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1. “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow. Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail. A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live. When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all. A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one's suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother. So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.”

Tags : Eternity Fear Forests History Holiness Home Life Longing Poet Roots Self Discovery Spirituality Strength Trees Trust
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

2. “Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens.”

Tags : Burden Dreams Drive Face Fear Fear Forget Future Gardens Goals Grief Growing History Inspiration Life Life Philosophy Living Memory Mindset Motivation Motivational Pain Past Tears Tomorrow Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

3. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”

Tags : Destiny Happiness History Inspirational Let Go Letting Go Life Motivational Moving On Success

4. “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

Tags : History Humor Writing

5. “No man's advice can change you unless you speak to yourself. Bible school or seminars can't change you, going to church can't change you except you decide to change.Psalm 139:23 - 24”

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Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

6. “[In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without exception, had to pass in order to reach the public eye. And after marriage followed, in theory, the total self-abnegation of the woman.”

Tags : Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender History Independence Inequality Marriage Married Life Matrimony Men Misogyny Perception Self Abnegation Self Determination Social Norms Subjugation Wedlock Women Women S Rights
Source : The Wives of Henry VIII

7. “We stand hand-clasped, our faces quite blank, as if this were not a nightmare that tells me, as clearly as if it were written in letters of fire, what ending a girl may expect if she defies the rules of men and thinks she can make her own destiny. I am here not only to witness what happens to a heretic. I am here to witness what happens to a woman who thinks she knows more than men.”

Tags : Education Fear History Oppression Religion Witchhunt Women S Rights
Source : The Lady of the Rivers

8. “For within the very structure of family life, in families that do or did embrace the male religions, are the almost invisibly accepted social customs and life patterns that reflect the one-time strict adherence to the biblical scriptures. Attitudes towards double-standard premarital virginity, double-standard marital fidelity, the sexual autonomy of women, illegitimacy, abortion, contraception, rape, childbirth, the importance of marriage and children to women, the responsibilities and role of women in marriage, women as sex objects, the sexual identification of passivity and aggressiveness, the roles of women and men in work or social situations, women who express their ideas, female leadership, the intellectual activities of women, the economic activities and needs of women and the automatic assumption of the male as breadwinner and protector have all become so deeply ingrained that feelings and values concerning these subjects are often regarded, by both women and men, as natural tendencies or even human instinct.”

Tags : History Pre History Spirituality Women Women S Rights
Author : Merlin Stone
Source : When God Was a Woman

9. “She who leads with her heart is never forgotten.”

Tags : Heart History Strength Truth Women Women S Rights

10. “I notice perfume smells on his shirts and even later hours. I suspect he's having an affair but really don't care.”

Tags : Affair History Marriage Memoir Women S Rights
Source : The Step: One Woman's Journey to Finding Her Own Happiness and Success During the Apollo Space Program

11. “It was a fact generally acknowledged by all but the most contumacious spirits at the beginning of the seventeenth century that woman was the weaker vessel; weaker than man, that is. ... That was the way God had arranged Creation, sanctified in the words of the Apostle. ... Under the common law of England at the accession of King James I, no female had any rights at all (if some were allowed by custom). As an unmarried woman her rights were swallowed up in her father's, and she was his to dispose of in marriage at will. Once she was married her property became absolutely that of her husband. What of those who did not marry? Common law met that problem blandly by not recognizing it. In the words of The Lawes Resolutions [the leading 17th century compendium on women's legal status]: 'All of them are understood either married or to be married.' In 1603 England, in short, still lived in a world governed by feudal law, where a wife passed from the guardianship of her father to her husband; her husband also stood in relation to her as a feudal lord.”

Tags : Bonds Common Law Empowerment Fathers Feminism Feudalism Gender Guardianship History Husbands Independence Inequality Marriage Married Life Matrimony Men Misogyny Property Self Determination Social Norms Subjugation Wedlock Women Women S Rights
Source : The Weaker Vessel

12. “The African continent has so many stories to tell, it's about time they are told, by them - not us.”

Tags : Africa African African Authors African Literature Continent Continent Of Africa Culture Diversity Empowerment History Literature People Roots Stories Stories Dreams Stories Life Stories Of People

13. “It was as if hell itself had taken human form and come up from the abyss.”

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14. “One of my professors once told me that the last official act of the British monarchy was when Queen Victoria refused to sign a law that made same-sex acts illegal. It would have made me think more highly of her, except the reason she objected was because she didn’t believe women would do anything like that. Parliament rewrote the law so it was specific to men, and she signed it. A tribute to enlightenment, Queen Victoria was not. Neither, as I have observed before, are werewolf packs. ”

Tags : Fiction History Humor Queen Victoria Shifters Urban Fantasy Walker Werewolf
Source : Moon Called

15. “Historians are left forever chasing shadows, painfully aware of their inability ever to reconstruct a dead world in its completeness however thorough or revealing their documentation. We are doomed to be forever hailing someone who has just gone around the corner and out of earshot.”

Tags : Historical Perspective History
Author : Simon Schama
Source : Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations

16. “These are illusions of popular history which successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumpths; a good deed is its own rewards; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness”

Tags : Dune Dune House Atreides Dune Messiah Evil Evil Men Faith Falsehood Falsehoods Good Goodness Historical Perspective History History Of Thought Justice Of God Moral Moral Law Morality Morals Religion Religion Philosophy Religion Spirituality Religious Religious Faith Virtues
Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Children of Dune

17. “We live in a moment in which old conflicts, much altered during their subterraneous years, have boiled up again. The struggle to own the past so that it can be made to serve contemporary interests has led to gross distortions. But it is true also that the experience of any generation is inevitably a warped lens through which to view the thought and the actions of any previous generation, especially when there is a lack of rigorous historical perspective to correct for these distortions. This second consideration may go some way toward explaining the fact that there are not two sides to what would otherwise be a great national controversy.”

Tags : Historical Perspective History
Source : When I Was a Child I Read Books

18. “But you didn’t mention Orrigar I, the first king of the House of Chaldarina. He put an end to years of unrest and civil strife. Neither did you mention Ronnick II, the one who reformed the monetary system and forbade the Great Houses to mint their own coins, thus stabilizing our currency. At the time it saved Ximerion from going bankrupt.” “I’m sorry. I told you we weren’t big—” “It’s not that, Hemarchidas. You remembered the fighting kings, those who brought war, destruction and ephemeral glory. Or those who ended tragically. You forgot the wise administrators, those who kept the peace, those who brought prosperity. You needn’t feel embarrassed, though. So did history.” Hemarchidas looked at his friend as if he saw him for the first time. “So, all in all, Hemarchidas, I’d rather history forgot me.”

Tags : Historical Perspective History History Politics Peacemakers War

19. “You need to read more science fiction. Nobody who reads science fiction comes out with this crap about the end of history”

Tags : History Reading Sci Fi
Author : Iain Banks

20. “Right time, right place, right people equals success.Wrong time, wrong place, wrong people equals most of the real human history.”

Tags : Awareness History Possibility Timing
Author : Idries Shah
Source : Reflections

21. “If we could learn to look instead of gawking,We'd see the horror in the heart of farce,If only we could act instead of talking,We wouldn't always end up on our arse.This was the thing that nearly had us mastered;Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men!Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard,The bitch that bore him is in heat again.”

Tags : Fascism History Inevitability
Source : The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

22. “Very often the test of one's allegiance to a cause or to a people is precisely the willingness to stay the course when things are boring, to run the risk of repeating an old argument just one more time, or of going one more round with a hostile or (much worse) indifferent audience. I first became involved with the Czech opposition in 1968 when it was an intoxicating and celebrated cause. Then, during the depressing 1970s and 1980s I was a member of a routine committee that tried with limited success to help the reduced forces of Czech dissent to stay nourished (and published). The most pregnant moment of that commitment was one that I managed to miss at the time: I passed an afternoon with Zdenek Mlynar, exiled former secretary of the Czech Communist Party, who in the bleak early 1950s in Moscow had formed a friendship with a young Russian militant with an evident sense of irony named Mikhail Sergeyevitch Gorbachev. In 1988 I was arrested in Prague for attending a meeting of one of Vaclav Havel's 'Charter 77' committees. That outwardly exciting experience was interesting precisely because of its almost Zen-like tedium. I had gone to Prague determined to be the first visiting writer not to make use of the name Franz Kafka, but the numbing bureaucracy got the better of me. When I asked why I was being detained, I was told that I had no need to know the reason! Totalitarianism is itself a cliché (as well as a tundra of pulverizing boredom) and it forced the cliché upon me in turn. I did have to mention Kafka in my eventual story. The regime fell not very much later, as I had slightly foreseen in that same piece that it would. (I had happened to notice that the young Czechs arrested with us were not at all frightened by the police, as their older mentors had been and still were, and also that the police themselves were almost fatigued by their job. This was totalitarianism practically yawning itself to death.) A couple of years after that I was overcome to be invited to an official reception in Prague, to thank those who had been consistent friends through the stultifying years of what 'The Party' had so perfectly termed 'normalization.' As with my tiny moment with Nelson Mandela, a whole historic stretch of nothingness and depression, combined with the long and deep insult of having to be pushed around by boring and mediocre people, could be at least partially canceled and annealed by one flash of humor and charm and generosity.”

