„The sight of them together does not lead you to wonder about a history in which you are not the narrator?“
Brown : The Last Discovery of America (2003)
Contexto: The Indian refuses civilization; the African slave is rendered unfit for it.
But cher Monsieur: You saw the Indian sitting beside the African on a drape of baize. They were easy together. The sight of them together does not lead you to wonder about a history in which you are not the narrator?
These women are but parables of your interest in yourself. Rather than consider the nature of their intimacy, you are preoccupied alone with the meaning of your intrusion.
— Quintilian ancient Roman rhetor 35 - 96
Book X, Chapter I, 31
De Institutione Oratoria (c. 95 AD)
Original: (la) Historia et scribitur ad narrandum non ad probandum.
„Maybe your history just repeats and repeats until it batters you enough to snap the seams that hold you together“
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Fonte: Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
„Don't know much about history,
Don't know much Biology.
Don't know much about a science book,
Don't know much about the French I took.
But I do know that I love you,
And I know that if you love me, too,
What a wonderful world this would be.“
— Sam Cooke American singer-songwriter and entrepreneur 1931 - 1964
„It's wonderful to be able to read a newspaper that tells you what's going to happen--not just what's already happened. Anybody can tell you what's already happened, but the Bible tells you what's going to happen. Newspapers are not really newspapers; they're history papers. They tell you what's already happened--past news. But God has given us a lot of later news about today, the time in which we're living right now, and what's going to happen next. So the Bible is not just a history book, it's a news book. It not only tells you about yesterday, it also tells you about tomorrow.“
— David Berg Children of God founder 1919 - 1994
A More Sure Word of Prophecy (2 Peter 1:19)
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Wars I Have Seen (1945)
— Haruki Murakami, livro Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Fonte: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (2013)
„This first non-evaluative insight into history does not inevitably lead to relativism, but rather to relationism.“
— Karl Mannheim Hungarian sociologist 1893 - 1947
Ideology and Utopia (1929)
Contexto: This first non-evaluative insight into history does not inevitably lead to relativism, but rather to relationism. Knowledge, as seen in the light of the total conception of ideology, is by no means an illusory experience, for ideology in its relational concept is not at all identical with illusion. Knowledge arising out of our experience in actual life situations, though not absolute, is knowledge none the less. The norms arising out of such actual life situations do not exist in a social vacuum, but are effective as real sanctions for conduct. Relationism signifies merely that all of the elements of meaning in a given situation have reference to one another and derive their significance from this reciprocal interrelationship in a given frame of thought. Such a system of meanings is possible and valid only in a given type of historical existence, to which, for a time, it furnishes appropriate expression. When the social situation changes, the system of norms to which it had previously given birth ceases to be in harmony with it. The same estrangement goes on with reference to knowledge and to the historical perspective. All knowledge is oriented toward some object and is influenced in its approach by the nature of the object with which it is pre-occupied. But the mode of approach to the object to be known is dependent upon the nature of the knower.
„Do you not see how strange and wonderful that is? That all history balances on an affair of the human heart?“
— Robin Hobb, livro Ship of Destiny
Fonte: Ship of Destiny
„The history of the Jewish land is as little the history of the Jewish people as the history of the States of the Church is that of the Catholics; it is just as requisite to separate the two as to consider them together.“
— Theodor Mommsen German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist and writer 1817 - 1903
Judaea and the Jews
The Provinces of the Roman Empire, From Caesar to Diocletian 1854-6
„History does not always repeat itself. Sometimes it just yells, 'Can't you remember anything I told you?“
— John W. Campbell American science fiction writer and editor 1910 - 1971
and lets fly with a club.
Statement in Analog Science Fiction/Fact magazine (1965)
„You have performed wonders in the past. You are still capable of repeating the history. You are not lacking in the great qualities and virtues in comparison with the other nations. Only you have to be fully conscious of that fact and to act with courage, faith and unity.“
— Muhammad Ali Jinnah Founder and 1st Governor General of Pakistan 1876 - 1948
Message on Pakistan Day, issued from Delhi (23 March 1943)
„Recalling all the erroneous things that doctors have been able to say about sex or madness does us a fat lot of good. I think that what is currently politically important is to determine the regime of verediction established at a given moment … on the basis of which you can now recognize, for example, that doctors in the nineteenth century said so many stupid things about sex. … It is not so much the history of the true or the history of the false as the history of verediction which has a political significance.“
— Michel Foucault, livro The Birth of Biopolitics
Lecture 2, January 17, 1979, p. 36
The Birth of Biopolitics (1978)
— Alison Goodman Australian science-fiction writer 1966
Fonte: Eona: The Last Dragoneye
„It is abundantly evident, both from history and from present experience, that the instinctive shock, or natural feeling of disgust, caused by the sight of the sufferings of men is not generically different from that which is caused by the sight of the sufferings of animals.“
— William Edward Hartpole Lecky British politician 1838 - 1903
Fonte: A History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne (1869), Chapter 2 (2nd edition, Vol. 1, London: Longmans, 1869, p. 294 https://books.google.it/books?id=hdUJs_S3ezwC&pg=PA294)
— Amit Chaudhuri contemporary Indian-English novelist 1962
Odysseus Abroad (2014)
„…In 631 (1233), Shamsuddin marched to Malwa and conquered the city of Bailsan and its fort and demolished its famous temple. The historians have narrated that its citizens built the temple by digging its foundation and raising its walls one hundred cubits from the ground in 300 years. All the images are fixed with lead. The temple is called Gawajit (?) (Vikramajit) Sultan of Ujjain Nagari. The history of the temple is a proof of what is said about its construction and demolition, that is, eleven hundred years. People of Hind are ignorant of history.“
— Iltutmish Sultan of Mamluk Sultanate 1210 - 1236
Sultan Shamsu’d-Din Iltutmish (AD 1210-1236) Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh) Zafaru’l-Walih Bi Muzaffar Wa Ãlihi Zafaru’l Walih Bi Muzaffar Wa Ãlihi, translated into English by M.F. Lokhandwala, Baroda, 1970 and 1974, Vol. II, p. 575.
„It's not just about the current economic environment. History shows that slashing budgets always leads to recession.“
— Ha-Joon Chang Economist 1963
"Austerity has never worked" http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/04/austerity-policy-eurozone-crisis, The Guardian, 4 June 2012.
„If someone tries to tell you you are the greatest generation in the history of America, don't believe them. You aren't. You have the capability to be, but you aren't.“
— Josh McDowell American writer 1939
"Why True Love Waits," talk in Ouray, CO (2007-06-15)
„If you look at the history of the United States, which has a long history of democracy, you would see they committed the same mistakes over and over until they finally learned from them. The same, I think, goes for the Philippines. Even you look older democracies in Europe, the same story would be true.“
— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
Kap Maceda Aguila, "The Substance of Chiz", People Asia, 2006 June, p. 50, ISSN 0119-657X.