History Related Quotes



Few developments central to the history of art have been so misrepresented or misunderstood as the brief, brave, glorious, doomed life of the Bauhaus - the epochally influential German art, architecture, crafts, and design school that was founded in Goethe's sleepy hometown of Weimar in 1919.

Martin Filler


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“A page of history is worth a pound of logic.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes


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“As a national park, we are responsible for all of the layers of history. It's only taken us 58 years. I think it's about time.”

Charles Fenwick


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“There is humor in the specter of the worst disaster in our nation's history. All I have to do is sweep away the debris of shock to find it.”

Will Durst


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“There is nothing truer than myth: history, in its attempt to ''realize'' myth, distorts it, stops halfway; when history claims to have ''succeeded,'' this is nothing but humbug and mystification. Everything we dream is ''realizable.'' Reality does not have to be: it is simply what it is.”

Eugene Ionesco


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“It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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“The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still”

Alexander Pope


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“I fully endorse the millennial goals to make (hunger) history, ... Those are big goals, but it's do-able.”

George Mcgovern


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“Our main focus is to uplift the community, and we have done that throughout history.”

William Lyons


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“The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit / not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic. Its throes will heave our exuviate from their graves.”

Henry David Thoreau


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