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" A judge must interpret statutes as written. And a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent. "
" Tokyo may have more money and Kyoto more culture; Nara may have more history and Kobe more style. But Osaka has the biggest heart. "
" Protectionism is a very real danger. It is understandable that in times of a severe downturn protectionist pressures mount but the lessons of history are clear. If we give in to protectionist pressures, we will only send the world into a downward spiral. "
" Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history. "
" If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. "
" If you are attempting to study American history, and you don't understand the force of white supremacy, you fundamentally misunderstand America. "
" Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. "
" Magna Carta only came into being in 1217, when the wording had been changed and parts of the original were extended in the Charter of the Forests. This complementary charter covered liberties granted to the common man, including rights to the commons, grazing, fishing, water, and firewood, and was perhaps the first ecological charter in history. "
" Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them. "
" The history of innovation is the story of ideas that seemed dumb at the time. "
" You can't be a full participant in our democracy if you don't know our history. "
" Whatever we do or fail to do will influence the course of history. "
" History is so subjective. The teller of it determines it. "
" Cause and effect, the riddle of all history, is a particular devil in financial history; and never more so than today, where entire classes of security are collapsing not on public exchanges and stock-tickers but because there are no markets to establish prices this side of nothing. "
" 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. "
" History is written by the victors. "
" The past always seems somehow more golden, more serious, than the present. We tend to forget the partisanship of yesteryear, preferring to re-imagine our history as a sure and steady march toward greatness. "
" A ban on a class of arms is not an 'incidental' regulation. It is equivalent to a ban on a category of speech. "
" Revolutions are the locomotives of history. "
" Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top - or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things... Life is one crisis after another. "
Richard M. Nixon
" Malaysia is a country unlike any other: Full of promise and fragility. Its history, cultural and religious diversity make it a rich, compelling and surprising land. "
" I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it. "
" The contributions of African Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants throughout our nation's history are undeniable, but the tendency to overlook their gallant efforts is pervasive and persistent. "
" I love fiction because in fiction you go into the thoughts of people, the little people, the people who were defeated, the poor, the women, the children that are never in history books. "
" We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it. "
John F. Kennedy
" The Jews' greatest contribution to history is dissatisfaction! We're a nation born to be discontented. Whatever exists we believe can be changed for the better. "
" I had not expected 'A Brief History of Time' to be a best seller. "
" Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war. "
" The script was always the most important thing to me and I loved the script. For one thing, I've always admired trees. I just worship them. Think what trees have witnessed, what history, such as living through the Civil War, yet they still survive. "
" So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions, because the questions had never been asked. It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history - and history of repression. "
" Most of the fiction on the California Gold Rush makes it sound like one grand, boyish adventure. However, when you read the real history, you realize that it wasn't that way at all. "