Human History Quotes

Quotes tagged as "human-history" (showing 1-23 of 23)
Elizabeth Kostova
“As you know, human history is full of evil deeds, and maybe we ought to think of them with tears, not fascination.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

Michael Shermer
“Checking a box on a form for race—"Caucasian," "Hispanic," "African-American," "Native American," or "Asian-American"—is untenable and ridiculous. For one thing, "American" is not a race, so labels such as "Asian-American" and "African-American" are still exhibits of our confusion of culture and race. For another thing, how far back does one go in history? Native Americans are really Asians, if you go back more than twenty or thirty thousand years to before they crossed the Bering land bridge between Asia and America. And Asians, several hundred thousand years ago probably came out of Africa, so we should really replace "Native American" with "African-Asian-Native American." Finally, if the Out of Africa (single racial origin) theory holds true, then all modern humans are from Africa. (Cavalli-Sforza now thinks this may have been as recently as seventy thousand years ago.) Even if that theory gives way to the Candelabra (multiple racial origins) theory, ultimately all hominids came from Africa, and therefore everyone in America should simply check the box next to "African-American.”
Michael Shermer, Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time

“It would be both foolish and cumbersome to continue our everyday existences in bliss without first denying to ourselves, for the sake of excusing our own repugnance, the inherent cruelty from which modern civilization was conceived...And there can be no other path by which a fiercely competitive, yet social species, as humanity, can afford its members the level of safety, prosperity and stability—such that we enjoy now— without its initial pangs of cannibalism, brutality, dominance and cruelty to forge the foundations, very much like the lava which formed the ground upon which we now stand. Lava still erupts from the core. Brutality, Dominance, and Cruelty similarly erupt from ours; and they are no less prevalent now than in early human history.”
Ashim Shanker, Only the Deplorable

Jerry A. Coyne
“If the entire course of evolution were compressed into a single year, the earliest bacteria would appear at the end of March, but we wouldn't see the first human ancestors until 6 a.m. on December 31st. The golden age of Greece, about 500 BCE, would occur just thirty seconds before midnight.”
Jerry A. Coyne, Why Evolution Is True

Danail Hristov
“Human history is one prolonged and painful limping. We invariably step with one foot on the rock of justice, and with the other, we sink into the mire of deceit and self-delusion.”
Danail Hristov, The End of the Jesus Era

Felix Wantang
“Every progress made by Satan and every technological breakthrough in human history occurs because God allowed it; God created Satan and God is in complete control of everything. Job 1:6-12”
Felix Wantang, God's Blueprint of the Holy Bible: Volume Two

Mehmet Murat ildan
“In the future, churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, all of them will be museums! The intellectual progression of humanity will necessitate such a drastic and dramatic change in the human history!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Daniel Quinn
“It's not MAN who is the scourge of the world, it's a single culture. One culture out of hundreds of thousands of cultures. Our culture.”
Daniel Quinn, The Story of B: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

“Left to themselves, humans have always managed their own affairs creatively and well. Indeed, for most of human evolution and history people have lived peaceful, co-operative lives without rulers, leaders, politicians, soldiers, policemen and taxmen.”
Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism

Kat Lahr
“If we take a moment to reflect on human history we see so much complexity that it’s difficult to comprehend it all. Yet, simple truths are obvious; everyone influences each other either directly or indirectly, we all share this planet regardless of national boundaries, we all require the same nutritional needs with the most important being water, we can easily wage war and kill and at the same time love and have passion for another.”
Kat Lahr, Anatomy Of Illumination

Alexander McCall Smith
“Human history seems to me to be one long story of people sweeping down—or up, I suppose—replacing other people in the process.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Novel Habits of Happiness

Elisabeth Elliot
“This is the context in which the story must be understood—as one incident in human history, an incident in certain ways and to certain people important, but only one incident. God is the God of human history, and He is at work continuously, mysteriously, accomplishing His eternal purposes in us, through us, for us, and in spite of us.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Through Gates of Splendor

Anthony Biglan
“After forty years of working on prevention of a wide range of common and costly psychological and behavioral problems, I am convinced we have the knowledge to achieve a healthier, happier, and more prosperous society than has ever been seen in human history.”
Anthony Biglan, The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Everything which has been done so far in human history has been able to be done because all were possible!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“One of the most distinct features of this whole human history is god flattery! People never get tired of buttering every kind of gods in the hope of getting earthly benefit or obtaining heavenly plunder! Man is no doubt a tireless flunkey!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“The answers to all the questions of the society are in the lessons of human history.”
Sunday Adelaja

“The answers to all the questions of the society are in the lessons of human history”
Sunday Adelaja

“History is indeed stranger than fiction. The twists and turns of human history are too outlandish for to be believable in any work of fiction.”
A.E. Samaan

Alfred Hermida
“Every new form of communication brings with it a perennial angst about what it is doing to our brains. We are not the first to feel that everything is changing too quickly around us, and we won't be the last. Throughout history, communication technologies have been catalysts of societal and cultural change that upset the status quo.”
Alfred Hermida, Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters

“আমারও বায়োডাটা আছে তোমার মতো, তোমার মতো আমিও এক দীর্ঘ ইতিহাসের ফসল।”
Shobuj Taposh

Petra Hermans
“As long as we can get along, we are liking more than sanity will understand philanthropy.”
Petra Hermans

Abhijit Naskar
“The history of progress is the history of people who didn’t follow rules.”
Abhijit Naskar, Conscience over Nonsense