Topic: History Quotes - Famous History
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned
to repeat it. George Santayana The Life of Reason.
When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren't
able to kill millions of people and get away with it. Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal
History is an amazing presence - it is a place where vanished
time gathers. While we are in the flow of time, it is difficult
to glean its significance, and it is only in looking back that
we can recognise the hidden dimensions at work within a particular
era or epoch. John O'Donohue Preface to John Skinner's translation of
The Confession of Saint Patrick.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. Winston Churchill
History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. 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 made today. Henry Ford Interview in Chicago Tribune, May 25, 1916.
I feel the hand of history on our shoulder in respect to this.
I really do. I just think we need to acknowledge that and respond
to it. Tony Blair Speaking during talks preceding the Good
Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement.
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it. Oscar Wilde The Critic as Artist.
History is the sum total of the things that could have been
avoided. Konrad Adenauer
History says, Don't hope
on this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
the longed for tidal wave
of justice can rise up,
and hope and history rhyme. Seamus Heaney The Cure at Troy.
History never repeats itself. The historians repeat each other.
There is a wide difference. Oscar Wilde
History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies and misfortunes of mankind. Edward Gibbon
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that
man can never learn anything from history. George Bernard Shaw
I think if you have faith about these things then you realize
that judgment is made by other people If you believe
in God, it's made by God as well. The only way you can make
a decision like that is to try to do the right things, according
to your conscience and, for the rest of it, you leave it to
the judgment that history will make. Tony Blair Saying he will be judged by God and history
on the war in Iraq, March 2006.
For four-fifths of our history, our planet was populated by
pond scum. J. W. Schopf
Some people make headlines while others make history. Philip Elmer-DeWitt
History never looks like history when you are living through
it. John W. Gardner
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time;
it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in
daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity. Cicero Pro Publio Sestio.
The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it. Oscar Wilde The Critic as Artist.