Tags : 1950S 1980S 1988 Allegiance Arguments Arrest Bad Crowds Boredom Charm Charter 77 Cliches Czechoslovakia Exile Gorbachev History Humour Loyalty Mediocrity Moscow Police Politics Russia Totalitarianism Vaclav Havel Zdenek Mlynar
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

23. “History comforts the dull-witted,”” the young Malazan said.Beneth barked a laugh as he reached the gate. “And whose words are those, Pella? Not yours.”The guard’s brows rose, then shrugged. “I forget you’re Korelri sometimes, Beneth. Those words? Emperor Kellanved.”

Tags : History Malazan
Source : Deadhouse Gates

24. “I am not convinced within myself that to its core and as a whole, humanity has, as some like to assume, progressed a great deal over the millennia. Human technology? Of course. Human beings? Hardly.”

Tags : Assumptions Century Change Chronological Snobbery Chronology History History Repeating Itself Human Nature Humanity Humans Intelligence Millennium Morality Nature Personality Progression Repetition Stupidity Stupidity Of Man Technology Times Universal World
Author : Criss Jami

25. “To forget is to render the pages of history as entirely blank, and the lessons of history as never taught.”

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26. “Our evolution depends on our memory. If we keep forgetting the mistakes of the past, only to keep repeating them, then we will never change. Humanity will never move forward, spiritually or morally, to become superior beings. We must apply the wisdom of our forefathers and the lessons gained from their experiences to today's decision-making. We should be intellectually smarter, not the opposite. We should be wiser, not the opposite. It is time for us to really examine and understand why certain causes in the past have produced major negative effects. This is the only way we can prevent repeating the same mistakes in our present and future. It is the only way we will evolve.”

Tags : Apathy Awareness Education Elder Empathy Evolution Forefather History Ignorance Intellectually Smarter Intelligence Learn Opposites Oppression Past Politics Present Relationships Remember Smart Spiritality Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

27. “Are you aware that humanity is just a blip? Not even a blip. Just a fraction of a fraction of what the universe has been and will become? Talk about perspective. I figure I can't feel so entirely stupid about saying what I said because, first of all, it's true. And second of all, there will be no remnant of me or my stupidity. No fossil or geographical shift that can document, really, even the most important historical human beings, let alone my paltry admissions.”

Tags : History Humanity Stupidity Universe
Author : Meg Mullins
Source : The Rug Merchant

28. “Well, let's see. There's—of course in the great history of America there have been rulings that there's never going to be absolute consensus by every American, and there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So, you know, going through the history of America, there would be others. But, um.”

Tags : Equivocation History Katie Couric Law Palinisms Politics Roe V Wade Scotus Stupidity United States
Author : Sarah Palin

29. “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”

Tags : Beauty Emotion History Memory Recollection

30. “There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.”

Tags : Christianity Dark Age History Medieval Middle Ages Religion Scepticism
Source : Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language

31. “AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALDear Mr. Schneider,I attended your elementarySchool almost thirty years agoAnd I'm very sure thatYou will rememberMe.My name is Suzy.I'm that hyperactive girlFrom the Egyptian familyWho used to always play deadOn the playground duringRecess.You used to keep meAfter school a lot,And then my father wouldForce me to make the longWalk home in the cold or rain.Sometimes I would arriveAfter dark.I'm writing to tell youThat I was bored as a kid.I was bored by your curriculumAnd the way I was always taught aBunch of uselessJunk.I did not like being locked upIn a prison of scheduled timeLearning about irrelevant material,And watching belittling cartoons andShows approved by academia thatMade me even moreBored.As a kidWho was constantlyGrowing, evolving, andBeing shaped by all around me,I wanted to travel, See other kidsIn the world like me,To understand what was goingOn amongst us and around us,To know what we were here forAnd what was our real purposeFor existence.I have some questionsI would like to ask you, Mr. Schneider,Now that I know that you are noLonger a school principal,But the new superintendentOf the entire schoolDistrict.I want to knowWhy racism todayWas not clearly explained to meEven though we covered eventsThat happened long ago.I want to know why youNever shared with usWhy other countriesNever liked us,Why we are taught to compete,To be divided in teams,And why conformity is associatedWith popularity, whileEccentricity is consideredUndesirable?I want to knowWhy my cafeteria lunchesWere slammed packedWith bottom-tierProcessed junk foodOnly suitableFor pigs?And why is itThat whenever a bullySlammed a kid into a locker forHis lunch money,Nobody explained to usThat egotism, selfishness and greedWere the seeds ofWar?I want to knowWhy we were never taughtTo stick up for each other,To love one another, and thatSegregation sorted by theOccupations of our fathers,The neighborhoods we lived in, our houses,Choices of sport, wealth, clothing,Color of our skinAnd the texture of our hairShould never, everDivide us?And lastly,I want to know whyIs it that whenever I pledgedAllegiance to the flag,I was never told that I wasActually hailing to theChief?You used to say thatI was a troubled child,A misfit, and that I neededObedience training,But you never acknowledged thatI was the fastest runner in the districtAnd that I took the schoolTo State and Nationals to competeIn the Spelling Bee among kidsGrades higher than me.And that it was me,Who won that big trophyThat sat in your office when youUsed to detain me for hoursAnd tell me I was noGood.Mr. Schneider,If we are not taught truths as kids,Then how do you expect us toGrow up to be truthful citizens?If we are only being taught the written way,And it has not shown positive effectsIn societies of yesterday or today,Then how can we progress as aUnited and compassionateNation?What good is it, To memorize the histories Of our forefathers,Without learning what could beGained from their lessons and mistakesTo improve our future Tomorrows?And finally,I want to thank you;For I know you have a tough jobDealing with rebellious children like me.Your job of mass processing and boxingThe young minds of America has not been an easy one,And I congratulate you On your recent promotion.But I sincerely want to thank you,Thank you,And thank you,For always pointing outThat I wasDifferent.”

Tags : Academia Being Different Blullying Bully Cafeteria Countries Divided Education System Ethics Greed Historical Events Misfit Neighborhoods Nonconformity Purpose Questioning School Shaped Slammed Spelling Stick Up Teams Young Philosopher Youth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

32. “And in the absence of facts, myth rushes in, the kudzu of history.”

Tags : Accuracy Facts And Ideas History Myth
Author : Stacy Schiff
Source : Cleopatra: A Life

33. “Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, historians have become both more accurate and more honest—fractionally more brave, one might say—about that 'other' cleansing of the regions and peoples that were ground to atoms between the upper and nether millstones of Hitlerism and Stalinism. One of the most objective chroniclers is Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University. In his view, it is still 'Operation Reinhardt,' or the planned destruction of Polish Jewry, that is to be considered as the centerpiece of what we commonly call the Holocaust, in which of the estimated 5.7 million Jewish dead, 'roughly three million were prewar Polish citizens.' We should not at all allow ourselves to forget the millions of non-Jewish citizens of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, and other Slav territories who were also massacred. But for me the salient fact remains that anti-Semitism was the regnant, essential, organizing principle of all the other National Socialist race theories. It is thus not to be thought of as just one prejudice among many.”

Tags : 1989 Accuracy Antisemitism Belarus Berlin Wall Bravery Historians History Holocaust Honesty Jews Massacre National Socialism Nazism Operation Reinhard Poland Polish Jews Prejudice Racism Russia Slavic Peoples Timothy D Snyder Ukraine Yale University
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

34. “The aim here is not to separate fact from fantasy but to show how each embodies a distinct class of knowledge and how one is deeply implicated in the other.”

Tags : Accuracy Fantasy History Meaning Popular Science Public History Star Trek

35. “The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.”

Tags : Communism Democracy Freedom History Liberty Philosophy Politics Revolution Socialism Utilitarianism
Author : Leon Trotsky
Source : Their Morals and Ours

36. “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the most sweeping civil rights legislation of its day, and included women's rights as part of its reforms. Ironically, the section on women's rights was added by a senator from Virginia who opposed the whole thing and was said to be sure that if he stuck something about womens' rights into it, it would never pass. The bill passed anyway, though, much to the chagrin of a certain wiener from Virginia.”

Tags : Civil Rights History Wieners Women
Author : Adam Selzer
Source : The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History

37. “In the years since his murder, we have transformed King into a kind of innocuous black Santa Claus.”

Tags : Civil Rights History Martin Luther King Mlk
Source : Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story

38. “The unfortunate Elizabeth Bathori was said to bathe in the blood of young girls in order to preserve her youth and beauty. Apparently more than 600 maidens went down the drain before anyone noticed something amiss at the castle. How very inobservant the neighbors must have been.”

Tags : History Vampires Werewolves
Author : Robert Dunbar
Source : Vortex

39. “It comes from history. It comes from the record of the Inquisition, persecuting heretics and torturing Jews and all that sort of stuff; and it comes from the other side, too, from the Protestants burning the Catholics. It comes from the insensate pursuit of innocent and crazy old women, and from the Puritans in America burning and hanging the witches — and it comes not only from the Christian church but also from the Taliban. Every single religion that has a monotheistic god ends up by persecuting other people and killing them because they don't accept him. Wherever you look in history, you find that. It’s still going on.”

