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Conquered Them

We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Someone Actually

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.

- A. Whitney Brown

Inspired Periods

I'm inspired by history, different periods.

- Adam Lambert

Artists Respecting

I have a long-standing history of respecting artists' wishes.

- Al Yankovic

Destiny Our

Our history is not our destiny.

- Alan Cohen

Mysteries Had

I had a publishing history of murder mysteries.

- Alan Furst

Characters Few

Few characters in history are indispensable.

- Albert Bushnell Hart

Turn Younger

From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger there was but one man without whom English history must have taken a different turn, and that was William Pitt the elder.

- Albert Bushnell Hart

Important Most

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

- Aldous Huxley

Revolutionary Sade

De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history.

- Aldous Huxley

People Made

The people who have really made history are the martyrs.

- Aleister Crowley


I'm part of history.

- Alex Rodriguez

Which Copies

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Born His

On the day when man told the story of his life to man, history was born.

- Alfred de Vigny

Historians Leave

Leave history to historians.

- Ali Babacan

Great Will

When the great history of trouble is written, my family will stand extremely high in the table of contents.

- Allan Sherman

World Learned

We learned the value of research in World War II.

- Amar Bose

Which Mostly

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

- Ambrose Bierce

Being Particularly

We should look for ways to expedite generic drug approvals, particularly for products that have a long history of being safe and effective.

- Amy Klobuchar

War Tourists

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.

- Anatole Broyard

Like Very

Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps.

- Anatoly Karpov


Freedom has no history.

- Andrew Cohen

People Bringing

I have a history of bringing people together.

- Ann Callis

Rich Could

Mythology contains a rich history of legendary weapons, most famously 'Excalibur,' weapons that could only be used by the pure of heart.

- Ann Nocenti

Observation Clear

Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.

- Anne Sullivan

Each One Makes

History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history.

- Anselm Kiefer

Give United States

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.

- Anwar Sadat

Condition Harbor

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.

- Arnold J. Toynbee

Vision Move

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.

- Arnold J. Toynbee

Think Nothing

Americans think that they have a history, but it's nothing compared to Europe.

- Ashton Kutcher

Contain Truths

In India, we never distinguished between history and myth. Our Puranas as well as Itihasas contain fantastical tales. They are lies that convey deeper truths.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Will Being

I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.

- Charles de Gaulle


I was France.

- Charles de Gaulle


In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made it possible for the Confederacy to live four years.

- Chesty Puller

Light World

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

- Christopher Columbus

Anne Disservice

History has done a great disservice to Anne Boleyn.

- Claire Foy

Love Feel

I absolutely love my job. I feel so privileged: I get to travel the world, I get to witness history... and I'm constantly inspired by the different amazing characters I meet along the way.

- Clarissa Ward

Winners About

Nobody gives a damn about the Merrimac. You know how it is. Winners write the history books.

- Clive Cussler

Always Buff

I was always a history buff.

- Clive Cussler

Falling Never

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

- Confucius

Bedroom Been

It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.

- Corazon Aquino

Nation Awakened

The nation was awakened by that deafening shot.

- Corazon Aquino

Blame Events

History is the story of events, with praise or blame.

- Cotton Mather

Dangerous Also

I was on tour with Michael Jackson for a while; I did the 'Dangerous' and 'History' tours. I was also on tour with Diana Ross.

- Cris Judd

Destiny Reason

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.

- Dag Hammarskjold

Weird Very

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

- Dan Quayle

Book Very

It's a very good historical book about history.

- Dan Quayle

Seat Least

If I didn't have a front-row seat on history, it was at least a seat on the aisle.

- Dan Rather

Thought Memoir

I never thought I would write a memoir at age 40... but I did have this unique place in history.

- Dana Perino

Firmly Set

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.

- Dante Alighieri

PBS Anchored

It was January 1983 when we launched 'Frontline' on PBS with 'An Unauthorized History of the NFL.' The program was anchored by Jessica Savitch. We wanted to get attention, and we got it.

