Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
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.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
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.
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."
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
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By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.
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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.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
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 greatest changes in history have come when people were able to shake off what others told them to do.
Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.
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.
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
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.
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.
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.
Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.
You know the saying: he who doesn't understand history is doomed to repeat it. And when it's repeated, the stakes are doubled.
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.
I've always considered Christ to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of humanity.
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.
Throughout history, people with new ideas, who think differently and try to change things, have always been called troublemakers.
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.
History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.
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.
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.
The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.
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