History Quotes

Lynn Abbey #Computers #History

When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
William Morris #Art #History

Photo of William Morris History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed art has remembered the people, because they created.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Age #History #Poetry

Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
Rob Sheffield #Experience #History

Photo of Rob Sheffield At an incredibly divisive point in pop history, Donna Summer managed to create an undeniable across-the-board experience of mass pleasure - after 'Bad Girls,' nobody ever tried claiming disco sucked again. It set the template for what Michael Jackson would do a few months later with 'Off The Wall.'
Dalai Lama #Change #Government #History

Photo of Dalai Lama The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.
Camille Paglia #Beauty #Change #History

I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
Jon Meacham #Experience #Faith #History

Photo of Jon Meacham Given that religious faith is an intrinsic element of human experience, it is best to approach and engage the subject with a sense of history and a critical sensibility.
Richard M. Nixon #Change #History

I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.
Jerry Saltz #Art #History

Photo of Jerry Saltz Imagine it's 1981. You're an artist, in love with art, smitten with art history. You're also a woman, with almost no mentors to look to art history just isn't that into you. Any woman approaching art history in the early eighties was attempting to enter an almost foreign country, a restricted and exclusionary domain that spoke a private language.
Alexander Haig #Failure #History

You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin #Faith #History

Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
Jon Meacham #Government #History

Photo of Jon Meacham History tells us that America does best when the private sector is energetic and entrepreneurial and the government is attentive and engaged. Who among us, really, would, looking back, wish to edit out either sphere at the entire expense of the other?
Joseph Conrad #Art #History

Photo of Joseph Conrad History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.
Jawaharlal Nehru #Age #History

Photo of Jawaharlal Nehru A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new when an age ends and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
James McGreevey #Freedom #History

The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it's Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women's rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties.
Samuel L. Jackson #Education #History

Photo of Samuel L. Jackson I'm a good son, a good father, a good husband - I've been married to the same woman for 30 years. I'm a good friend. I finished college, I have my education, I donate money anonymously. So when people criticize the kind of characters that I play on screen, I go, 'You know, that's part of history.'
Haile Selassie #God #History

Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment.
Leo Tolstoy #Alone #History #War

Photo of Leo Tolstoy In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
Eric Hoffer #Best #History

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
M. Scott Peck #Change #Good #History

The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
Arthur Ashe #Equality #History

Photo of Arthur Ashe You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
Robert Fulghum #Death #Dreams #Experience #History #Hope #Imagination #Knowledge #Love

Photo of Robert Fulghum I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
David Cameron #Future #History #Knowledge

Photo of David Cameron After the Berlin Wall came down I visited that city and I will never forget it. The abandoned checkpoints. The sense of excitement about the future. The knowledge that a great continent was coming together. Healing those wounds of our history is the central story of the European Union.
Golda Meir #Art #History

Photo of Golda Meir The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.
Colin Powell #Health #History

Photo of Colin Powell The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.