Tags : Catholics Heretics History Inquisition Jews Monotheism Persecution Protestants Puritans Religious Persecution Taliban Torture Witches

40. “When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”

Tags : Anonymous Authorship Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender History Misogyny Persecution Social Norms Suppression Witches Women Women Writers Writing
Source : A Room of One's Own

41. “The history of humanity has been mainly written by men. The time has arrived to end patriarchal dominance and combine it with female intellect, emotions and spirit.”

Tags : Dominance Emotions Female History Intellect Man Men Patriarchy Spirit Who We Are Written
Author : Joseph Rain

42. “Our categories are important. We cannot organize a social life, a political movement, or our individual identities and desires without them. The fact that categories invariably leak and can never contain all the relevant "existing things" does not render them useless, only limited. Categories like “woman,” “butch,” “lesbian,” or “transsexual” are all imperfect, historical, temporary, and arbitrary. We use them, and they use us. We use them to construct meaningful lives, and they mold us into historically specific forms of personhood. Instead of fighting for immaculate classifications and impenetrable boundaries, let us strive to maintain a community that understands diversity as a gift, sees anomalies as precious, and treats all basic principles with a hefty dose of skepticism.”

Tags : Categorization Diversity History Identity Labels Lesbian Politics Society Transsexual Woman
Author : Gayle Rubin

43. “I personally recall that world, which you can only imagine was preferable to this one,' she said. 'Eras are conveniences, particularly for those who never experienced them. We carve history from totalities beyond our grasp. Bolt labels on the result. Handles. Then speak of the handles as though they were things in themselves.”

Tags : Eras History Labels

44. “Being stubbon has never helped anyone but just brought them more pain and suffering.”

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45. “Failure gives you the reason and motivation for success. Poeple who succeed dont just succeed but they have reasons why they should succeed.”

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46. “If you FAIL big now and you dont give up. What you see as your biggest failure now. Tomorrow will be your greatest story to tell.”

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47. “Any behaviour or habit can be learned. Just chose to learn the good ones.”

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48. “Fight for greater course than for greater loss”

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49. “What is history? Any thoughts, Webster?''History is the lies of the victors,' I replied, a little too quickly.'Yes, I was rather afraid you'd say that. Well, as long as you remember that it is also the self-delusions of the defeated. ...'Finn?''"History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation." (quoting Patrick Lagrange)”

Tags : Defeated History Imperialism Memory Politics Triumphalism Victors
Author : Julian Barnes
Source : The Sense of an Ending

50. “The two main criminals are France and the United States. They owe Haiti enormous reparations because of actions going back hundreds of years. If we could ever get to the stage where somebody could say, 'We're sorry we did it,' that would be nice. But if that just assuages guilt, it's just another crime. To become minimally civilized, we would have to say, 'We carried out and benefited from vicious crimes. A large part of the wealth of France comes from the crimes we committed against Haiti, and the United States gained as well. Therefore we are going to pay reparations to the Haitian people.' Then you will see the beginnings of civilization.”

Tags : American Imperialism Apologies Civilisation Crime France French Imperialism Guilt Haiti History Imperialism Reparations United States Wealth
Author : Noam Chomsky
Source : Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

51. “History always constitutes the relation between a present and its past. Consequently fear of the present leads to mystification of the past”

Tags : Connections Future History Mystification Past Present
Author : John Berger
Source : Ways of Seeing

52. “All knowledge that is about human society, and not about the natural world, is historical knowledge, and therefore rests upon judgment and interpretation. This is not to say that facts or data are nonexistent, but that facts get their importance from what is made of them in interpretation… for interpretations depend very much on who the interpreter is, who he or she is addressing, what his or her purpose is, at what historical moment the interpretation takes place.”

Tags : History Human Society Interpretation Knowledge

53. “The first duty of a man is to think for himself”

Tags : Communism Democracy Freedom History Hope Individualism Philosophy Politics Revolution Socialism
Author : José Martí

54. “Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.”

Tags : Evil Good History Invincibility Tyrants Victory
Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

55. “Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al. don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history.”

Tags : History Jewish Mozart Race Racism Shakespeare
Author : Susan Sontag

56. “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

Tags : Aristocracy Capitalism Corruption Government History Oppression Power Rationalization Society
Author : Carl Sagan
Source : The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

57. “History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.”

Tags : Government History Scope Of Government
Source : Letters of Thomas Jefferson

58. “There is nothing that threatens a corrupt system more than a free mind.”

Tags : Abuse Destroy Destroying The Nation Dissent Free Thinkers Free Yourself Freedom God Hypocritical Illusions Independence Leader Lion Media Misguide Mislead Political Political Science Pollute Truth Wisdom Wise Words
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

59. “Do you really believe ... that everything historians tell us about men – or about women – is actually true? You ought to consider the fact that these histories have been written by men, who never tell the truth except by accident.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Feminism Gender History Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Prejudice Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Truth Women
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

60. “[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.”

Tags : Achievement Beauty Clichés Distinction Empowerment Gender Gentleness Greatness History Intelligence Self Determination Stereotypes Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

61. “It is extraordinarily entertaining to watch the historians of the past ... entangling themselves in what they were pleased to call the "problem" of Queen Elizabeth. They invented the most complicated and astonishing reasons both for her success as a sovereign and for her tortuous matrimonial policy. She was the tool of Burleigh, she was the tool of Leicester, she was the fool of Essex; she was diseased, she was deformed, she was a man in disguise. She was a mystery, and must have some extraordinary solution. Only recently has it occrurred to a few enlightened people that the solution might be quite simple after all. She might be one of the rare people were born into the right job and put that job first.”

Tags : Abilities Achievements Career Clichés Double Standards Feminism Gender Good Governance Government History Hypocrisy Misogyny Queen Elizabeth I Reign Skills Stereotypes Success Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

62. “‎I was cursed with the pessimism of both the Russians and the Jews two of the gloomiest tribes in the world. Still if there wasn't greatness in me maybe I had the talent to recognize it in others even in the most irritating others.”

Tags : City Of Thieves History Inspirational Jewish Jews Pessimism Russia Russian Story World War Ii Ww2
Author : David Benioff
Source : City of Thieves

63. “That is the way we decided to talk, free and easy, two young men discussing a boxing match. That was the only way to talk. You couldn't let too much truth seep into your conversation, you couldn't admit with your mouth what your eyes had seen. If you opened the door even a centimeter, you would smell the rot outside and hear the screams. You did not open the door. You kept your mind on the tasks of the day, the hunt for food and water and something to burn, and you saved the rest for the end of the war.”

Tags : City Of Thieves History Inspirational Jewish Jews Pessimism Russia Russian Story World War Ii Ww2
Author : David Benioff
Source : City of Thieves

64. “...[G]reat progress was evident in the last Congress of the American 'Labour Union' in that among other things, it treated working women with complete equality. While in this respect the English, and still more the gallant French, are burdened with a spirit of narrow-mindedness. Anybody who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex (the ugly ones included).”

Tags : American English Equality Feminism French History Humor Labor Union Progress Social Change
Author : Karl Marx
Source : Selected Letters: The Personal Correspondence 1844-1877

65. “Waves crack with wicked fury against me ship's hull while ocean currents rage as the full moon rises o're the sea." (Cutthroat's Omen: A Crimson Dawn)”

Tags : Caribbean History Paranormal Romance Pirates Pirates Of The Caribbean Ships
Author : John Phillips

66. “If we look back into history for the character of present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practised it on one another. The first Protestants of the Church of England, blamed persecution in the Roman church, but practised it against the Puritans: these found it wrong in the Bishops, but fell into the same practice themselves both here and in New England.[Letter to the London Packet, 3 June 1772]”

Tags : Bishops Church Of England History Intolerance New England Pagans Persecution Protestants Puritans Religious Persecution Roman Catholic
Source : The Life and Letters of Benjamin Franklin

67. “Long before it was known to me as a place where my ancestry was even remotely involved, the idea of a state for Jews (or a Jewish state; not quite the same thing, as I failed at first to see) had been 'sold' to me as an essentially secular and democratic one. The idea was a haven for the persecuted and the survivors, a democracy in a region where the idea was poorly understood, and a place where—as Philip Roth had put it in a one-handed novel that I read when I was about nineteen—even the traffic cops and soldiers were Jews. This, like the other emphases of that novel, I could grasp. Indeed, my first visit was sponsored by a group in London called the Friends of Israel. They offered to pay my expenses, that is, if on my return I would come and speak to one of their meetings.I still haven't submitted that expenses claim. The misgivings I had were of two types, both of them ineradicable. The first and the simplest was the encounter with everyday injustice: by all means the traffic cops were Jews but so, it turned out, were the colonists and ethnic cleansers and even the torturers. It was Jewish leftist friends who insisted that I go and see towns and villages under occupation, and sit down with Palestinian Arabs who were living under house arrest—if they were lucky—or who were squatting in the ruins of their demolished homes if they were less fortunate. In Ramallah I spent the day with the beguiling Raimonda Tawil, confined to her home for committing no known crime save that of expressing her opinions. (For some reason, what I most remember is a sudden exclamation from her very restrained and respectable husband, a manager of the local bank: 'I would prefer living under a Bedouin muktar to another day of Israeli rule!' He had obviously spent some time thinking about the most revolting possible Arab alternative.) In Jerusalem I visited the Tutungi family, who could produce title deeds going back generations but who were being evicted from their apartment in the old city to make way for an expansion of the Jewish quarter. Jerusalem: that place of blood since remote antiquity. Jerusalem, over which the British and French and Russians had fought a foul war in the Crimea, and in the mid-nineteenth century, on the matter of which Christian Church could command the keys to some 'holy sepulcher.' Jerusalem, where the anti-Semite Balfour had tried to bribe the Jews with the territory of another people in order to seduce them from Bolshevism and continue the diplomacy of the Great War. Jerusalem: that pest-house in whose environs all zealots hope that an even greater and final war can be provoked. It certainly made a warped appeal to my sense of history.”

