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History Quotes

history quotes

So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions, because the questions had never been asked. It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history - and history of repression.Phillip Noyce

Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles.Sandra Day O'Connor

One of the enduring problems with certain societies in the world - and this is certainly true of a lot of places in the Middle East - is that the capacity for self-governance and self-organizing just isn't there. It has to do with history.P. J. O'Rourke

To be Jewish is to be specifically identified with a history. And if you're not aware of that when you're a child, the whole tradition is lost.Joyce Carol Oates

I want to reform the tax code so that it's simple, fair, and asks the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on incomes over $250,000 - the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president; the same rate we had when our economy created nearly 23 million new jobs, the biggest surplus in history, and a lot of millionaires to boot.Barack Obama

We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page.Barack Obama

I had a great drama teacher in high school, and that's when I started to learn about the history of theater.Elizabeth Olsen

Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price.Robert Orben

Yes, the Bible should be taught in our schools because it is necessary to understand the Bible if we are to truly understand our own culture and how it came to be. The Bible has influenced every part of western culture from our art, music, and history, to our sense of fairness, charity, and business.Joel Osteen

American policy seems to be wed to a perpetual state of war. Why? History shows that the world will always be in flux or turmoil, with different peoples competing for visibility and power. The U.S. cannot fix the fate of every nation.Camille Paglia

It would be incredibly presumptuous and self-serving of me to believe that Facebook was the end of history. The only way it could possibly be the end of history is if it becomes some sort of artificial super intelligence that takes over the world.Sean Parker

People in millenniums ahead will know what we were like in the 1930's and the thing that, the important major things that shaped our history at that time. This is as important for historic reasons as any other.Gordon Parks

I like to go back over history and check out what people have written and whether I agree with it or not.Harvey Pekar

We've built the largest empire in the history of the world. It's been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort.John Perkins

I consider myself a writer who happens to write about history, rather than a historian. I was an English major in college. What I've learned about history is in the field, so to speak. Going into the archives and working with it directly.Nathaniel Philbrick

The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly.Jean Piaget

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.Pablo Picasso

What the history of aviation has brought in the 20th century should inspire us to be inventors and explorers ourselves in the new century.Bertrand Piccard

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.Peace Pilgrim

When I was a boy, I would ask about my family history, about my bloodlines. We really didn't know that much. We had a little Indian in us from the Oklahoma Trail of Tears.Brad Pitt