History And Its Meaning Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 54 Quotes About History And Its Meaning

#1. Victory may now require a level of force deemed objectionable by civilized peoples, meaning that some, for justifiable reasons, may be reluctant to pursue it. But victory has not become an ossified concept altogether. - Author: Victor Davis Hanson
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#2. Like psychoanalysis, constitutional jurisprudence has become a game without rules. By defying the plain meaning of words, ignoring context and history, and using a little ingenuity, you can make the Constitution mean anything you like. - Author: Joseph Sobran
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#3. A change was coming over the world, the meaning and direction of which even still is hidden from us, a change from era to era. - Froude's History of England, ch. i. - Author: William Hurrell Mallock
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#4. It is a scholar's task to find patterns in nature or cycles in history. Initially, it's no different from finding portraits of animals and heroes in the stars. The question is, Have you discovered a preexisting truth? Or have you imposed an arbitrary meaning on whatever it is you're considering? - Author: Mary Doria Russell
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#5. The Trail of Tears has a great deal of meaning for every person of American Indian ancestry, whether they are Cherokee or not. For me, it has always stood for what is best and worst about the history of the United States. - Author: Joseph Bruchac
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#6. You had to be aware that I saw that photography was a mere episode in the history of the optical projection and when the chemicals ended, meaning the picture was fixed by chemicals, we were in a new era. - Author: David Hockney
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#7. Philosophers have argued without a trend toward order; time would lack meaning. The future would be indistinguishable from the past. Sequences of events would be just so many random scenes from a thousand novels. History would be indistinct, like the mist slowly gathered by treetops in evening. - Author: Alan Lightman
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#8. If, after all, men cannot always make history have a meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one. - Author: Albert Camus
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#9. Do you understand the meaning of the soil beneath your feet? - Author: P.J. Parker
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#10. The life of every citizen is becoming a business. This, it seems to me, is one of the worst interpretations of the meaning of human life history has ever seen. Man's life is not a business. - Author: Saul Bellow
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#11. Words enable us to transfer our thoughts from inside our own mind into the mind of another. They have the power to alter history, to describe the past, and to bring meaning and substance to the present. - Author: Jim Rohn
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#12. After his failed political career, Lincoln often pondered the question of the purpose of the meaning of life. In 1850 [ten years before he was elected President], Lincoln told Herdon [his law partner] How hard, oh how hard it is to die and leave one's country no better than if one had never lived. - Author: Ronald C. White Jr.
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#13. I defend the authority of women and explore its meaning for them rather than assume they need to be more accommodating or sensitive. - Author: David Bedrick
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#14. History has no meaning. - Author: Karl R. Popper
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#15. It isn't that you subordinate your ideas to the force of the facts in autobiography but that you construct a sequence of stories to bind up the facts with a persuasive hypothesis that unravels your history's meaning. - Author: Philip Roth
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#16. I wanted to get the most broad foundation for a lifelong education that I could find, and that was studying Latin and the classics. Meaning Roman and Greek history and philosophy and ancient civilizations. - Author: Tim Blake Nelson
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#17. I came to see that man finds meaning in his existence only through the active demonstration of his human self, a cosmos comprising the entire constellation of life's factors: culture, civilization, tradition, history, ideals, facts, physical conditions, one's mental state, the ecology, and so on. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#18. It is indeed the truth of the traumatic experience that forms the center of its psychopathology; it is not a pathology of falsehood or displacement of meaning, but of history itself (p. 5) - Author: Cathy Caruth
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#19. the word that the Buddha used for suffering, dukkha, actually has the more subtle meaning of "pervasive unsatisfactoriness," I was even more impressed. "Suffering" always sounded a bit melodramatic, even if a careful reading of history seemed to support it. "Pervasive unsatisfactoriness - Author: Mark Epstein
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#20. The word 'algebra' derives from Al-Khawarizmi's book title "al-jabr", meaning "completion"; balancing both sides to find a solution - Author: Firas Alkhateeb
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#21. Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning. - Author: Dag Hammarskjold
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#22. I was drawn to biology and history and, of course, art. And I loved languages. The biggest problem I had is that I wasn't taught about the connections between all these things. I think that would have given life a lot more meaning and it would be a lot more enjoyable. - Author: Hussein Chalayan
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#23. I have a dream, and a plan, to combine the commercial possibilities of Valentine's Day with the substance and meaning of black history month. I call it: Blackentine's Day. - Author: Mo Rocca
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#24. I believe that history might be, and ought to be, taught in a new fashion so as to make the meaning of it as a process of evolution intelligible to the young. - Author: Thomas Huxley
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#25. The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever - Author: Westminster Shorter Catechism
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#26. Examination of its own history and of the forms of thought given the name "philosophy" indicates that "philosophy" has itself borne many fundamentally different meanings through the years, and from one school or movement to another. - Author: Gregory B. Sadler
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#27. No empire lasts forever, no dynasty continues unbroken. Some day, you and I will be mere legends. All that matters is whether we did what we could with the life that was given to us. - Author: Krishna Udayasankar
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#28. The truth is in Jesus and it leads to the fullness of truth about God, man, creation, history, sin, righteousness, grace, faith, salvation, life, death, purpose, meaning, relationships, heaven, hell, judgement, eternity, and everything else of ultimate consequence. - Author: John F. MacArthur Jr.
