history Quotes

There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history. It is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.

For most of our history, Americans enjoyed both liberty and security from foreign threats.

Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.

Rupert Murdoch is probably the most successful media proprietor and operator in history.

Sending Paris Hilton to jail for being the most loathed celeprosy lesion in the history of the species seems like a happening idea at first – forty-five days at Century Regional Detention Center is so the new thirty days at Promises Malibu! But it sets a dangerous precedent to jail celebs just because someone hates them.

How do you make any sense of history, art or literature without knowing the stories and iconography of your own culture and all the world’s main religions?

Nixon’s full term was one of the most successful in U.S. history, which is why he was re-elected by the largest plurality in the country’s history.

The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history that’s least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970.

In the history of America, we’ve never had an energy plan. We don’t even realize the resources we have available to us.

History offers no evidence for the proposition that the assignment of women to military combat jobs is the way to win wars, improve combat readiness, or promote national security.