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History teaches us that whenever a weak and ignorant people possess a thing which a strong and enlightened people want, read more

History teaches us that whenever a weak and ignorant people possess a thing which a strong and enlightened people want, it must be yielded up peaceably.

by Mark Twain Found in: History Quotes,
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Throughout history the world has been laid waste to ensure the triumph of conceptions that are now as dead as read more

Throughout history the world has been laid waste to ensure the triumph of conceptions that are now as dead as the men that died for them.

by Henry De Montherlant Found in: History Quotes,
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The historian sees backward. In the end he also believes backward.

The historian sees backward. In the end he also believes backward.

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Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These read more

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.

by Benjamin Disraeli Found in: History Quotes,
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All history, of course, is the history of wars.

All history, of course, is the history of wars.

by Penelope Lively Found in: History Quotes,
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Just as philosophy is the study of other people's misconceptions, so history is the study of other people's mistakes.

Just as philosophy is the study of other people's misconceptions, so history is the study of other people's mistakes.

by Phillip Guedalla Found in: History Quotes,
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Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to read more

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it.

by Evita Peron Found in: History Quotes,
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One of the lessons of history is that 'nothing' is often a good thing to do and always a clever read more

One of the lessons of history is that 'nothing' is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

by Will Durant Found in: History Quotes,
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History is the science of things which are not repeated.

History is the science of things which are not repeated.

by Paul Valery Found in: History Quotes,
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