history quotes

Muhammadan law in its relation to women, is a pattern to European law. Look back to the history of Islam, and you will find that women have often taken leading places - on the throne, in the battle-field, in politics, in literature, poetry, etc.Annie Besant

A myth is far truer than a history, for a history only gives a story of the shadows, whereas a myth gives a story of the substances that cast the shadows.Annie Besant

First of all, there's no mention of political parties in the Constitution, so you begin American history with not only no political conventions but also no parties.Michael Beschloss

To people who remember JFK's assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.Michael Beschloss

Anyone who knows the history of the Pete Best Band or the Combo, we were on the verge of breaking in in America. In the mid-'60s, I had great songwriters; we wrote some great stuff.Pete Best

Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.Mary McLeod Bethune

Yeah, I love history and I loved it as a kid.Paul Bettany

Strip malls are history.Jeff Bezos

I believe that democracies do not go to war; that's the lesson of history, and I think that a democratic Pakistan is the world community's best guarantee of stability in Asia.Benazir Bhutto

'Lincoln' is a powerful film. It's one of those epic films that talk about this very specific issue in history of the United States.Demian Bichir

I graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science.Joe Biden

There's a lot of revisionist history that goes on these days about Iraq.Joe Biden

Over the objections, where they sound like squealing pigs, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino. And they want to repeal it.Joe Biden

The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.Ambrose Bierce

The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident.Kathryn Bigelow

In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.Theodore Bikel

Honestly, I didn't have the patience for biology or history in an academic sense, but I always liked the kind of big questions.Andrew Bird

Maybe it's just, I've always been to the less traveled places, in any topic, whether it's history, I always like to just choose the most obscure topic. And I don't know why I have that impulse. I can't really explain it but I've been doing that since I was a little kid.Andrew Bird

History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy.Augustine Birrell

Libraries are not made, they grow.Augustine Birrell