Quotes tagged with history (3901 quotes found)

Winston S. Churchill
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
humor  writing  history  # 1190
Alan Bennett
The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours
books  reading  history  # 1531
Michael Crichton
If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.
history  # 2071
Hermann Hesse
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.
Steve Maraboli
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
Chris Abani
I was born in 1966, at the beginning of the Biafran-Nigerian Civil War, and the war ended after three years. And I was growing up in school, and the federal government didn't want us taught about the history of the war, because they thought it probably would make us generate a new generation of rebels.
war  government  history  # 3136
Lynn Abbey
My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history.
love  history  book  # 3275
Lynn Abbey
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.
history  computers  past  # 3280
Paula Abdul
I got a call to come in and meet Fox, and the rest is history.
history  call  Rest  # 3559
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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.
history  Game  missing  # 3577
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.
history  book  Black  # 3610
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.
history  book  Black  # 3624
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.
history  Black  Either  # 3657
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
This is what I would have done if I had to have a real job: I would have been a history teacher.
history  teacher  # 3680
Shinzo Abe
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.
history  rights  humility  # 3689
Ralph Abernathy
I went to jail 44 times. I've been beaten and left for dead on the side of the road fighting for freedom... Yet Rosa Parks is better known in history than Ralph David Abernathy. Why is that?
history  freedom  Times  # 3772