Quotes by history
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Irish writer 1854-1900
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
Robert A. Heinlein
American science fiction writer 1907-1988
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
American movie director and actor 1935 -
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
E. M. Cioran
French philosopher 1911-
Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly. The proudest palpitations are engulfed in a sewer, where they cease throbbing, as though having reached their natural term: this downfall constitutes the heart's drama and the negative meaning of history.
South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned - it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.
French statesman 1862-1932
A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.
American writer on literature, philosophy and society 1883-1969
A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
French politician, physician, and journalist 1841-1929
America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Spanish novelist 1964-2020
Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it.
A. J. P. Taylor
British historian 1906-1990
Conformity may give you a quiet life; it may even bring you to a University Chair. But all change in history, all advance, comes from the nonconformists. If there had been no trouble-makers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves.
English statesman 1874-1965
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
British poet, essaywriter 1784-1859
Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
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