When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
Never in our country’s history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days.
Although… the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
We learned the value of research in World War II.
We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours?
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
I don’t have a long family history of good cooks in my family.
It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.
American policy seems to be wed to a perpetual state of war. Why? History shows that the world will always be in flux or turmoil, with different peoples competing for visibility and power. The U.S. cannot fix the fate of every nation.
Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly.
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking, but the time span of history that theologians think about is a few thousand years of human culture rather than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
History is one of those marvelous and necessary illusions we have to deal with. It’s one of the ways of dealing with our world with impossible generalities which we couldn’t live without.
I’m so intrigued by women throughout history where the significance of what they were representing at that time is obscured by the fact a man saved them or they were prostitutes.
I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.
Completeness? Happiness? These words don’t come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.
In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
Great writing can be done in biography, history, art.
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
I’m not sure history has ended.
If you think you have it tough, read history books.
History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.
Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me because when you touch these trees, you have such a sense of the passage of time, of history. It’s like you’re touching the essence, the very substance of life.
All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize, and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home, they export it, in a certain way, by war they make it tour the world.
I have written too much history to have faith in it and if anyone thinks I’m wrong, I am inclined to agree with him.
I do have to say that I think that President Obama is the greatest President in the history of all of our Presidents, and that he can do no wrong in my book. So how’s that for prejudice on the Democratic side?
There’s a difference between knowing what’s on the page in a history book and actually feeling that page have curves and valleys.
I think journalists have the right to their opinions but I think their opinions should be based on history and what they see, not what they feel, how long they’ve been waiting or whether it’s raining or it’s snowing or whatever.
What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.
I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
History is mostly guessing the rest is prejudice.
I can see clearly now… that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
I know the history of the record business so well because I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios. It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.
Part of what I loved – and love – about being around older people is the tangible sense of history they embody. I’m interested in military history, for instance, because both my grandfathers fought in World War II. I’m interested in writing because one of those grandfathers wrote books.
Our history is that we can very aggressively, if necessary, and openly and democratically discuss our differences. We have a democratic history in which we come together and vote on these things.
You have to be there not for the fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively to operation of the spacecraft.
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.
I don’t believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.
Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants.