Popular History Quotes and Sayings

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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We are not makers of history. We are made by history. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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. - Steve Jobs

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.

Steve Jobs

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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. - Aristotle

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle

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Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars. - Aristotle

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

Aristotle

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Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. - Plato

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato

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A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. - Mahatma Gandhi

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest. - Mahatma Gandhi

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point. - Mahatma Gandhi

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.

Mahatma Gandhi

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The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. - Mark Twain

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

Mark Twain

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Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. - Walt Whitman

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.

Walt Whitman

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Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders. - Margaret Mead

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.

Margaret Mead

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Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders. - Margaret Mead

Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.

Margaret Mead

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