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

I got a call to come in and meet Fox, and the rest is history.Paula Abdul

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

In a typical history book, black Americans are mentioned in the context of slavery or civil rights. There's so much more to the story.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.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

The 20th century was a century in which human rights were infringed upon in numerous parts of the world, and Japan also bears responsibility in that regard. I believe that we have to look at our own history with humility and think about our responsibility.Shinzo Abe

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

No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.Dean Acheson

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

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.Lord Acton

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

History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.Theodor Adorno