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"The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes"
Adolf Hitler
'History,' Stephen said, 'is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake
James Joyce
A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.
Norman Cousins
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind
John Maynard Keynes
Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Honore de Balzac
All my stories are about the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it, but most people think of these stories as hard, hopeless and brutal.
Flannery O'Connor
All through history it's the nations that have given most to generals and the least to the people that have been the first to fall
Harry S Truman
Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it
Oscar Wilde
Anyone who clings to the historically untrue -- and -- thoroughly immoral doctrine that violence never solves anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor; and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.
Robert A. Heinlein
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
Assassination has never changed the history of the world
Benjamin Disraeli
Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard
Will Durant
Biography is the only true history
Thomas Carlyle
Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
Oscar Wilde
Does history support a belief in God? If by God we mean not the creative vitality of nature but a supreme being intelligent and benevolent, the answer must be a reluctant negative
Will Durant
Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history
Abraham Lincoln
Happy the people whose annals are blank in history books
Thomas Carlyle
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