Tags : Ancestry Arabs Arthur Balfour Bedouin Christianity Colonialism Crimea Diplomacy Fanaticism France History House Arrest Israel Leftism London Palestinians Persecution Philip Roth Raimonda Tawil Ramallah Religious Extremism Russia Territory Torture World War I
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

68. “And once upon a time I wondered: Is writing epic fantasy not somehow a betrayal? Did I not somehow do a disservice to my own reality by paying so much attention to the power fantasies of disenchanted white men?But. Epic fantasy is not merely what Tolkien made it.This genre is rooted in the epic — and the truth is that there are plenty of epics out there which feature people like me. Sundiata’s badass mother. Dihya, warrior queen of the Amazighs. The Rain Queens. The Mino Warriors. Hatshepsut’s reign. Everything Harriet Tubman ever did. And more, so much more, just within the African components of my heritage. I haven’t even begun to explore the non-African stuff. So given all these myths, all these examinations of the possible… how can I not imagine more? How can I not envision an epic set somewhere other than medieval England, about someone other than an awkward white boy? How can I not use every building-block of my history and heritage and imagination when I make shit up?And how dare I disrespect that history, profane all my ancestors’ suffering and struggles, by giving up the freedom to imagine that they’ve won for me.”

Tags : Epic Fantasy History Tolkien Writing While Black
Author : N.K. Jemisin

69. “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”

Tags : Books History Reading
Author : Alan Bennett
Source : The History Boys

70. “If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”

Tags : History

71. “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

Tags : History Propaganda Rewriting History
Author : George Orwell

72. “thus with a kiss I die”

Tags : History Romance
Source : Romeo and Juliet

73. “People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't.”

Tags : History Humor Memory Recall
Source : Eragon

74. “Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.”

Tags : History
Author : Zadie Smith
Source : White Teeth

75. “History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

Tags : History
Author : Mark Twain

76. “Never say more than is necessary.”

Tags : Essay History

77. “I was alive when the Dead Sea was just a lake that was feeling a little poorly.”

Tags : History Magnus Bane Warlock
Source : City of Ashes

78. “We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.”

Tags : History
Source : Invisible Monsters

79. “History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.”

Tags : Criticism History
Source : The Last of the Mohicans

80. “History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, 'What is history, but a fable agreed upon?”

Tags : History Misattributed Napoleon Bonaparte
Author : Dan Brown
Source : The Da Vinci Code

81. “Study the past if you would define the future.”

Tags : Direction Future History Learning Moving Forward Past Strategy
Author : Confucius

82. “We are all fools in love”

Tags : History Romance Novels
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

83. “The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.”

Tags : Fate History
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

84. “There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher. what we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish.There is no free will. There are no variables.”

Tags : Chaos History History Repeating Itself Patterns
Source : Survivor

85. “If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.”

Tags : History Humility Philosophy
Author : Epictetus

86. “History is a set of lies agreed upon.”

Tags : History Lies Lying Propoganda Rewriting History Self Deception

87. “People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.”

Tags : History History Of Power Politics
Author : Milan Kundera

88. “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”

Tags : America History Immigration Politics Revolution United States Usa

89. “The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.”

Tags : History Rome Soul Thoughts Wisdom
Source : Meditations

90. “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.”

Tags : History Lessons
Author : Aldous Huxley
Source : Collected Essays

91. “History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”

Tags : History Truth
Author : James Joyce
Source : Ulysses

92. “The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.”

Tags : Abuse History Humanity Kiss Life Mankind Scars Wounds

93. “Under every roof, a story, just as behind every brow, a history”

Tags : History Story Tale
Source : Son of a Witch

94. “Vane grabbed me. “DuLac, let’s chat.”Chat. British-speak for “Stand still while I yell at you.”

Tags : Action Adventure Arthurian Arthurian Collection Camelot Coming Of Age Fairy Tales Fiction Greek Mythology Love Magic Merlin Novel Paranormal Paranormal Romance Romance Sword And Sorcery Teen Time Travel Urban Fantasy Wizards Ya Ya Paranormal Ya Romance Young Adult
Author : Priya Ardis
Source : My Merlin Awakening

95. “History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty.”

Tags : 10Th Anniversary Of 9 11 9 11 Beauty Faith Famous Quotes Famous Quotes From Classic Books Grief Haiku Healing History Human Rights Day Learning From History National History Day Quotes By Aberjhani Recovery Remembering September 11 World Suicide Prevention Day
Author : Aberjhani
Source : The River of Winged Dreams

96. “G. Stanley Hall, a creature of his times, believed strongly that adolescence was determined – a fixed feature of human development that could be explained and accounted for in scientific fashion. To make his case, he relied on Haeckel's faulty recapitulation idea, Lombroso's faulty phrenology-inspired theories of crime, a plethora of anecdotes and one-sided interpretations of data. Given the issues, theories, standards and data-handling methods of his day, he did a superb job. But when you take away the shoddy theories, put the anecdotes in their place, and look for alternate explanations of the data, the bronze statue tumbles hard.I have no doubt that many of the street teens of Hall's time were suffering or insufferable, but it's a serious mistake to develop a timeless, universal theory of human nature around the peculiarities of the people of one's own time and place.”

Tags : Adolescence Anecdotes Child Data Analysis Freud History Human Nature Immigration Logic Mathematics Parents Phrenology Psychologist Psychology Reason Rebellion Science Scientific Method Society Stress Teenage Teenagers Theory Turmoil Youth Youth Culture Youthful Arrogance Youthfulness
Source : Teen 2.0: Saving Our Children and Families from the Torment of Adolescence

97. “Never trust the translation or interpretation of something without first trusting its interpreter.”

Tags : History Language Religion Translation Translations Trust Trusting Truth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

98. “Apparently some people (who don't know history) seem to think that marriage 'always has been' exclusively between males and females - and that this modern inequality somehow justifies the enforced continuation of this inequality.”

Tags : Continuation Enforced Exclusively Females History Inequality Justifies Males Marriage Modern Inequality
Source : Loderunner

99. “You know, Dorothy, you can’t let people bring you down so easily or you’ll have your nose in the dirt for the rest of your life. From what I make of it, for every person with a good thought, there are about fifty who’d try to spoil it. We have to guard our good ideas, our happy thoughts, and fight for them. Because if we let those others snuff them out, well, we didn’t after all deserve them.”

Tags : Canada Canadian Canadian Literature Children Family Family Relationships Fiction Historical Fiction History Kid Lit Middle Grade
Author : J.M. Lavallee
Source : The Wishing Stone and Other Myths Learned on Gull Cliff Island

100. “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.”

Tags : Facts Farce Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Hegel History History Repeats Itself
Author : Karl Marx
Source : The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

101. “The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.”

Tags : Absurd Adoration Creation Dream Evidence Expenses Fantasy Flattery History Homo Sapiens Industry Lord Lord God Petulant Prayers Preposterous Ruler Universe
Source : Time Enough for Love

102. “...Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers... for quoting the Bible as an unanswerable authority on some point of morality... But I had gradually come by this time, i.e., 1836 to 1839, to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow at sign, &c., &c., and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian....By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported, (and that the more we know of the fixed laws of nature the more incredible do miracles become), that the men at that time were ignorant and credulous to a degree almost uncomprehensible by us, that the Gospels cannot be proved to have been written simultaneously with the events, that they differ in many important details, far too important, as it seemed to me, to be admitted as the usual inaccuracies of eyewitnesses; by such reflections as these, which I give not as having the least novelty or value, but as they influenced me, I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation. The fact that many false religions have spread over large portions of the earth like wild-fire had some weight with me. Beautiful as is the morality of the New Testament, it can be hardly denied that its perfection depends in part on the interpretation which we now put on metaphors and allegories.But I was very unwilling to give up my belief... Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress, and have never since doubted even for a single second that my conclusion was correct. I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.”