- David Fanning

Birthday Reagan

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it.

- David Horowitz

Tree Like

History is like a constantly changing tree.

- David Irving

Want Write

I want to write for history, not for the moment.

- David Maraniss

Know Our

You can't be a full participant in our democracy if you don't know our history.

- David McCullough

Forget Your

If you forget your history, you forget who you are.

- David Robinson

New Come

I come from a family that has a long history in the legal community of New York and New York state.

- David Zabel

Think I Think

I think that America has an obsession with history, really.

- JJ Feild

Best Had

Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast.

- Joan of Arc

Winning Nation

Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future.

- Joe Baca

Degree Once

I did a history degree once.

- Joe Thomas

Loved Psychology

I loved psychology and I loved history.

- Joely Fisher

Past Significance

History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.

- Johan Huizinga

Generation Cost

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.

- John Adams

Sure Ended

I'm not sure history has ended.

- John Bolton

Liquid Thames

The Thames is liquid history.

- John Burns

Made Joined

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.

- John F. Kennedy

I Remember Riots

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally.

- John Foster Dulles

Bad Most

We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word?

- John Guare

Continuity Lived

I have not lived so abundantly, full of family, full of continuity and history.

- John Lone

Railroad Leaders

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.

- John Moody

More Year

In all her history, from the formation of the federal government until the hour of secession, no year stands out more prominently than the year 1858 as evidencing the national patriotism of Virginia.

- John Sergeant Wise

Reading Bad

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government.

- John Sharp Williams

Through Never

History never looks like history when you are living through it.

- John W. Gardner

Country Read

I'd read up on the history of our country and I'd become fascinated with the story of the Alamo. To me it represented the fight for freedom, not just in America, but in all countries.

- John Wayne

Mankind Ideal

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.

- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Which Catastrophe

History: the category of human phenomena which tends to catastrophe.

- Jules Romains

About Then

The people who make history are not the people who make it who are there but the people who make it and then write about it.

- Julian Cope

Came Saw

I came, I saw, I conquered.

- Julius Caesar

Past Past History

We have to forget the past. History is something that even today we are paying the consequences, and the future is integration. We all as a people, as citizens, as the leadership of both countries should be looking in that direction.

- Atifete Jahjaga

Looked Particular

Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.

- Auguste Rodin


That great dust-heap called 'history'.

- Augustine Birrell

Philosophy Pageant

History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy.

- Augustine Birrell

Some Fleet

The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion.

- Barbara Tuchman

Listening Read

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.

- Barry Goldwater

Financial Side

History proves... that a smart central bank can protect the economy and the financial sector from the nastier side effects of a stock market collapse.

- Ben Bernanke

Fact Sentiment

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.

- Grover Cleveland

Own Individual

History uses a unit of measure for time that is different from that of the lifespan of the individual, whereas man is only too ready to measure the evolution of history by his own yardstick.

- Gustav Stresemann

Nothing Read

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.

- Benjamin Disraeli

May Beware

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Lie Legend

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.

- H. L. Mencken

Like Goods

Privatization of assets that most of us consider public goods - like airports and highways - has a long, often-uncontroversial history.

- Bethany McLean

Future Best

History is the best guide to the future.

- Bill Dedman

Europe Expansive

Europe has such an expansive history.

- Bill Engvall

Television Back

There is a long history of newspapers being doomed. They were doomed by radio. They were doomed by television. They were probably doomed by the telegraph way back when.

- Bill Keller

Alone Matter

Creativity is not the property of artists alone. It's a basic element of the human character, no matter what culture you're in, no matter where you are on Earth or in history.

- Bill Viola

Sense Having

I'm trying to make a case for those people who don't have a sense of belonging that they should have, that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging, and recasting and looking at our modern history.

- Billy Bragg


I'm a history nut.

- Billy Joel

Always Imported

America has always imported history.

- Helmut Jahn

Side Learned

We Germans have learned from history. We are a peace-loving, freedom-loving people. There is only one place for us in the world: at the side of the free nations.

- Helmut Kohl