too soon shattered by a phone call.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Rowan Gaither

[The task is to] covertly lower the standard of living, the whole social structure, of America so that we can be merged with all other nations.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edward Said

Look at situations as contingent, not as inevitable, look at them as the result of a series of historical choices made by men and women, as facts of society made by human beings, and not as natural or god-given, therefore unchangeable, permanent, irreversible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Herbert

The writing of history is largely a process of diversion. Most historical accounts distract attention from the secret influences behind great events.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Susan Orlean

Most fourth graders can't say why Abraham Lincoln is an important historical figure? Wow. This is far more distressing than if the news had been that fourth graders were bad at reciting multiplication tables, because you can, in fact, Google that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonny Greenwood

I sometimes wish taste wasn't ever an issue, and the sounds of instruments or synths could be judged solely on their colour and timbre. Judged by what it did to your ears, rather than what its historical use reminds you of.

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 16 Sep

Orna Ross

It is inner duty, not outer achievement, that wins peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samantha Shannon

I fell even more deeply in love with Tolkiens legendarium after studying Old English literature at uni, as I got a sense of the historical events and cultures that Tolkien used to create his world. My favourite of his imaginary locations is Lothlorien.