Tags : Allegories Atheism Autobiography Belief Charles Darwin Damnable Divine Revelation Doctrine Doubt Evidence Hell Hindu Hinduism History Interpretation Metaphors Miracles New Testament Old Testament Orthodox Resurrection Revelation Sacred Books Skepticism Tyrant
Source : The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82

103. “It's a date.""It's a cookie.""It's a cookie date.”

Tags : Aliens Bullying Cookies Death Depression History Life Loss Love Space Stars Suicide Teen Ya
Source : We Are the Ants

104. “All people are brave when their power is rising.”

Tags : Courage History Power
Author : Abū Muslim

105. “The Question is actually the answer”

Tags : Android Business Classics Comics Connections Contemporary Experience Fantasy Fiction Help Historical Humor And Manga Music Novels Poetry Religion Spirituality Sports Suspense Think Again Time Passing Travel

106. “Every time when you think,Think about every first 20 seconds of your best Moments in your life time.”

Tags : Android Art Business Chick Christian Classics Comics Contemporary Cookbooks Ebooks Fantasy Fiction Help Humor And Lit Children S Manga Memoir Music Mystery Non Novels Religion Romance Science Self Spirituality Suspense Thriller Travel

107. “Even though we all know something,There is a lot more to it.”

Tags : Art Ebooks Fantasy Fiction Graphic Help Historical History Horror Humor And Lit Children S Music Mystery Non Novels Philosophy Poetry Religion Romance Spirituality Sports Travel

108. “Enjoy the tiny unexplainable second. You can learn whatever you want.”

Tags : Android Art Biography Business Christian Classics Comedy Comics Contemporary Cookbooks Ebooks Fantasy Fiction Graphic Historical Manga Memoir Mystery Non Philosophy Poetry Religion Romance Spirituality Thriller Travel Young Likes Likes

109. “Do you think we can be friends?” I asked.He stared up at the ceiling. “Probably not, but we can pretend.”

Tags : Adventure Arthurian Camelot Fairy Tales Fantasy Fiction Greek Mythology History Love Magic Mermaid Mythology Paranormal Paranormal Romance Poseidon Sea Creatures Sword Sword And Sorcery Teen Time Travel Urban Fantasy Ya Fantasy Ya Paranormal Ya Romance Young Adult
Author : Priya Ardis
Source : Ever My Merlin

110. “Vane’s lips tightened to suppress a smile. “Why so hostile, love?”“You whacked me on the head with a ball!”“You deserved it.”

Tags : Action Arthurian Collection Camelot Fantasy History Love Magic Merlin Novel Paranormal Romance Poseidon Retellings Romance Sword And Sorcery Teen Urban Fantasy Wizards Ya Ya Fantasy Ya Romance Young Adult
Author : Priya Ardis
Source : My Merlin Awakening

111. “I caught his hand. “What do you want me to do?”Leaning down, he kissed the pulse beating on my neck just above the damaged skin. “Tomorrow, I need you to die.”

Tags : Action Adventure Arthurian Arthurian Collection Camelot Fantasy Fiction Greek Mythology History Love Magic Merlin Mermaid Paranormal Romance Retellings Romance Sea Creatures Sword Sword And Sorcery Teen Time Travel Urban Fantasy Wizards Women S Fiction Ya Ya Paranormal Ya Romance Young Adult
Author : Priya Ardis
Source : My Merlin Awakening

112. “In the doorway of Fortnum & Mason a young couple were kissing, oblivious to the world. The neon signs mounted on the buildings cast a glossy veneer over the streetscape, glowing through the smog. Around the statue of Eros there were crowds of youngers. The girls were a mass of bobby pins and ribbons, hardly dressed for the cold weather. The boys wore suits with thin ties. They were bantering on their way from the cinemas and theatres to the bars, dance halls and music clubs further along.“I fancy you, Kitty Dawson,” a lone boy shouted.”

Tags : Clubs Fifties History London Nightlife
Author : Sara Sheridan
Source : London Calling

113. “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”

Tags : History Memories Past
Author : L.P. Hartley
Source : The Go-Between

114. “Sarah turned around and there standing just a few feet from her was the legend himself, and he was far from disappointing.”

Tags : Erotica History Romance Salem Wicca
Author : C.A. Pruit
Source : The Chapel

115. “You are in a country that comes and goes, where the people have been mistreated but rarely oppose. Borders have changed by rulers from afar, although sometimes closer than neighbourhoods are. Their religion is sacred and the heavens smile down, but the history they keep will lead you to frown...”

Tags : History Poetry Poland
Author : Sean F. Hogan
Source : Painting Angels

116. “History isn't written by the winners OR the losers; it's written by the writers.”

Tags : History Losers Winners Writers
Author : Alan C. Baird

117. “Whatever happened in those more than one hundred years, from the time my great-great-great grandfather studied law to the time when my own father took his bar exam in 1989, I may never know. Perhaps it was just greed and the good, old-fashion corruption that comes with power. The Drexlers have moved from the fight for human rights to the fight for corporations and wealthy individuals. We file their taxes, write their contracts, clean up their messes. As I see it, we have become little more than glorified Public Relations reps”

Tags : Bluestocking Girl Civil War History Human Rights Law Legal Von Strassenberg
Author : Gwenn Wright
Source : The BlueStocking Girl

118. “He was wearing a little bag of “Mojo” around his neck.”

Tags : Civil War Historical Ficiton History Romance Novel Southern
Source : Carolina Rain

119. “She turned her painted blue eyes toward the assistant and said something in French before she left.”

Tags : Civil War Historical Fiction History Romance Southern
Source : Carolina Rain

120. “Dont miss the opportunity of becoming something Inlife. Sometimes all you have to do is to just show up or just apply even if you dont qualify.”

Tags : Act Business Change Djkyos Employer Encouragement Famous Focus Future Goals Good Life Great Happiness Happy Identity Information Inspiration Know Me Living Motivated Nation Never Give Up Opportunities Respect Striver Team Time Togetherness Travelling Working Hard Wrong

121. “And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. The great owners ignored the three cries of history. The land fell into fewer hands, the number of the dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression. The money was spent for arms, for gas to protect the great holdings, and spies were sent to catch the murmuring of revolt so that it might be stamped out. The changing economy was ignored, plans for the change ignored; and only means to destroy revolt were considered, while the causes of revolt went on.”

Tags : History John Steinbeck Land Owners Revolt The Grapes Of Wrath
Source : The Grapes of Wrath

122. “We’re not eight kingdoms, but an entire land with one heartbeat. It’s why people like you and I need to record our people’s stories so we can find those moments when our paths cross, and only then will we know true peace.”

Tags : History Land People Stories
Source : Ferragost

123. “We ought to know the history of our ancient ancestors.”

Tags : Africa Ancestors Ancestral Memory Ancient Books Education Ghana Great Leaders Great Souls History Learner Learning Life Lessons Lifelong Learner Literature Motivation Passionate Life Past Environment Self Education
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

124. “Oral tradition is practised in most African cultures: ideals, family histories and legacies are handed down from one generation to the other physically or verbally. However, this system is flawed in the sense that a lot of African innovation, experience and culture have been lost, undocumented.”

Tags : Africa Ghana History
Source : Through the Gates of Thought

125. “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.”

Tags : Colonialism History Native American Violence

126. “The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.”

Tags : Africa Colonialism History
Author : Barack Obama
Source : Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

127. “Suppose that a man leaps out of a burning building—as my dear friend and colleague Jeff Goldberg sat and said to my face over a table at La Tomate in Washington not two years ago—and lands on a bystander in the street below. Now, make the burning building be Europe, and the luckless man underneath be the Palestinian Arabs. Is this a historical injustice? Has the man below been made a victim, with infinite cause of complaint and indefinite justification for violent retaliation? My own reply would be a provisional 'no,' but only on these conditions. The man leaping from the burning building must still make such restitution as he can to the man who broke his fall, and must not pretend that he never even landed on him. And he must base his case on the singularity and uniqueness of the original leap. It can't, in other words, be 'leap, leap, leap' for four generations and more. The people underneath cannot be expected to tolerate leaping on this scale and of this duration, if you catch my drift. In Palestine, tread softly, for you tread on their dreams. And do not tell the Palestinians that they were never fallen upon and bruised in the first place. Do not shame yourself with the cheap lie that they were told by their leaders to run away. Also, stop saying that nobody knew how to cultivate oranges in Jaffa until the Jews showed them how. 'Making the desert bloom'—one of Yvonne's stock phrases—makes desert dwellers out of people who were the agricultural superiors of the Crusaders.”

