Quotes About History Politics

Quotes tagged as "history-politics" (showing 1-30 of 53)
Hilary Mantel
“There's a feeling of power in reserve, a power that drives right through the bone, like the shiver you sense in the shaft of an axe when you take it into your hand. You can strike, or you can not strike, and if you choose to hold back the blow, you can still feel inside you the resonance of the omitted thing.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

Will Durant
“To rulers religion, like almost everything else, is a tool of power.”
Will Durant, The Renaissance

Hannah Arendt
“That Hegelian dialectics should provide a wonderful instrument for always being right, because they permit the interpretations of all defeats as the beginning of victory, is obvious. One of the most beautiful examples of this kind of sophistry occurred after 1933 when the German Communists for nearly two years refused to recognize that Hitler's victory had been a defeat for the German Communist Party.”
Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

Kim Stanley Robinson
“Historical analogy is the last refuge of people who can't grasp the current situation.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars

Karl Marx
“Man makes his own history, but he does not make it out of the whole cloth; he does not make it out of conditions chosen by himself, but out of such as he finds close at hand.”
Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

Albert Speer
“At headquarters, where everyone lived under the tremendous pressure of responsibility, probably nothing was more welcome than a dictate from above. That meant being freed of a decision and simultaneously being provided with an excuse for failure.”
Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich

Andrew Ashling
“History doesn't remember gardens.

You forgot the wise administrators, those who kept the peace, those who brought prosperity. You needn’t feel embarrassed, though. So did history.”
Andrew Ashling

Daniel Webster
“Liberty and Union, now and for ever, one and inseparable!”
Daniel Webster, The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union

S.M. Sigerson
“A nation which fails to adequately remember salient points of
its own history, is like a person with Alzheimer's. And that can be a
social disease of a most destructive nature.”
S.M. Sigerson, The Assassination of Michael Collins: What Happened At Béal na mBláth?

Albert Speer
“The communications apparatus at headquarters was remarkable...It was possible to communicate directly with all important theaters of the war...They could be directed from Hitler's table in the situation room. The more fearful the situation, the greater was the gulf modern technology created between reality and fantasies with which the man at this table operated.”
Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich

“The sun don't shine on the same dog's tail all the time; either the sun moves or the dog moves!”
Murray M. Silver

Andrew Ashling
“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.”
Andrew Ashling

Albert Speer
“As I see it today, Hitler and Goebbels were in fact molded by the mob itself, guided by its yearnings and its daydreams. Of course, Goebbels and Hitler knew how to penetrate through to the instincts of their audiences; but in the deeper sense they derived their whole existence from these audiences. Certainly the masses roared to the beat set by Hitler's and Goebbels' baton; yet they were not the true conductors. The mob determined the theme. To compensate for misery, insecurity, unemployment, and hopelessness, this anonymous assemblage wallowed for hours at a time in obsessions, savagery and license. The personal unhappiness caused by the breakdown of the economy was replaced by a frenzy that demanded victims. By lashing out at their opponents and vilifying the Jews, they gave expression and direction to fierce primal passions.”
Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich

Albert Speer
“Hitler's dictatorship was the first of an industrial estate in this age of modern technology, a dictatorship which employed to perfection the instruments of technology to dominate its own people. By means of such instruments of technology, eighty million persons could be made subject to the will of one individual. Telephone, teletype, radio, made it possible to transmit the commands of the highest levels directly to the lowest organs where they were executed uncritically”
Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich

محمد المختار الشنقيطي
“ومهما يعترضْ معترض أو يجادلْ مجادل بأن الكتابة في موضوع الخلافات السياسية بين الصحابة نكءٌ لجراح الماضي السحيق، وجدل نظري في غير طائل، وفتح لباب التطاول على الأكابر.. فإن الأمة لن تخرج من أزْمتها التاريخية إلا إذا أدركت كيف دخلت إليها.”
محمد المختار الشنقيطي

Albert Speer
“Hitler knew nothing about his enemies and even refused to use the information that was available to him. Instead, he trusted his inspirations, no matter how inherently contradictory they may be and these inspirations were governed by extreme contempt and underestimation of the others.”
Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich

R.M. Donaldson
“Ignoring the evils of our history will only cause them to reoccur.”
R.M. Donaldson

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Power writes history, not scribes”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Gary J. Bass
“While Pakistan plunged into civil war, Kissinger looked for massacres committed by Bengalis, to generate a moral equivalence that would exonerate Yahya. It would be convenient for Nixon and Kissinger to be able to say that both sides were equally rotten.”
Gary J. Bass, The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide

Joy Hakim
“Elizabeth Cady read the nation's great Declaration, and it bothered her. All men are created equal, it said. But what about women?”
Joy Hakim, From Colonies to Country 1735-1791

“Socialism is "group-think." How uninformed in history do you have to be to advocate for "group-think"??”
A.E. Samaan

“The colored hobo and now Junior Rabbit had told us, ‘Be ready to compete but be ready to fight too or you may not get a chance to compete’.”
Clarence Hunter

W. Bruce  Fye
“History, rather than following a predictable path from the past to the present, is like a meander: a twisting and turning stream shaped over time by a combination of obvious and imperceptible forces.”
W. Bruce Fye, Caring for the Heart: Mayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization

“ومهما يعترضْ معترض أو يجادلْ مجادل بأن الكتابة في موضوع الخلافات السياسية بين الصحابة نكءٌ لجراح الماضي السحيق، وجدل نظري في غير طائل، وفتح لباب التطاول على الأكابر.. فإن الأمة لن تخرج من أزْمتها التاريخية إلا إذا أدركت كيف دخلت إليها.”
محمد بن مختار الشنقيطي

Christopher Catherwood
“Mddle Eastern history is filled with minefields, not because of what actually happened in the past, but because of how people read back the present into the past.”
Christopher Catherwood, A Brief History of the Middle East

Maddy Malhotra
“Is it more important for you to know what happened in the First World War or to memorize other significant dates in history, or is it more important to learn the strategies they used for optimum leadership, success and joyful living?
Don't you think schools need to teach the latter?”
Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

Maddy Malhotra
“Is it more important for you to know who created which mathematical theorem or to memorize formulas which you will never use, or is it more important to learn how to add happiness, peace, love, and money - and how to subtract negative emotions?
Don't you think schools need to teach the latter?”
Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

Maddy Malhotra
“Is it more important for you to know the science of planets and of sea life, or is it more important to learn the science of happiness, loving relationships, positive parenting and becoming rich?
Don't you think schools need to teach the latter?”
Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

Aysha Taryam
“History is not always pessimistic for if World War II Europe has taught us anything it is that the rebuilding of cities is possible and the mending of a nation’s spirit can be achieved.”
Aysha Taryam

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