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Historical Quotes

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One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most people's historical perspective
begins with the day of their birth.
- Rush Limbaugh

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

I'd love to do historical pictures more,
but I don't know if I can.
- Oliver Stone

 

Liar is a strong word, but we are all liars.
Not in the sense of intentionally speaking untruths,
but in the sense of carrying so much historical
and emotional baggage that none of us is believable.
To lie means to speak an untruth,
and virtually everything that comes out of our mouth
is an untruth - an opinion, an assumption,
a point-of-view based on our past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them.
The writings of the day show the quality of the people
as no historical reconstruction can.
- Edith Hamilton

Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
- Michael Shermer

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Perhaps our Irish friends should not so completely
turn their backs on their historical dishes,
no matter how many jokes they might have to endure.
- Nick Clooney

As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very
beginnings of my reading for pleasure,
I read a lot of non-fictional history,
particularly historical biography.
- Norman Spinrad

What we have to do now is to make the public at large
aware that what we're looking at is not a historical event but -
and I have to be brutal and I am going to say it -
a racket.
- Ernst Zundel

It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully
researched historical biographies.
- Antonia Fraser

Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical
reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit
and disregard the totality of human nature.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

Most people don't like to talk about violent historical death.
- Sarah Vowell

All societies are historical.
- Raymond Queneau

This time all the historical details and things were right.
But I'd written it again in third person,
and people found it dry.
I decided to throw that one away.
- Arthur Golden

Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not
limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers
to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen.
- Paul Ricoeur

I think one of the great historical contributions of
science is to weaken the hold of religion.
That's a good thing.
- Steven Weinberg

My own being can be judged by the depths I reach in
making these historical origins my own.
- Karl Jaspers

And finally, it was Deuteronomy that brought about
the historical result of Josiah's reformation.
- Julius Wellhausen

I had the training at drama school where I studied
Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period
historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material.
- Orlando Bloom

Students of American glass must always keep in mind
that the creations they collect are truly examples
of our American culture...
and thus have historical significance.
- James Lafferty

We live in an era with no historical precedents.
History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us
understand current changes.
- Doug Coupland

Research can be a big clunker.
It's difficult to know how you can make the historical light.
- Michael Ondaatje

I am not very moved by historical apologies.
- Tom Paulin

One of my great passions is the collection of historical trivia.
- Lynn Abbey

The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point
where they are well-established,
and even so it is detached from the historical side.
- Raymond Queneau

The historical development of the work of anthropologists
seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that
heretofore has not been treated by any other science.
- Franz Boas

But we cannot just take this historical fact for granted.
We must make it live.
- Wendell Willkie

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify
the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical
process and to work out a central line to resolve it.
- Mao Tse-Tung

I have long been active in and supportive of conservation
and historical preservation causes.
- Jack L. Chalker

Anti-Semitism has no historical, political and certainly
no philosophical origins.
Anti-Semitism is a disease.
- Daniel Barenboim

I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled
in our generation without deceit and adventurism.
These are historical facts that cannot be altered.
- Moshe Sharett

The higher American patriotism, on the other hand,
combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent
with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
- Herbert Croly

Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
soon forgotten.
- Milan Kundera

I have certainly amassed many historical research gathering skills.
- Iris Chang

A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.
- Barbara Cartland

The historical debate is over.
The answer is free-market capitalism.
- Thomas Friedman

Although there is a very large literature,
still growing almost daily, on the Chinese calendar,
its interest is, we suggest, much more archaeological
and historical than scientific.
- Joseph Needham

Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells
us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I believe it has been said that one copy of The Times
contains more useful information than the whole of
the historical works of Thucydides.
- Richard Cobden

The knife of historical relativism...
which has cut to pieces all metaphysics and religion
must also bring about healing.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

Species go extinct because there are historical contraints
built into a given body or a given design.
- Kevin Kelly

In all the areas within which the spiritual life of humanity is at work,
the historical epoch wherein fate has placed us is
an epoch of stupendous happenings.
- Edmund Husserl

That the apostolic office is temporary,
is a plain historical fact.
- Charles Hodge

I believe that historians and analysts of historical
events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events,
which they make their subject.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Today, in American imperialism, the commodity has reached
its most grandiose historical manifestation.
- C. L. R. James

I was with the U.N.
Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell,
which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war.
- Michael Ignatieff

Now, whenever you read any historical document,
you always evaluate it in light of the historical context.
- Josh McDowell

Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place in museums;
others,
we take for walks.
- Roger Caras

Pictures can and do make a difference.
Strong images of historical events do have an impact on society.
They can help with change.
- Charles Moore

There are people who said he killed over a hundred men.
Historical fact doesn't corroborate one hundred men.
- Keith Carradine

It is this conception of the unity of the human career
which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study,
since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science.
- James H. Breasted

A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Historical methodology, as I see it,
is a product of common sense applied to circumstances.
- Samuel E. Morison

I should have known better.
Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence
and the pro-choice arguments are not.
That is a cultural, historical fact.
- Stanley Fish

I will be a historical painter.
- William Allan

Chance doesn't mean meaningless randomness,
but historical contingency.
This happens rather than that, and that's the way that novelty,
new things, come about.
- John Polkinghorne

If the September 11 terror attack is supposed to constitute
a caesura in world history,
it must be able to stand comparison to other events
of world historical impact.
- Jurgen Habermas

Hemingway seems to be in a funny position.
People nowadays can't identify with him closely as
a member of their own generation,
and he isn't yet historical.
- Leslie Fiedler

The story of Jesus is very fascinating.
It still has such a tremendous power,
even after 2,000 years!
We don't really know if he existed as a historical figure.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

I can't read historical fiction because I find the
real thing so much more interesting.
- Antonia Fraser

I'm a history buff, and right now we're sitting on
one of the most dramatic historical shifts that this
planet has ever seen and we have a front row seat for it.
- James Daly

It is important to remember that the Pacific Ocean
covers a quarter of the world's surface and that each
Pacific country has its own cultural,
historical and ethnic identity.
- Jenny Shipley

Actually my first eight books were historical novels,
but they were never published.
- Caroline B. Cooney

All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize,
and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home,
they export it, in a certain way, by war;
they make it tour the world.
- Victor Cousin

Well, for me, really, I think it was I wanted to try
and clear up some of the misperceptions that were out
there and fill in some of the historical gaps.
- Monica Lewinsky

For us, universal values such as justice,
morality and peace cannot be disputed and it is for
this reason that we pursue the restoration of historical truth.
- Robert Kocharian

I don't really have a historical overview of my work at all.
I'm not an art historian.
I don't see that there's this period and that period.
- Howard Hodgkin

We have gotten away from this double aspect of either
putting the character back into historical events or
of making a historical event of his very life.
- Raymond Queneau

There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters,
as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
- Walter Scott

The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects,
with their creations recorded as great historical events.
- Arthur Erickson


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