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Motivational History Quotes

May these quotes about History inspire and motivate you.

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

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

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous


 

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

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


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People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
- Tom Ford

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
- George S. Patton

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

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

Civilization is a movement and not a condition,
a voyage and not a harbor.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
- Jessamyn West

The lessons of the past provide the path to the future.
- Anonymous

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

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

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

One who comes to the Court must come to adore,
not to protest.
That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
- William O. Douglas

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down
on the tracks of history
to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Failure is impossible.
- Susan B. Anthony

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans.
It presents one of man's first attempts to order his
view of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

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

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

We learned the value of research in World War II.
- Amar Bose

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever
invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
- Herbert Hoover

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
- James Stockdale

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Why should we honour those that die upon the field
of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in
entering into the abyss of himself.
- William Butler Yeats

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

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


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