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" A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!' "
William F. Buckley, Jr.
" It's something that you pick up at a history class in college, the idea that history and time is something to which we can't even hold a candle to. We, as human beings, are just a small element in the overarching sweep of narrative history. That really had a profound effect on me, that realization. "
" Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years. "
William F. Buckley, Jr.
" The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul. "
" Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point. "
" The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition. "
" In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly. "
" The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are. "
" The study of history requires investigation, imagination, empathy, and respect. Reverence just doesn't enter into it. "
" Auschwitz will forever remain the black hole of the entire human history. "
" The Stonewall riots were a key moment for gay people. Throughout modern history, gays had thought of themselves as something like a mental illness or maybe a sin or a crime. Gay liberation allowed us to make the leap to being a 'minority group,' which made life much easier. "
" The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven. "
" The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness. "
" Martha Washington. I think she's done herself a disservice in history with a little cap, you know? She looks like a namby-pamby little grandmotherly type, but she turned out to be a very strong woman. "
" A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us. "
" An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome. "
" The world at large is less inequitable today than at any time in history. Number of people in abject poverty, as a percentage, is at all-time low. "
" If you look at history, innovation doesn't come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect. "
" Music is there for us to explore. To intentionally limit yourself to one, two, or three genres is limitation at its worst. Music is huge; it's a gigantic history lesson, and if you are true music fan or a musician, you should explore it. It's all right there in front of us. "
" History tells us that a general can move and feed an army as efficiently as he likes, but the real litmus test is the battlefield. "
" I'm a firm believer that no matter how small an object is, you can find interesting things out about it and its history. "
" Writing the past is never a neutral act. Writing always asks the past to justify itself, to give its reasons... provided we can live with the reasons. What we want is a narrative, not a log; a tale, not a trial. This is why most people write memoirs using the conventions not of history, but of fiction. "
" To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue. "
William F. Buckley, Jr.
" Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. "
" Woz is living his own life now. He hasn't been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history. "
" I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge. "
Neil deGrasse Tyson
" My heart goes out to victims and survivors of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and to their families. This disaster will go down in history books as one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history. "
" History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history. "
History Repeats Itself
" History does not record in its annals any lasting domination exercised by one people over another, of different race, of diverse usages and customs, of opposite and divergent ideals. One of the two had to yield and succumb. "
" I was an English major at Brown. I never enjoyed history classes. "
" We cannot get by Auschwitz. We should not even try, as great as the temptation is, because Auschwitz belongs to us, is branded into our history, and - to our benefit! - has made possible an insight that could be summarized as, 'Now we finally know ourselves.' "