History - Quotes & Sayings

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A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Marcus Garvey

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

George Washington

History never really says goodbye. History says, 'See you later.'

Eduardo Galeano

I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.

Emilia Fox

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Karl Marx

All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds.

Richard Brautigan

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.

Michelle Obama

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

Haile Selassie

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

Woodrow Wilson

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.

Harry S Truman

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Legend remains victorious in spite of history.

Sarah Bernhardt

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

Desmond Tutu

Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.

Joe Barton

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

Christopher Columbus

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.

Carl T. Rowan

Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go.

Anthony Bourdain

History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be.

John Henrik Clarke

I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it.

Kanye West

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.

H. L. Mencken

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.

Jack Canfield

History isn't just the story of bad people doing bad things. It's quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.

C. S. Lewis

The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.

Karl Marx

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.

Richard M. Nixon

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.

Henry James

It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.

Sonia Sotomayor

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.

James A. Baldwin

More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.

Kofi Annan

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.

George Orwell

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

Winston Churchill

English language is the most universal language in history, way more than the Latin of Julius Caesar. It's the most punderful language because its vocabulary has a certain critical mass that makes a lingo good for punning.

Richard Lederer

I came, I saw, I conquered.

Julius Caesar

I don't have a formula to pass on. I always did it my own way. Even today, I hold my independence close. It's what's most precious to me. Passion. Risk. Tenacity. Consistency. This is my professional history.

Giorgio Armani

The centuries-old history and culture of India, majestic architectural monuments and museums of Delhi, Agra and Mumbai have a unique attractive force.

Vladimir Putin

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.

Dante Alighieri

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.

B. R. Ambedkar

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.

Queen Elizabeth II

The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books.

Chance The Rapper

Malaysia is a country unlike any other: Full of promise and fragility. Its history, cultural and religious diversity make it a rich, compelling and surprising land.

Tariq Ramadan

The history of innovation is the story of ideas that seemed dumb at the time.

Andy Dunn

If you look back in history of the women who are most memorable and most stylish, they were never the followers of fashion. They were the ones who were unique in their style, breakers of the rules. They were authentic, genuine, original. They were not following the trends.

Nina Garcia

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Winston Churchill

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

Maya Angelou

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Robert Kennedy