Aphorisms by theme: History

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.

Kurt Vonnegut

This author aphorisms
By theme : History
History is the science of what never happens twice.

Paul Valery

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Philosophy Wit
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.

Charles de Montesquieu

This author aphorisms
By theme : History
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

Aldous Huxley

This author aphorisms
By theme : History
The history of the world is the world`s court of justice.

Friedrich von Schiller

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Wit
The history of art is the history of revivals.

Samuel Butler

This author aphorisms
By theme : Art History
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

Hermann Hesse

This author aphorisms
By theme : History
What is history after all? History is facts which become lies in the end.

Jean Cocteau

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Lie
God cannot alter the past, but historians can.

Samuel Butler

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Wit
History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads.

Charles de Gaulle

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Politics
The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians.

Margaret Thatcher

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Politics Wisdom
The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things rotten through and through, to avoid.

Titus Livius

This author aphorisms
By theme : History
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates

This author aphorisms
By theme : Behavior Childhood History Youth
The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the compass, gunpowder, and printing.

Jonathan Swift

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Creativity
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

Winston Churchill

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Politics
For any student of history, change is the law of life. Any attempt to contain it guarantees an explosion down the road; the more rigid the adherence to the status quo, the more violent the ultimate outcome will be.

Henry Kissinger

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Science
History is the discovering of the principles of human nature.

David Hume

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Morality
The world`s history is constant, like the laws of nature, and simple, like the souls of men. The same conditions continually produce the same results.

Friedrich von Schiller

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Nature
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!

Dwight David Eisenhower

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Liberty
Only strong personalities can endure history, the weak ones are extinguished by it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

This author aphorisms
By theme : History Person
Pages:   1 2