1,003 Quotes Regarding History


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Abraham Lincoln

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mahatma Gandhi

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
Mark Twain

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.
Winston Churchill

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Desmond Tutu

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Margaret Thatcher

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John F. Kennedy

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
John F. Kennedy

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
John F. Kennedy

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
Margaret Thatcher

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
George Washington

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana

France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
Johnny Depp

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
William James

I came, I saw, I conquered.
Julius Caesar

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