Tags : Agriculture Analogies Arabs Colonialism Crusades Europe History Injustice Israel Israeli Palestinian Conflict Jaffa Jeff Goldberg Jews Palestine Palestinians Victims Washington
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

128. “I regard anti-Semitism as ineradicable and as one element of the toxin with which religion has infected us. Perhaps partly for this reason, I have never been able to see Zionism as a cure for it. American and British and French Jews have told me with perfect sincerity that they are always prepared for the day when 'it happens again' and the Jew-baiters take over. (And I don't pretend not to know what they are talking about: I have actually seen the rabid phenomenon at work in modern and sunny Argentina and am unable to forget it.) So then, they seem to think, they will take refuge in the Law of Return, and in Haifa, or for all I know in Hebron. Never mind for now that if all of world Jewry did settle in Palestine, this would actually necessitate further Israeli expansion, expulsion, and colonization, and that their departure under these apocalyptic conditions would leave the new brownshirts and blackshirts in possession of the French and British and American nuclear arsenals. This is ghetto thinking, hardly even fractionally updated to take into account what has changed. The important but delayed realization will have to come: Israeli Jews are a part of the diaspora, not a group that has escaped from it. Why else does Israel daily beseech the often-flourishing Jews of other lands, urging them to help the most endangered Jews of all: the ones who rule Palestine by force of arms? Why else, having supposedly escaped from the need to rely on Gentile goodwill, has Israel come to depend more and more upon it? On this reckoning, Zionism must constitute one of the greatest potential non sequiturs in human history.”

Tags : American Jews Argentina Atheism Britain British Jews Colonialism Expansionism Fascism France Gentiles Haifa Hebron History Israel Israeli Palestinian Conflict Israelis Jewish Diaspora Jews Law Of Return Nuclear Weapons Palestine Religion United States Zionism
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

129. “Colinialism hardly ever exploits the whole of a country. It contents itself with bringing to light the natrual resources, which it extracts, and exports to meet the needs of the mother country's industries, thereby allowing certain sectors of the colony to become relatively rich. But the rest of the colony follows its path of under-development and poverty, or at all events sinks into it more deeply.”

Tags : Colonialism History Post Colonial Theory
Author : Frantz Fanon
Source : The Wretched of the Earth

130. “In fact, the anti-Muslim stance of much of Hindu nationalism can be construed as partly a displaced hostility against the colonial power which could not be expressed directly because of the new legitimacy created within Hinduism for this power. Such a dynamic would seem to roughly duplicate the displacement of Oedipal hostilities in the authoritarian personality.”

Tags : Colonialism Hindutva History Psychology
Author : Ashis Nandy
Source : The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism

131. “There's one country that can be trusted to understand the complexity of history, it's Nigeria.”

Tags : Culture History Nigeria Politics
Author : Saminu Kanti

132. “By their actions, the Founding Fathers made clear that their primary concern was religious freedom, not the advancement of a state religion. Individuals, not the government, would define religious faith and practice in the United States. Thus the Founders ensured that in no official sense would America be a Christian Republic. Ten years after the Constitutional Convention ended its work, the country assured the world that the United States was a secular state, and that its negotiations would adhere to the rule of law, not the dictates of the Christian faith. The assurances were contained in the Treaty of Tripoli of 1797 and were intended to allay the fears of the Muslim state by insisting that religion would not govern how the treaty was interpreted and enforced. John Adams and the Senate made clear that the pact was between two sovereign states, not between two religious powers.”

Tags : America Christian Faith Christian Nation Christian Republic Constitution Founding Fathers History Islam John Adams Muslim Secular Government Secular State State Religion Treaty Of Tripoli United States
Source : The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America

133. “The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history.”

Tags : Bhie History Library Tears

134. “Stories about lives remembered bring us backward while allowing us to move forward.”

Tags : Backward Forward Forward Movement History Life Live Lives Lives Remembered Looking Back Looking Backward Memoir Memories Moving Forward Remember Remembering Stories Stories Life
Source : Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading

135. “The written word is the greatest sacred documentation.”

Tags : Advice Ancient Biblical Documentation Historical Fiction History Holy Writings Inspiration Life Life Lesson Motivation Past Lives Sacred Sharing Life Sharing Your Story Stories Stories Life Uplifting Wisdom Wise Word Writers Life Writing Writing Advice
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

136. “The best of humanity's recorded history is a creative balance between horrors endured and victories achieved, and so it was during the Harlem Renaissance.”

Tags : African Americans Balance Black History Month Creativity Harlem Renaissance History Horror Humanity Inspiration Jazz Age Life National History Day Philosophy Victory
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

137. “In the blood-heat of pursuing the enemy, many people are forgetting what we are fighting for. We are fighting for our hard-won liberty and freedom; for our Constitution and the due processes of our laws; and for the right to differ in ideas, religion and politics. I am convinced that in your zeal to fight against our enemies, you, too, have forgotten what you are fighting for.”

Tags : Constitution History Julia Child Mccarthyism Politics Politics Of The United States
Author : Julia Child
Source : My Life in France

138. “You scour these Chinatowns of the mind, translating themlike sutras Xuan Zhang fetched from India, testing waysreturn might be possible against these homesick inventions, trace the traveller's alien steps across borders, and in between discover how transit has a way of lasting, the way these Chinatowns grew out of not knowing whether to return or to stay, and then became home.”

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Source : Clear Brightness

139. “He’d used the amulet to read my thoughts again. I pictured smacking him in the face.”

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Author : Priya Ardis
Source : Ever My Merlin

140. “I noticed him right away. No, it wasn’t his lean, rugged face. Or the dark waves of shiny hair that hung just a little too long on his forehead. It wasn’t the slim, collarless biker jacket he wore, hugging his lean shoulders. It was the way he stood. The confident way he waited in the cafeteria line to get a slice of pizza. He didn’t saunter. He didn’t amble. He stood at the center, and let the other people buzz around him. His stance was straight and sure.”

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Author : Priya Ardis
Source : Ever My Merlin

141. “Let's be grateful to all those who came in before us. Grateful to all those men and women, young and old alike, who paved the path forward for us, brick by brick. To those men and women who marched across the bridge in Selma on that great day, those men and women who rallied behind the Gandhis and the Mandelas every single time they were needed, to those men and women who stood up for voting rights and civil rights and gay rights and equality and justice and a free world, those men and women who invented the future by inventing things that fundamentally changed the world from the electricity to vaccinations, from airplanes to birth control pills, from the printing press to the internet.”

Tags : Future Gandhi Grateful Gratefulness History Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Motivation Nelson Mandela Past People Sharad Sagar Sharad Vivek Sagar World

142. “We learn from history that we don't learn from history!”

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Author : Desmond Tutu

143. “It’s bad enough . . . when a country gets colonized, but when the people do as well! That’s the end, really, that’s the end.”

Tags : Blackness Colonization History
Source : Nervous Conditions

144. “We will always be black, you and I, even if it means different things in different places. France is built on its own dream, on its collection of bodies, and recall that your very name is drawn from a man who opposed France and its national project of theft by colonization. It is true that our color was not our distinguishing feature there, so much as the Americanness represented in our poor handle on French. And it is true that there is something particular about how the Americans who think they are white regard us—something sexual and obscene. We were not enslaved in France. We are not their particular “problem,” nor their national guilt. We are not their niggers. If there is any comfort in this, it is not the kind that I would encourage you to indulge. Remember your name. Remember that you and I are brothers, are the children of trans-Atlantic rape. Remember the broader consciousness that comes with that. Remember that this consciousness can never ultimately be racial; it must be cosmic. Remember the Roma you saw begging with their children in the street, and the venom with which they were addressed. Remember the Algerian cab driver, speaking openly of his hatred of Paris, then looking at your mother and me and insisting that we were all united under Africa. Remember the rumbling we all felt under the beauty of Paris, as though the city had been built in abeyance of Pompeii. Remember the feeling that the great public gardens, the long lunches, might all be undone by a physics, cousin to our rules and the reckoning of our own country, that we do not fully comprehend.”

Tags : Blackness History

145. “The conundrum of the twenty-first (century) is that with the best intentions of color blindness, and laws passed in this spirit, we still carry instincts and reactions inherited from our environments and embedded in our being below the level of conscious decision. There is a color line in our heads, and while we could see its effects we couldn’t name it until now. But john powell is also steeped in a new science of “implicit bias,” which gives us a way, finally, even to address this head on. It reveals a challenge that is human in nature, though it can be supported and hastened by policies to create new experiences, which over time create new instincts and lay chemical and physical pathways. This is a helpfully unromantic way to think about what we mean when we aspire, longingly, to a lasting change of heart. And john powell and others are bringing training methodologies based on the new science to city governments and police forces and schools. What we’re finding now in the last 30 years is that much of the work, in terms of our cognitive and emotional response to the world, happens at the unconscious level.”

Tags : Art Of Living Black Lives Matter Color Line Diversity History Humanity Implicit Bias Inclusion John Powell Love Nature Non Violence On Being Race Racism
Source : Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

146. “You were born where you were born and faced the future that you faced because you were black and for no other reason. The limits of your ambition were, thus, expected to be set forever. You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were a worthless human being. You are not expected to aspire to excellence: you were expected to make peace with mediocrity.”

Tags : Black History Black In America History
Author : James Baldwin
Source : The Fire Next Time

147. “When Pope Pius XII died, LIFE magazine carried a picture of him in his private study kneeling before a black Christ. What was the source of their information? All white people who have studied history and geography know that Christ was a black man. Only the poor, brainwashed American Negro has been made to believe that Christ was white, to maneuver him into worshiping the white man. After becoming a Muslim in prison, I read almost everything I could put my hands on in the prison library. I began to think back on everything I had read and especially with the histories, I realized that nearly all of them read by the general public have been made into white histories. I found out that the history-whitening process either had left out great things that black men had done, or some of the great black men had gotten whitened.”

