History - Quotes

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Every feature of a human organization is a result of a history, so that everything about them is negotiable and subject to improvement by the invention of new ways of doing things.

Lee Smolin

The history of philosophy is in large measure the history of very smart people making very tempting mistakes, and if you don`t know the history, you are doomed to making the same darn mistakes all over again.

Daniel Dennett

No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today.

Steve Maraboli

Human knowledge is doubling every ten years. In the past decade, more scientific knowledge has been created than in all of human history.

Michio Kaku

History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves.

Jared Diamond

Neither life nor history is an enterprise for those who seek simplicity and consistency.

Jared Diamond

History is the tale told by the victors. Who are the victors? barbaric warriors, mad kings and greedy traitors. Mainly most of our history is made of fables fabricated by those glorious victors.

The Countess (movie)

The history of science is riddled with abject failures of scientific objectivity. But that is just the point-these have been failures of science, discovered and corrected by-what, religion? No, by good science.

Sam Harris

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth.

Carl Sagan

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It is merely an accident of history that it is considered normal in our society to believe that the Creator of the universe can hear your thoughts while it is demonstrative of mental illness to believe that he is communicating with you by having the rain tap in Morse code on your bedroom window.

Sam Harris

I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs.

Sam Harris

Well-behaved women seldom make history.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

History [...] is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.

James Joyce

History belongs to those who dare to write it.

Steve Wang

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