History

History (In a Nutshell)

  • “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.”- Confucius (Chinese- Philosopher)
  • “History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.”- John Dalberg-Acton (English- Historian)
  • “Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.”- Will Durant (American- Historian)
  • “All history is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world.”- Alice Walker (American- Author)

History (Nitty Gritty)

  • “Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.”- Thomas Sowell (American- Economist)
  • “The more I draw and write, the more I realise that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.”- Shaun Tan (Australian- Artist)

History (Lateral Thinking)

  • “What happens when good people are put into an evil place? Do they triumph or does the situation dominate their past history and morality?”- Philip Zimbardo (American- Psychologist)
  • “It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn’t get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times in various periods in the history of man.”- Richard P. Feynman (American- Physicist)

History (Final Thoughts)

  • “History’s like a story in a way: it depends on who’s telling it.”- Dorothy Salisbury Davis (American- Writer)
  • “History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.”- Adora Svitak (American- Author)

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