Tags : American Black History Black Nationalism Christ Equality History Malcolm X Racism Truth White Supremacy
Author : Malcolm X

148. “What these thinkers, chroniclers, and interpreters have written about, how they have theorized their scholarly endeavors, and their approaches and methodologies have inevitably been informed and shaped by the times in which they existed.”

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149. “History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are, but more importantly, what they must be.”

Tags : Africana History Pan Africanism

150. “If we truly believe in the power of cultural institutions to impact communities and engage authentically with social justice issues, if we believe in museums’ capacity to bring about social change, improve cultural awareness, and even transform the world, than we must also believe that our internal practices have an impact, and must act according to the changes we seek.”

Tags : Activism African Americans Cultural Awareness History Museums Social Change Social Justice The Arts

151. “DNA has memory!”

Tags : African American Dna History Science
Source : A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life

152. “My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.”

Tags : History Phenpomena Religion Social Truth
Source : The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History

153. “Os guaraos, que habitam os subúrbios do Paraíso terrestre, chamam o arco-íris de serpente de colares e de mar de cima o céu. O raio é o resplendor da chuva. O amigo, meu outro coração. A alma, o sol do peito. a coruja, o amo da noite escura. Para dizer "bengala", dizem neto contínuo; e para dizer "perdoo", dizem esqueço.”

Tags : History Latin America

154. “The difference between the past and the present is that individual freedom and security no longer fall to be protected solely through the D vehicle of common-law maxims and presumptions which may be altered or repealed by statute, but are now protected by entrenched constitutional provisions which neither the Legislature nor the Executive may abridge. It would accordingly be improper for us to hold constitutional a system which, as Sachs J has noted, confers on creditors the power to consign the person of an impecunious debtor to prison at will and without the interposition at the crucial time of a judicial officer.”

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Author : Pius Langa

155. “I am the Love that Dare not Speak its Name”

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156. “But somehow things took a sinister turn, and the division of labor came to be understood as the demarcation of a social hierarchy. Women kept busy with numerous domestic responsibilities while their male counterparts' sole duty was tending to the flocks. Men had time to think critically, form political infrastructures, and ultimately, network with other men. Meanwhile, women were kept too busy to notice that somewhere along the line, they had become inferior. This is approximately when shit hit the fan.”

Tags : Equality Feminism Feminist Gender Roles Gender Studies History
Source : A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word

157. “Education continued to come under particularly strong fire...: If women learned how to manage in the world as well as men, if they learned about history and politics and studied for a profession, of course they would soon be demanding a voice and a role outside the home. The medical doctors soon discovered that education was dangerous to a female's health.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Studies History
Source : Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present

158. “Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.”

Tags : Education History Nonfiction Reading Social Commentary

159. “But anyone who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond fact, rarely get as far as fact; and anyone who has studied the history of science knows that almost every great step therein has been made by the 'anticipation of Nature,' that is, by the invention of hypotheses, which, though verifiable, often had very little foundation to start with.”

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Source : The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century

160. “Empowered Women 101: Everyone wants to be a princess, but you weren't the first princess in his life. They scrubbed his floors, washed his workout clothes, picked up his dirty socks and dealt with his issues. Always remember that history leaves a pattern of what to expect. A real woman knows that the bible is a motivator, but the real instruction manual is observing the last woman's struggle.”

Tags : Arrogance Dealing With Issues Empowering Women Fantasy History Men Observations Reality Reality Check Relationships 101 Self Inflated

161. “Conventional wisdom would have one believe that it is insane to resist this, the mightiest of empires, but what history really shows is that today's empire is tomorrow's ashes; that nothing lasts forever, and that to not resist is to acquiesce in your own oppression. The greatest form of sanity that anyone can exercise is to resist that force that is trying to repress, oppress, and fight down the human spirit.”

Tags : America Emancipation Freedom History Imperialism Oppression Resist Worldview

162. “You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker”

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Author : Malcolm X

163. “Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.”

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164. “The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”

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165. “The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too.”

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Author : Malcolm X

166. “Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.”

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Author : Adam Smith

167. “History is a construct...Any point of entry is possible and all choices are arbitrary. Still there are definitive moments...We can look at these events and say that after them things were never the same again.”

Tags : Evolution Of Thought History Womens History
Source : The Robber Bride

168. “Archaeological discoveries made in Egypt and in the Near East in the past hundred years have opened our eyes to a spiritual and cultural heritage undreamed of by earlier generations.”

Tags : Archaeology History Religious History Womens History

169. “The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions. And even a cursory glance at the history of the biological sciences during the last quarter of a century is sufficient to justify the assertion, that the most potent instrument for the extension of the realm of natural knowledge which has come into men's hands, since the publication of Newton's ‘Principia’, is Darwin's ‘Origin of Species.”

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170. “The 'Manifesto' being our joint production, I consider myself bound to state that the fundamental proposition which forms its nucleus belongs to Marx. That proposition is: that in every historical epoch, the prevailing mode of economic production and exchange, and the social organization necessarily following from it, form the basis upon which is built up, and from which alone can be explained, the political and intellectual history of that epoch; that consequently the whole history of mankind (since the dissolution of primitive tribal society, holding land in common ownership) has been a history of class struggles, contests between exploiting and exploited, ruling and oppressed classes; that the history of these class struggles forms a series of evolution in which, nowadays, a stage has been reached where the exploited and the oppressed class—the proletariat—cannot attain its emancipation from the sway of the exploiting and ruling class—the bourgeoisie—without, at the same time, and once for all, emancipating society at large from all exploitation, oppression, class distinctions and class struggles.This proposition, which, in my opinion, is destined to do for history what Darwin's theory has done for biology, we, both of us, had been gradually approaching for some years before 1845.”

Tags : Capitalism Charles Darwin Class Struggle Communism Darwin Exploitation History Karl Marx Marx Oppression
Source : The Communist Manifesto

171. “Giving Back reframes portraits of philanthropy.”

Tags : Arts Culture Heritage History Inspirational Philanthropy Photography
Source : Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists

172. “Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act which deprived a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”

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173. “Attempts to locate oneself within history are as natural, and as absurd, as attempts to locate oneself within astronomy. On the day that I was born, 13 April 1949, nineteen senior Nazi officials were convicted at Nuremberg, including Hitler's former envoy to the Vatican, Baron Ernst von Weizsacker, who was found guilty of planning aggression against Czechoslovakia and committing atrocities against the Jewish people. On the same day, the State of Israel celebrated its first Passover seder and the United Nations, still meeting in those days at Flushing Meadow in Queens, voted to consider the Jewish state's application for membership. In Damascus, eleven newspapers were closed by the regime of General Hosni Zayim. In America, the National Committee on Alcoholism announced an upcoming 'A-Day' under the non-uplifting slogan: 'You can drink—help the alcoholic who can't.' ('Can't'?) The International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled in favor of Britain in the Corfu Channel dispute with Albania. At the UN, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko denounced the newly formed NATO alliance as a tool for aggression against the USSR. The rising Chinese Communists, under a man then known to Western readership as Mao Tze-Tung, announced a limited willingness to bargain with the still-existing Chinese government in a city then known to the outside world as 'Peiping.'All this was unknown to me as I nuzzled my mother's breast for the first time, and would certainly have happened in just the same way if I had not been born at all, or even conceived. One of the newspaper astrologists for that day addressed those whose birthday it was:There are powerful rays from the planet Mars, the war god, in your horoscope for your coming year, and this always means a chance to battle if you want to take it up. Try to avoid such disturbances where women relatives or friends are concerned, because the outlook for victory upon your part in such circumstances is rather dark. If you must fight, pick a man!Sage counsel no doubt, which I wish I had imbibed with that same maternal lactation, but impartially offered also to the many people born on that day who were also destined to die on it.”

Tags : Albania Alcohol Andrei Gromyko Antisemitism Beijing Birthdays China Czechoslovakia Flushing Meadows Flushing Queens Gods Hitler Horoscopes International Court Of Justice Israel Jews Mao Mars Nato Passover Seder The Hague United States Ussr War
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

174. “The complete Apollo team...directly involves slightly over 400,000 people...Included are some if the country's foremost scientists and engineers. This mobilization of men and resources is unprecedented in history since WWII”

Tags : Engineers History Memoir Nasa Science
Source : The Step: One Woman's Journey to Finding Her Own Happiness and Success During the Apollo Space Program

175. “At breakfast one Saturday I decided to tell Hank my desire to go back to work. He explodes, 'What can you do? You can't make enough to buy your own Kotex”

Tags : Feminism History Women Rights
Source : The Step: One Woman's Journey to Finding Her Own Happiness and Success During the Apollo Space Program

176. “To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is."[The Title Always Comes Last; NEH 2003 Jefferson Lecturer interview profile]”

Tags : Civic Duty Civic Responsibility History Humanity Life Mankind Responsibility

177. “Legend has it that while drinking wine in a boat on the river, [8th century Chinese poet Li Po] tried to grab the moon's reflection on the surface and tumbled in, which is probably the poet's equivalent of dying bravely in battle.”

