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I love art, and I love history, but it is living art and living history that I love. It is in the interest of living art and living history that I oppose so-called restoration. What history can there be in a building bedaubed with ornament, which cannot at the best be anything but a hopeless and lifeless imitation of the hope and vigor of the earlier world?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any honest examination of the national life proves how far we are from the standard of human freedom with which we began. The recovery of this standard demands of everyone who loves this country a hard look at himself, for the greatest achievements must begin somewhere, and they always begin with the person. If we are not capable of this examination, we may yet become one of the most distinguished and monumental failures in the history of nations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end. I do not think that the knowledge which I have gained of its history and sources compensates me for the unpleasant details it has forced upon my attention.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Humanity has passed through a long history of one-sidedness and of a social condition that has always contained the potential of destruction, despite its creative achievements in technology. The great project of our time must be to open the other eye: to see all-sidedly and wholly, to heal and transcend the cleavage between humanity and nature that came with early wisdom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As far as many statistical series that are related to activities of mankind are concerned, the date that divides human history into two equal parts is well within living memory. The world of today is as different from the world I was born in as that world was from Julius Caesar s. I was born in the middle of human history, to date, roughly. Almost as much has happened since I was born as happened before.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of American politics is littered with bodies of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of the building of the American nation may justly be described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the problems that will confront the world tomorrow.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pornographers are the enemies of women only because our contemporary ideology of pornography does not encompass the possibility of change, as if we were the slaves of history and not its makers. Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Someday, after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energy of love; and for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basic idea which runs right through modern history and modern liberalism is that the public has got to be marginalized. The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Rights! There are no rights whatever without corresponding duties. Look at the history of the growth of our constitution, and you will see that our ancestors never upon any occasion stated, as a ground for claiming any of their privileges, an abstract right inherent in themselves; you will nowhere in our parliamentary records find the miserable sophism of the Rights of Man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest horrors in the history of mankind are not due to the ambition of the Napoleons or the vengeance of the Agamemnons, but to the doctrinaire philosophers. The theories of the sentimentalist Rousseau inspired the integrity of the passionless Robespierre. The cold-blooded calculations of Karl Marx led to the judicial and business-like operations of the Cheka.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The people who have really made history are the martyrs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
While we read history we make history.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Feminist art is not some tiny creek running off the great river of real art. It is not some crack in an otherwise flawless stone. It is, quite spectacularly I think, art which is not based on the subjugation of one half of the species. It is art which will take the great human themes --love, death, heroism, suffering, history itself --and render them fully human. It may also, though perhaps our imaginations are so mutilated now that we are incapable even of the ambition, introduce a new theme, one as great and as rich as those others --should we call it joy?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a constant in the average American imagination and taste, for which the past must be preserved and celebrated in full-scale authentic copy; a philosophy of immortality as duplication. It dominates the relation with the self, with the past, not infrequently with the present, always with History and, even, with the European tradition.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By his machines man can dive and remain under water like a shark; can fly like a hawk in the air; can see atoms like a gnat; can see the system of the universe of Uriel, the angel of the sun; can carry whatever loads a ton of coal can lift; can knock down cities with his fist of gunpowder; can recover the history of his race by the medals which the deluge, and every creature, civil or savage or brute, has involuntarily dropped of its existence; and divine the future possibility of the planet and its inhabitants by his perception of laws of nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Biography is history seen through the prism of a person.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The words of the Constitution are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Out of my general world-pattern-trend studies there now comes strong evidence that nothing is going to be quite so surprising and abrupt in the future history of man as the forward evolution in the educational process.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Once the visitor was told rather repetitively that this city was the melting pot; never before in history had so many people of such varied languages, customs, colors and culinary habits lived so amicably together. Although New York remains peaceful by most standards, this self-congratulation is now less often heard, since it was discovered some years ago that racial harmony depended unduly on the willingness of the blacks (and latterly the Puerto Ricans) to do for the other races the meanest jobs at the lowest wages and then to return to live by themselves in the worst slums.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In every election in American history both parties have their clichs. The party that has the clichs that ring true wins.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of mankind is his character.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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