— Emil M. Cioran, History and Utopia
History and Utopia (1960)
— Emil M. Cioran, History and Utopia
— Georges Charpak ukrainian-born french physicist 1924 - 2010
Context: History of science played a very important role for me. Before I knew well how to do an experiment, I knew why Joliot has missed the neutron, why his wife missed the fission, why they succeeded in having artificial radioactivity, and even why they almost missed the other things, by doing very nice experiments, but didn't come to the conclusion. That is science. Science is doubt, is research. It is not something which is – and that is the danger of teaching – which is too academic and which the people explain you it is like the logic thing that comes out of the computer, which is not true. You have intuition, you have passion. Nobel interview http://nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=425 with Professor Georges Charpak by Joanna Rose, science writer, 6 December 2001.
— Mircea Eliade Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer and philosopher 1907 - 1986
Context: The History of Religions is destined to play an important role in contemporary cultural life. This is not only because an understanding of exotic and archaic religions will significantly assist in a cultural dialogue with the representatives of such religions. It is more especially because … the history of religions will inevitably attain to a deeper knowledge of man. It is on the basis of such knowledge that a new humanism, on a world-wide scale, could develop. The Quest: History and Meaning in Religion (1969), p. 3.
„In a single instant, we realized that this will be a decisive decade in the history of liberty, that we've been called to a unique role in human events. Rarely has the world faced a choice more clear or consequential.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
2000s, 2002, State of the Union address (January 2002)
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
1940s, Third Inaugural Address (1941), Context: The democratic aspiration is no mere recent phase in human history. It is human history. It permeated the ancient life of early peoples. It blazed anew in the Middle Ages. It was written in Magna Charta.
— Nayef Al-Rodhan philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist, and author 1959
Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man (2009), p.28
„Widely dispersed knowledge concerning the important role of basic cooperative processes among living beings may lead to the acceptance of cooperation as a guiding principle both in social theory and as a basis for human behavior. Such a development when it occurs will alter the course of human history.“
— W. C. Allee American zoologist and ecologist 1885 - 1955
Cooperation among Animals with Human Implications (1951), page 213 (cited in "The Altruism Equation", by Lee Alan Dugatkin (2006), page 58).
„The fact that Communism and Fascism assigned contradictory roles to history and reason—the emancipation of the proletariat versus the domination of the Aryan race—mattered little.“
— François Furet French historian 1927 - 1997
The Passing of an Illusion, The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century (1999), p.191
„No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.“
— Paulo Coelho, livro O Alquimista
The Alchemist (1988), p. 158.
„Human history is in truth nothing but the history of the slow, uncertain, and surprising fulfillment of the Promise.“
— Gustavo Gutiérrez Peruvian theologian 1928
A Theology of Liberation - 15th Anniversary Edition, Chapter Nine, Liberation And Salvation, p. 91-92
— Edward O. Wilson American biologist 1929
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1998)
— Joseph Nye American political scientist 1937
Understanding International Conflicts: An Introduction to Theory and History (6th ed., 2006), Chapter 2, Origins of the Great Twentieth Century Conflicts, p. 51.