history quotes

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.Lynn Abbey

A lot of young players don't really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I did a book in 1996, an overview of black history. In that process I became more aware of a lot of the black inventors of the 19th century.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

History will treat me right.Ralph Abernathy

You can't walk alone. Many have given the illusion, but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way. Each man is bedded in his people, their history, their culture, and their values.Peter Abrahams

When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.M. H. Abrams

Here's the irony in what I do: When I go out to eat, I like classic French food. I like amazing Japanese food that has such a history that it goes back hundreds of years. And I also like really innovative food as well.Grant Achatz

I can remember picking up weighty tomes on the history of science and the history of philosophy and reading those when I was small.Peter Ackroyd

It sometimes seems to me that the whole course of English history was one of accident, confusion, chance and unintended consequences - there's no real pattern.Peter Ackroyd

'London' is a gallery of sensation of impressions. It is a history of London in a thematic rather than a chronological sense with chapters of the history of smells, the history of silence, and the history of light. I have described the book as a labyrinth, and in that sense in complements my description of London itself.Peter Ackroyd

The 16th-century theatre witnessed the particularly English manifestation of 'the history play.' There can be no doubt that Shakespeare's presentations of 'Henry V' and 'Richard III' have been incalculably more influential than any more sober historical study.Peter Ackroyd

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.John Adams

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.Konrad Adenauer

The advent of self-government for the Iraqi people is a watershed moment in their history.Todd Akin

Macon has such a rich musical history - and the state of Georgia, as well.Jason Aldean

I'm not the first person to have discovered evidence that consciousness exists beyond the body. Brief, wonderful glimpses of this realm are as old as human history.Eben Alexander

The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages.Horatio Alger

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

History is a relay of revolutions.Saul Alinsky

You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now.Marcus Allen