history Quotes

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.

What would be the nicest thing I could say about Newt Gingrich? He may be one of the great supporters of the humanities, because you have people who don’t want to study the social sciences, because it’s not profitable, and now Newt, as the highest-paid historian in American history, may be an encouragement to people to study history.

While history never repeats itself, political patterns do.

I feel like I’m part of history being made. I leave Apple board meetings thinking, ‘I’ve got to do a better job.’

Great men are usually the products of their times and one of the men developed by these times takes rank with the greatest railroad leaders in history.

If we got into a situation where people start burning our records, then bring it on. That’s the whole point. The gloaming has begun. We’re in the darkness. This has happened before. Go read some history.