Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
At the first general meeting of this Corporation in 1820, his Lordship presided; a circumstance, which may well be considered an era in the history of the Church of Upper Canada.
I’m the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don’t believe it, check the cash register.
Presently, the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History has been brought about to encourage and sponsor a variety of historical activities that advance our understanding of the American Jewish experience as it marks this milestone anniversary.
American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe.
This is an exciting time. I believe we stand at the edge of a new age – a Golden Age – of freedom that will rival any of the great eras of world history because it will be the entire world itself that is changing.
You have it within your grasp to be regarded as one of the greatest legislative sessions in the history of the state. If you’re bold and if you’re ready to aggressively reach for our future, all the ingredients are here. The opportunities are waiting for us.
The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen.
All that is noble in the world’s past history, and especially the minds of the great and the good, are never lost.
Nothing in the reporting of a nation’s history could so mislead the younger generation as to represent great events in such a way that they appear to have happened as a matter of course.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Any child knows that history can only be a reduced representation of reality, but it must be a true one, not distorted by queer lenses.
Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values.
I have long been interested in landscape history, and when younger and more robust I used to do much tramping of the English landscape in search of ancient field systems, drove roads, indications of prehistoric settlement.
I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.
I surrendered to a world of my imagination, reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.
Nothing is insignificant in the history of a young community, and – above all – nothing seems impossible.
I think that there are some teachers that do a very good job of incorporating culture and history. And there are some teachers who could use a little more help in that area.
I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told me about the carnage of the First World War, which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history.
I have to bring to your notice a terrifying reality: with the development of nuclear weapons Man has acquired, for the first time in history, the technical means to destroy the whole of civilization in a single act.
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property.
It wasn’t simply that Clinton created the greatest prosperity in the country’s history. Or that we created 22 million new jobs, more than ever before. Under Clinton, poverty was reduced 25%.
People in millenniums ahead will know what we were like in the 1930’s and the thing that, the important major things that shaped our history at that time. This is as important for historic reasons as any other.
History has spurts and then is steady, and then maybe even backing up a step, and then forward again.
Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come.
History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
History has repeatedly shown that when a new method or material becomes available, new uses for it arise.
Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland.