Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.
If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone."
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If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
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Humanity 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.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.
If 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.
The greatest changes in history have come when people were able to shake off what others told them to do.
The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.
I've always considered Christ to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of humanity.
You know the saying: he who doesn't understand history is doomed to repeat it. And when it's repeated, the stakes are doubled.
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too.
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.
If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.
History is replete with many events where individual leaders because of their insight and their commitment, have changed the course of what happens on this planet. At the same time, there are also many disastrous events on the planet when leaders operated without the necessary insight and did things which caused enormous disasters on this planet
Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labours of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
It need not just be blood and tears that move history, it can also be human love, compassion, and intelligence
This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
No 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.
Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.
If 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.
Throughout history, people with new ideas, who think differently and try to change things, have always been called troublemakers.
History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.
The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.
I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.
It need not be blood and tears which move the wheels of history. It can be just human love, human compassion, human ingenuity, human intelligence can truly move the wheels of history. Now, the information technology and other things is a clear manifestation that human ingenuity can change the world
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.
In the earlier days of history, kings and leaders went to the battlefield with their men; but today, those who determine that a nation will go to war remain safely behind