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#29. Unfortunately, evil will never be wholly defeated.Mankind is faced with a continual struggle against evil. We believe that this is where the meaning of our lives and of human history lies. - Author: Alija Izetbegovic
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#30. Every muscular rigidity contains the history and the meaning of its origin. - Author: Wilhelm Reich
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#31. The causes of life's history [cannot] resolve the riddle of life's meaning. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
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#32. Political and social history are in my view two aspects of the same process. Social life loses half its interest and political movements lose most of their meaning if they are considered separately. - Author: F. M. Powicke
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#33. History can show you that it was one pile of bad stuff after another. It can also show you that there's been tremendous progress in knowledge, behaviour, laws, civilisation. It cannot show you that there was a meaning behind it. - Author: Tony Judt
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#34. But I see history as a book with many pages
and each day we fill a page with acts of hopefulness and meaning. - Author: George H. W. Bush
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#35. That's how history unfolds. People weave a web of meaning, believe in it with all their heart, but sooner or later the web unravels, and when we look back we cannot understand how anybody could have taken it seriously. (p.175) - Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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#36. Most of the words we use in history and everyday speech are like mental depth charges. As they descend [through our consciousness] and detonate, their resonant power is unleashed, showering our understanding with fragments of accumulated meaning and association. - Author: James Axtell
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#37. I shall always be grateful for this curious love of history, allowing me to spend a lifetime looking back into the past, allowing me to learn from these large figures about the struggle for meaning for life. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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#38. It is the human habit to think in centuries from a grandparent to a grandchild because it just does take about a hundred years for things to cease to have the same meaning as they did before, - Author: Gertrude Stein
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#39. I thought it necessary to study history, even to study it deeply, in order to obtain a clear meaning of our immediate time. - Author: Paul Valery
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#40. The business of the missionary, and the business of the Christian Church in any situation, is to challenge the plausibility structure in the light of God's revelation of the real meaning of history. - Author: Lesslie Newbigin
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#41. Apocalypse is the lens through which we view international politics because it is the fons et origo of the concept of history and historiography. Were it not for apocalypse, we would not have the categories of mind with which to ask the questions of meaning and adequacy of interpretation. M - Author: Robert Hamerton-Kelly
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#42. Silence can be a plan
rigorously executed
the blueprint to a life
It is a presence
it has a history a form
Do not confuse it
with any kind of absence - Author: Adrienne Rich
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#43. The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self, the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology. - Author: James Mark Baldwin
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#44. To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#45. In its amplest meaning History includes every trace and vestige of everything that man has done or thought since first he appeared on the earth. - Author: James Harvey Robinson
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#46. The computer on the desk of the student in school knows no history. It is not like a book, worn at the edges by human hands. No little child has written a note in it, long ago. It will not be passed down to the children of the children who use it. Its "meaning" is that there is no enduring meaning. - Author: Anthony M. Esolen
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#47. So it was like that now, catastrophe inevitable at the most empty moments. Everyone waiting, almost wanting it, a secret, guilty desire for meaning. Their time in history made significant for once by that distant wall of black cloud. - Author: Maggie Helwig
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#48. Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man's inhumanity to man. - Author: Aberjhani
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#49. It is impossible to write history without some vision of its meaning from which judgments of significance can be made. And if there is no meaning, why be a historian? The - Author: Lesslie Newbigin
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#50. The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning. - Author: George F. Kennan
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#51. It started out as a typically insane idea to map every part of the published text in terms of its manuscript provenance and history, and to establish the cultural meaning of the book, part and whole. - Author: Oliver Harris
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#52. There are those who regard this history of past strife and exile as better forgotten. But, to use the phrase of Yeats, let us not casually reduce "that great past to a trouble of fools." For we need not feel the bitterness of the past to discover its meaning for the present and the future. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#53. Because we are in the world, we are condemned to meaning, and we cannot do or say anything without its acquiring a name in history. - Author: Maurice Merleau Ponty
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#54. I talk about Africa and its meaning, being the birthplace of man and all that great history that's been erased and even hidden. I think it's my duty to be proud and to bring about the conversation that allows us to talk about the great history of my people. - Author: Nas
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