Tags : Atrocities China Death History Poet
Author : Matthew White
Source : Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

178. “She had an emptiness in her eyes like a ghost tired of haunting.”

Tags : Despair History Short Story World War Ii
Author : Stuart Jaffe
Source : 10 Bits of My Brain

179. “Try this for deviancy: fabricants are mirrors held up to purebloods' conscience; what purebloods see reflected there sickens them. So they blame you for holding the mirror."I hid my shock by asking when purebloods might blame themselves.Mephi replied, "History suggests, not until they are made to.”

Tags : Blame Cloud Atlas Disgust Hate History Postmodern Postmodernism Reflection Self Discovery Self Disgust
Source : Cloud Atlas

180. “When we are “time traveling”, we may trip over problems from the past which distort our memory. If we are weary of dealing with lost causes or lame ducks in our history, we have to make up our mind and give up destructive thinking patterns. At that juncture, time has come to go back to the future. ( “A glimpse of the future" )”

Tags : At That Junture Deal With Destructive Distort Give Up Glimpse Go Back To The Future History Lame Ducks Lost Cause Memory Mind Past Thinking Pattern Time Time Traveling Trip Weary

181. “In the years that followed the Harrison campaign, many candidates—from Colonel James 'Young Hickory' Polk in 1844 to Lieutenant John Kerry in 2004—had their 'humble origins' and/or 'war leadership' highlighted in political material. Often coupled with these tactics was a corollary, to create an image of the opposition candidate that was highly negative—from John Adams as a 'monarchist' to John Kerry as a 'flip-flopping, windsurfing elitist.”

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Source : Posters, Propaganda, and Persuasion in Election Campaigns Around the World and Through History

182. “Fillmore lost his party’s nomination the next year to yet another military hero, General Winfield 'Old Fuss and Feathers' Scott, an anti-slavery candidate who then lost the election to General Franklin Pierce (whose party’s slogan was 'We Polked you in 1844; we shall Pierce you in 1852').”

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Source : Posters, Propaganda, and Persuasion in Election Campaigns Around the World and Through History

183. “Yet, some things do not change. Overall, designers have stayed with techniques that work—in different countries and historical periods. Flagg’s 'I Want You for U.S. Army' design in World War I, with 'Uncle Sam' looking directly at the viewer and pointing a finger at him, was derived from a British poster produced three years earlier; in the British poster, Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener is pointing a finger at British males, with the words 'Wants You, Join Your Country’s Army! God Save The King.' Other countries—Italy, Hungary, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, France, the Irish Parliamentary Party, the Red Army in Russia, and later, the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War—designed similar posters. The British applied the same design idea in World War II, featuring Prime Minister Winston Churchill, instead of Kitchener, in the same pose; the U.S. Democratic Party resurrected Flagg’s Uncle Sam image, including it in an election poster for Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the decades that followed, however, anti-war protest groups issued satires of Flagg’s 'I Want You' poster, with 'Uncle Sam' in a variety of poses: pointing a gun at the audience; making the 'peace sign,' bandaged and accompanied by the slogan 'I Want Out'; as a skeleton, with a target superimposed on him; and with the 'bad breath' of airplanes dropping bombs on houses in his mouth.”

Tags : Campaigns Elections Graphic Design History Political Campaigns Politics
Source : Posters, Propaganda, and Persuasion in Election Campaigns Around the World and Through History

184. “Efforts by Democrats to portray Jackson as 'manly' and for the 'common man' were apparently more effective than were the campaign tactics of Adams’s supporters, who attempted to depict Jackson as violent, unjust, a paramour, and even a poor speller. It is quite possible that this anti-Jackson propaganda actually reinforced the positive image of Jackson as a masculine commoner—especially when contrasted with that of Adams, whom the Democrats depicted as an over-refined aristocrat.”

Tags : Campaigns Elections Graphic Design History Political Campaigns Politics

185. “Winner goes with the flow, History Maker against the flow”

Tags : Against Flow Hip Hop Philosophy History Inspirational Kjiva Kjiva The Marathi Rapper Life Marathi Hip Hop Marathi People Marathi Rapper Murder Rapper Winner
Author : Kjiva
Source : Murder: the gangster rhymes

186. “You know, the guys there were so beautiful—they've lost that wounded look that fags all had 10 years ago.”

Tags : 60S Gay Rights History Homosexuality Lgbt Rights Lgbtq Activism Lgbtqia Stonewall Riot Stonewall Riots

187. “So far there'll always be some thrive for perfection, there should be no shame in imperfection.”

Tags : Actions Activist Beautiful Mind Brilliance Confidence Connections Courage Different Diversity Dreams Embracing The Future Free Speech Freedom Hope Imagination Joy Legacy Life Life Missions Living Dreams Love Observation Passion Perception Perspective Plans Positive Thinking Quotes Sensitive Standing Out Stories Unique

188. “[We're] going to change the world. One day they'll write about us. You'll see.”

Tags : Activist Change The World Civil Rights History Humanity Inspirational Quotes One Day Peace People Quotes See Women Write You Will

189. “I've always felt that distant train whistles heard in the dead of night are the universe's way of letting us know the best days are neither ahead nor behind us...they're happening right now, cradled in the palms of our hands. But that doesn't change the fact that the whiskey, weed, and romance eventually runs out and the night will soon turn to day.”

Tags : Booze Daydreaming Death History Innocence Love Moon Music Night Romance Trains Weed Whiskey Whistles
Author : Dave Matthes
Source : Sleepeth Not, the Bastard

190. “Life will hack off your head and shit down your neck every chance it gets. I've found that consuming drugs and booze, listening to music and always having an excuse in the best way to tip the scales.”

Tags : Alcoholism Ambition Bottle Coke Crack Destruction Drugs Drunk Erotic Erotica Half Empty History Hope Intuition Life Love Moon Night Parallelism Point Of View Reincarnation Romance Sex Sleep Trains Whistles
Author : Dave Matthes
Source : Bar Nights

191. “When it happens and it hits hard, we decide certain things, and realize there's truth in all those dark, lonely days" He had an instantaneous look about him,a glimmer and a glint over those eyes,he knew how the world worked,and took pleasure in its wickedness.He would give a dime or two to those sitting on the street,he would tell them things like:"It won't get any better,"and"Might as well use this to buy your next fix,"and finally"It's better to die high than to live sober,"His suit was pressed nicely, with care and respect,like the kind a corpse wears,he'd say that was his way of honoring the dead,of always being ready for the oncoming train,I liked him,he never wore a fake smileand he was always ready to tell a story about how andwhen"We all wake up alone," he said once,"Oftentimes even when sleeping next to someone, we wake up before them and they are still asleep and suddenly we are awake, and alone."I didn't see him for a few days,a few days later it felt like it'd been weeks,those weeks drifted apart from one another,like leaves on a pond's surface,and became like months.And then I saw him and I asked him where he'd been,he said,"I woke up alone one day, just like any other, and I decided I didn't like it anymore.”

Tags : Booze Bottle Cocaine Coke Crack Dave Matthes Daydreaming Drugs Erotic Erotica History Hope Music Parallelism Phoenix Point Of View Rebirth Reincarnation Romance Tragedy Trains Whiskey
Author : Dave Matthes
Source : Slaughterhouse After-Party: Poems and Stories

192. “I did not know that history is like a blood stain that keeps on showing on the wall no matter how many new owners take possession, no matter how many times we pint over it.”

Tags : Australia History Sydney Aborigine
Author : Peter Carey

193. “Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures.”

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Author : Leon Trotsky

194. “Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.”

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195. “A child who does not think about what happens around him and is content with living without wondering whether he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel's work and is on the road to being a scoundrel.”

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Author : José Martí

196. “But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.”

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Author : José Martí

197. “Unity is a great thing and a great slogan. But what the workers’ cause needs is the unity of Marxists, not unity between Marxists, and opponents and distorters of Marxism.”

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198. “I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.”

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199. “Historical determinism is a recipe for political quietism.”

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Source : Why Marx Was Right

200. “There is a difference between having your own movement and cutting yourself off politically from all other movements. This last form of feminist isolationism is attractive in its simplicity. It appears to offer an option which implies that you concentrate on your own struggle and wait for some absolute future when men and women have progressed towards equality. It is of course a profoundly liberal utopian notion. ‘Progress’ is seen as some kind of single linear advance towards a goal. There is no sense of a movement living and working in history, learning though a dialectical interaction of its own efforts in objective circumstances. It forgets that the consciousness of particular groups amongst the oppressed is only partial. While this consciousness must be realized and expressed in their own movement, if the attempt is not continually to extend and connect this partial consciousness to the experience of other oppressed groups, it cannot politicize itself in a revolutionary sense. It becomes locked within its own particularism.”

Tags : Class Consciousness Feminism History Liberalism Marxism Philosophy Politics Revolution Women
Source : Women, Resistance and Revolution: A History of Women and Revolution in the Modern World