Bil KeaneYesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
James BaldwinYou think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.
Paulo CoelhoNo matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.
Michael CrichtonIf 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.
George OrwellThe most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
James Fenimore CooperHistory, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.
Orhan PamukOne side of me is very busy paying attention to the details of life, the humanity of people, catching the street voices, the middle-class, upper-middle-class secret lives of Turks. The other side is interested in history and class and gender, trying to get all of society in a very realistic way.
Orhan PamukI wanted to tell a romantic and dark side of Ottoman history that was also slightly political, saying to the previous generation of writers, 'Look, I'm interested in Ottoman things, and I'm not afraid of it, and I'm doing something creative.'
Oscar WildeHumanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
Orhan PamukGood fiction is about asserting the beauties of the world, inventing a new, positive thing. Where am I going to get that? And it should be original; it should not be cliched. So the way I looked at history was not to accuse it of failure.
Steven SpielbergI think documentaries are the greatest way to educate an entire generation that doesn't often look back to learn anything about the history that provided a safe haven for so many of us today.
Hermann HesseWithout words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
August WilsonJazz in itself is not struggling. That is, the music itself is not struggling... It's the attitude that's in trouble. My plays insist that we should not forget or toss away our history.
W. H. AudenHistory is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
Aldous HuxleyThat men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Steven SpielbergSocial media has taken over in America to such an extreme that to get my own kids to look back a week in their history is a miracle, let alone 100 years.
W. H. AudenMay it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that 'faith' is even more difficult for Him than it is for us?
Robert F. KennedyPresident Kennedy has named two Negroes to District Judgeships and appointed Thurgood Marshall to the United States Court of Appeals. When I came to the Department of Justice, there were only ten Negroes employed as lawyers; not a single Negro served as a United States Attorney - or ever had in the history of the country. That has been changed.
Virginia WoolfThe history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
Robert F. KennedyFew will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Robert F. KennedyThere are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.
Madeleine AlbrightJewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank.
Henry Wadsworth LongfellowIf we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Angela CarterReading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
Robert F. KennedyThe travail of freedom and justice is not easy, but nothing serious and important in life is easy. The history of humanity has been a continuing struggle against temptation and tyranny - and very little worthwhile has ever been achieved without pain.
Aung San Suu KyiThe history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development.
William Jennings BryanMy place in history will depend on what I can do for the people and not on what the people can do for me.
Mahatma GandhiRemember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.
Mae WestGood women are no fun... The only good woman I can recall in history was Betsy Ross. And all she ever made was a flag.
Pierre Teilhard de ChardinSomeday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Robert F. KennedyThe United States was born in revolution and nurtured by struggle. Throughout our history, the American people have befriended and supported all those who seek independence and a better way of life.
Mary Wollstonecraft[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.
Madeleine AlbrightIf you look at U.S. history through religious history, there is very much a motif that shows the importance religion has played in the U.S. We're a very religious country and it affects the way we look at various political issues.
Stephen ColbertThere's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good.
Robert F. KennedyThe hardest problems of all in law enforcement are those involving a conflict of law and local customs. History has recorded many occasions when the moral sense of a nation produced judicial decisions, such as the 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which required difficult local adjustments.
Theodore RooseveltNever throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Robert F. KennedyThe history of antitrust law enforcement shows that successful antitrust prosecutions have often strengthened and brought vitality to extremely large companies and businesses.
Richard DawkinsThe history of science has been one long series of violent brainstorms, as successive generations have come to terms with increasing levels of queerness in the universe.
Muhammad Ali JinnahThere is no parallel in the history of the world. This mighty subcontinent with all kinds of inhabitants has been brought under a plan which is titanic, unknown, unparalleled. And what is very important with regard to it is that we have achieved it peacefully and by means of an evolution of the greatest possible character.
Woody AllenMore than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Tom StoppardI mean, if Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at twenty-two, the history of music would have been very different. As would the history of aviation, of course.
Richard DawkinsBut perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience.
Daisaku IkedaWe are not merely passive pawns of historical forces; nor are we victims of the past. We can shape and direct history.
Bernie SandersIt used to be that I was known as 'the longest-serving independent in the history of the United States Congress,' which is true. Now I'm a 'self-professed democratic socialist.' Things change when you run for president.
Joseph StalinGreat Britain provided time; the United States provided money and Soviet Russia provided blood.
Oprah WinfreyThe great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.
Thomas HardyThe beauty or ugliness of a character lay not only in its achievements, but in its aims and impulses; its true history lay, not among things done, but among things willed.
Donald TrumpHillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the country. The world came apart under her reign as Secretary of State.
Benito MussoliniIf two irreconcilable elements are struggling with each other, the solution lies in force. There has never been any other solution in history, and there never will be.
Bernie SandersHistory will record that the Citizens United decision is one of the worst in the history of our country.
Benito MussoliniThe history of saints is mainly the history of insane people." -Benito Mussolini (Chuck Palahniuk - Pygmy)
Benito MussoliniFascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.
Benito MussoliniIt is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.
Robert A. HeinleinViolence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor.
Hillary ClintonAs I speak to you today, government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics.
Bernie SandersTed Kennedy will go down in history as one of the giants of the U.S. Senate and one the most accomplished legislators in American history.
Benjamin LincolnWe find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us.
Donald TrumpSomebody made the statement that Donald Trump has built or owns the greatest collection of golf courses, ever, in the history of golf. And I believe that is 100 percent true.
Daisaku IkedaHistory is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom.
George W. BushNow, there are some who would like to rewrite history - revisionist historians is what I like to call them.
Salma HayekI think that a lot of women that know they're going to be part of history somehow decide to have a character to be remembered by.
Marcus GarveyA people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Bernie SandersOf course the Republicans have long wanted to privatize Social Security and destroy it. But Social Security has been the most important and valuable social program in the history of the United States.
Claire DanesWorking gives you this new perspective. You don't take everything too seriously, and you realise that if you don't do too well on a history test, it's not the end of the world.
Meg CabotBut then I remembered something Grandmere had once assured me of: No one has ever died of embarrassment-never, not once in the whole history of time.
Muhammad Ali JinnahThe Western world, in spite of its advantages of mechanization and industrial efficiency is today in a worse mess than ever before in history. The adoption Western economic theory and practice will not help us in achieving our goal of creating a happy and contented people. We must work our destiny in our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic concept of equality of manhood and social justice.
Daisaku IkedaI believe that we must maintain pride in the knowledge that the actions we take, based on our own decisions and choices as individuals, link directly to the magnificent challenge of transforming human history.
Thomas SowellMuch of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Daisaku IkedaHumanity has experienced many revolutionary changes over the course of history: revolutions in agriculture, in science, industrial production, as well as numerous political revolutions. But these have all been limited to the external aspects of our individual and collective lives.
Richard DawkinsWe have to find our own purposes in life, which are not derived directly from our scientific history.
Jawaharlal NehruYou don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
Rosa LuxemburgThe very action of the proletariat is a determining factor in history. And although we can no more jump over the stages of historical development than a man can jump over his shadow, nevertheless, we can accelerate or retard that development.
George W. BushThe deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war.