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Irish writer 1854-1900+14
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
Robert A. Heinlein
American science fiction writer 1907-1988+2
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963+2
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 -+2
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.
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882+1
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+1
A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
French politician, physician, and journalist 1841-1929+1
America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
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.
English statesman 1874-1965+1
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+1
Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
History has only ended for those caught inside the Marxist hothouse. For the rest of us the argument is just getting interesting.Source: The Three Questions - Prosperity and the Public Good (1998) Ch. Three, The End of Government?, p. 54
American writer, historian, and philosopher 1885-1981+1
History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.
American author and cartoonist 1933-+1
History may never have all the facts, but history always has the last word.
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.