quotes tagged with 'history'

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

Author: Konrad Adenauer, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in history konradadenauer 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.

Author: A. Whitney Brown, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in history past awhitneybrown 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

History is too important to be left in the past.

Author: Unknown, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in history unknown EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

...ordinary people are the ones who determine the outcome of human events in the end - not kings and princes, not masters and tyrants.  It is laborers and workmen, cousins and acquaintances that upend the expectations of the brilliant and the glamorous, the expert and the meticulous.  It is plain folks, simple people, who literally change the course of history - because they are the stuff or which history is made.  They are the ones who make the world go round.

Author: George Grant, Source: Carry a Big Stick, page 123Saved by ImaWriterIII in history people ordinary EDS georgegrant 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The pages of history shine on instances of the jury's exercise of its prerogative to disregard instructions of the judge.

Author: U.S. vs. Dougherty, Source: 1972Saved by ImaWriterIII in history courtopinion 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded.

Author: Karl Marx, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in history karlmarx persuade 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Historically, much of the motivation for public schooling has been to stifle variety and institute social control.

Author: Jack Hugh, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in control government history publicschools socialcontrol jackhugh 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Author: Allan Bloom, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in history vision strength reading books posterity allanbloom 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The books we read help to shape who we are. Reading offers us, as children, our first independence- allowing us to travel far beyond the confines of our immediate world. Books introduce us to great figures in history, narratives that stir our spirit, fictions that tug us out of ourselves and into the lives of a thousand others, and visions of every era through which human beings have lived. And in the process of stretching who we are, books also connect us to all others- of our own or previous times- who have read what we've read. In the community of readers, we instantly become linked to those who share our love for specific characters or passages.

A well-composed book,' says Caroline Gordon, 'is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.'

Author: Ben Jacobs, Source: Quotable Book LoverSaved by ImaWriterIII in history children reading books characters 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

History teaches us that man learns nothing from history.

Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in history georgwillhelmfriedrichhegel 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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