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One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.
View quotes by Albert Schweitzer

Canada has such a history of producing tremendous women athletes, yet people don't always know the history, know all the names.
View quotes by Nancy Greene

All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development.
View quotes by Friedrich Engels

The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art, but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history.
View quotes by Harold Rosenberg

Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.
View quotes by Thomas Sowell

What you don't understand is that it is possible to be an atheist, it is possible not to know if God exists or why He should, and yet to believe that man does not live in a state of nature but in history, and that history as we know it now began with Christ, it was founded by Him on the Gospels.
View quotes by Boris Pasternak

I have a history in football but what is the history of this guy, this midget [Michael Owen]? He ought to clean his tongue and wash the boots of David Beckham as they are so wet tonight.
View quotes by Carlos Alberto

People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.
View quotes by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.
View quotes by Clarence Darrow

The question Tony Blair should be reflecting on this weekend is having achieved this, having secured his place in the history of the Labour Party and the history of Britain, whether now might be a better time to let a new leader in who could then achieve the unity we need if we are going to go forward [after Election 2005]
View quotes by Robin Cook

While we read history we make history.
View quotes by George William Curtis

Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
View quotes by Mao Zedong

History is past politics, and politics is present history (Methods of Historical Study)
View quotes by E A Freeman

The world went mad. What we learn from history is that people don't learn from history. (On the dotcom bubble)
View quotes by Warren Buffett

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
View quotes by Aristotle

In fact, at this point in history, the most radical, pervasive, and earth-shaking transformation would occur simply if everybody truly evolved to a mature, rational, and responsible ego, capable of freely participating in the open exchange of mutual self-esteem. There is the 'edge of history.' There would be a real New Age.
[Up From Eden (1981)]
View quotes by Ken Wilber

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it... The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
View quotes by Woodrow Wilson

The cross is the centre of the world's history; the incarnation of Christ and the crucifiction of our Lord are the pivot round which all the events of the ages revolve. The testimony of Christ was the spirit of prophecy, and the growing power of Jesus is the spirit of history
View quotes by Alexander Maclaren

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
View quotes by John Gardner

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
View quotes by George Bernard Shaw



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