Thursday, 31 January 2013


Always help someone. You might  be the only one who does. - Unknown

Divine help will only come to those who are committed to their goal. Commit, and help will come to you when you really need it. - Unknown

Do not hesitate to reach out for help; we all need it from time to time. - Unknown

Everyone, no matter how big and strong, could use a little help sometimes. Never  be afraid to ask for help when you need it. What are we here for, if not for each other? - Doe Zantamata  

Give help rather than advice. - Luc De Vauvenargues

He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped. - Benjamin Franklin

If you help others, you will be helped, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps in one hundred years, but you will be helped. Nature must pay off the debt. It is a mathematical law and all life is mathematics. - G. I. Gurdjieff

It’s hard to offer help to someone who doesn’t have the slightest idea that he needs it. - Unknown

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. - Mother Teresa

Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful. - Ric Ocasek

Self-help must precede help from others. Even for making certain of help from heaven, one has to help oneself. - Morarji Ranchhodji Desai

Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push. - Unknown

The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. - Fred Dehner

The greatest help you can give someone is to help him help himself. - Unknown

There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself. - Andrew Carnegie

We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way. - Earl Nightingale

When we all help one another, everybody wins. - Jim Stovall

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

No Fear In The Now

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Quote Worthy

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they my be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions. - Aristotle

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once and a while, or the light won’t come in. - Alan Ald

He that giveth away his treasure wisely, giveth away his plagues: he that retaineth their increase, heapeth up sorrow. - Akhnaton

Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. - Benjamin Franklin

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig. - Marcus Aurelius

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. - Dalai Lama 

It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice. - Eric Lindros

Wondering is healthy. It broadens the mind, opens you up to all sorts of stray thoughts and possibilities. - Charles De Lint

Monday, 28 January 2013


A man follows a woman out of a movie theatre. She has a dog on a leash. He stops her and says, ‘’I’m sorry to bother you, but I couldn’t help but notice that your dog was really into the movie. He cried at the right spots, he moved nervously in his seat at the boring parts, but most of all, he laughed like crazy at the funny parts. Did you find that unusual?’’

“Yes,’’ she replied, “I found it very unusual ... because he hated the book!”

Sunday, 27 January 2013


Do not give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I do not think you can go wrong. - Unknown

Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you. - William Feather

If you wait for inspiration you’ll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street. - Ben Nicholas

Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness. - Unknown

Inspiration flows naturally from the person who has a willingness to learn, a desire to serve, and the humility to match his achievements. - Unknown

Inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it. - Lisa Alther

Inspiration plus perspiration produces a sensation. - Unknown

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it. - Madeleine L ’Engle

Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses. - Amy Tan

Saturday, 26 January 2013


One nice thing about telling a clean joke is theres a good chance no one's heard it before. - Doug Larson

Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke. - William Hazlitt

The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh. - Johann Von Schiller

There are things of deadly earnest that can only be safely mentioned under cover of a joke. - J.J. Procter

You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue – agree with him. - Ed Howe

Friday, 25 January 2013

Quote Worthy

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. - Charles Dudley Warner 

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell. - Zora Neale Hurston

Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up. - Edgar Watson Howe

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing. - Seneca

Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you huge dividends. - William A. Irwin

Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms. - Anthony Storr

It is folly to punish your neighbour by fire when you live next door. - Publilius Syrus

A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. - Grace Murray Hopper

Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience. -
Bishop Robert South

Sympathy is never wasted except when you give it to yourself. - John W. Raper

Thursday, 24 January 2013


A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. - Bob Dylan

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. - Joseph Campbell

A real hero is someone who gets up even when he can't. - Jared Leto

A hero is someone who does what must be done, and needs no other reason. - Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder

Alongside the statement about one man's poison being another man's high, one might as well add that one man's saint can be another man's sore and one man's hero can turn out to be that man's biggest hangup. - Ken Kesey

Every hero becomes a bore at last. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hero worship is transcendent wonder. - Thomas Carlyle

He who says, "I know no fear," is no hero. No man knows courage unless he does know fear, and has that in him which is superior to fear, and conquers it. - Lyman Abbott

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. - George Kennan

Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage. - Henri-Frederic Amiel

Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all. - Gerald White Johnson

Heroes are people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. - Unknown

Heroism ... is endurance for one moment more. - George F. Kennan

I would describe a hero as a person who has no fear of life, who can face life squarely. - Alexander Lowen

If everyone is a hero, then disasters and atrocities lose their meaning. It's only when certain people are heroes and others are not that these tragedies and disasters that mankind faces take on meaning. - Gao XingJian

In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Perhaps the heroic element in our natures is exhibited to the best advantage, not in going from success to success, and so on through a series of triumphs, but in gathering, on the very field of defeat itself, the materials for renewed efforts, and in proceeding, with no abatement of heart or energy, to form fresh designs upon the very ruins and ashes of blasted hopes. Yes, it is this indomitable persistence in a purpose, continued alike through defeat and success, that makes, more than aught else, the hero. - Christian Nestell Boveee

Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they have stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments. - Kevin Costner

Real heroes don't save the world, they serve the world. - Linda Bird

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The ability to accept victory graciously and take defeat without bitterness is what makes heroes. - Unknown

The characteristic of genuine heroism is persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. - Umberto Eco

Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look. - Ronald Reagan

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe

Unhappy the land that needs heroes. - Bertolt, Brecht

We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up ... discovering we have the strength to stare it down. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd. - I Ching

Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim. - I Ching

It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are without any self-deception or illusion that a light will develop out of events by which the path to success may be recognized. - I Ching

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. - Joseph Campbell

When the way comes to an end, then change. Having changed, you pass through. - I Ching 

The gate that gives me life is the gate that gives me death. Only a few understand this intuitively. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu

Harmony with the universe and floating on the gentle wind will be your true pleasures. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu

Be aware of the ephemeral nature of material things. Lose your attachment to them. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu

In your silence, when there are no words, no language, nobody else is present, you are getting in tune with existence. - Osho

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Quote Worthy

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness. - Eric Hoffer

Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer. - Elbert Hubbard

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking. - Johann Von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left - Hubert H. Humphrey

Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw. - Oliver Goldsmith

When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong – or absolutely right. - Albert Guinon

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. - Benjamin Franklin

Monday, 21 January 2013

White Hairs

One day, a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink.

She suddenly noticed that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?"

Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

Sunday, 20 January 2013


Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. - Gertrude Stein

I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. - Franklin Pierce Adams

Information is the currency of democracy. - Thomas Jefferson

Information is the seed for an idea, and only grows when its watered. - Heinz V. Bergen

Informations pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. - Clarence Day

Saturday, 19 January 2013


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Lao Tzu

A little step may be the beginning of a great journey. - Unknown

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware. - Martin Buber

Don’t expect anyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never walked your path. - Unknown

Every journey has an end. - Seneca

Footprints past, of both living and dead, shall determine the scope of the journey ahead. - Unknown

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end. - Ursula K. Le Guinn

It’s all about the journey. What you learn, connections you make, how you love, compassion you’re shown. It’s the good you’ve done, lives you’ve touched and growth you’ve made. - Unknown

No journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. - Lillian Smith

Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours. - Unknown

Some journeys in life can only be travelled alone. - Ken Poirot

Success and happiness are not destinations, they are exciting, never-ending journeys. - Zig Ziglar

The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. - Barbara De Angelis

The longest journey of any person is the journey inward. - Dag Hammarskjold

The only journey is the one within. - Rainer Maria Rilke

We are all pilgrims on the same journey but some pilgrims have better roadmaps. - Nelson DeMille

Your journey has moulded you for the greater good. It was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to this now. And now is right on time. - Asha Tyson

Friday, 18 January 2013

Quote Worthy

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way. - Vincent Van Gogh

Your natural inclination is to preach and to warn other travellers of snags in the path, but isn't it better to signal to them some of the joys by the way which they might otherwise miss? - Sir Robert Baden-Powell

The thorns which I have reap'd are of the tree I planted; they have torn me, and I bleed. I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed. - Lord Byron

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. Its not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its when youve had everything to do, and youve done it. -  Lord Acton 

Conceited men often seem a harmless kind of men, who, by an overweening self-respect, relieve others from the duty of respecting them at all. - Henry Ward Beecher


Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. - Billy Wilder

Hindsight is an exact science. - Guy Bellamy

Hindsight is not necessarily the best guide to understanding what really happened. The past is often as distorted by hindsight as it is clarified by it. - Amos Elon

Hindsight is not only clearer than perception-in-the-moment but also unfair to those who actually lived through the moment. - Edwin S. Shneidman

Hindsight is of little value in the decision-making process. It distorts our memory for events that occurred at the time of the decision so that the actual consequence seems to have been a "foregone conclusion." Thus, it may be difficult to learn from our mistakes. - Diane F. Halpern

Hindsight plays tricks on our minds. - Jeremy J. Siegel

Hindsight, or our ability to see our past clearly, is a learning function that, when damaged ... renders us unable to look at the past to guide ourselves through the present and into the future. Without this ability, we cannot learn from our mistakes. We cannot clean up the wreckage of our actions. We are locked into a cycle of repeating the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. This is commonly known as the definition of insanity. - Barbara S. Cole

In retrospect, it becomes clear that hindsight is definitely overrated! - Alfred E. Neuman

Of all the forms of wisdom, hindsight is by general consent the least merciful, the most unforgiving. - John Fletcher

Reality looks much more obvious in hindsight than in foresight. People who experience hindsight bias misapply current hindsight to past foresight. They perceive events that occurred to have been more predictable before the fact than was actually the case. - Hersh Shefrin

The most fertile source of insight is hindsight. - Morris Kline

We will come to understand the part a difficult circumstance has played in our lives. Hindsight makes so much clear. The broken marriage, the lost job, the loneliness has all contributed to who we are becoming. The joy of the wisdom we are acquiring is that hindsight comes more quickly. We can, on occasion, begin to accept a difficult situation's contribution to our wholeness while caught in the turmoil. - Karen Casey

Well, as we all know by now, hindsight is twenty-twenty, but it is possible to turn your hindsight into foresight. - Ellen Moore

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Thich Naht Hanh

I am in the process of transferring this 'Label' to my other blog - 'Spiritual, not Religious'.

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment ; he needs help. - Thich Naht Hanh

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. - Thich Nhat Hanh

When you say something really unkind, when you do something in retaliation your anger increases. You make the other person suffer, and he will try hard to say or to do something back to get relief from his suffering. That is how conflict escalates. - Thich Nhat Hanh

With mindful breathing, mindful walking, and mindful dwelling in the present moment, we don’t need to consume and run after objects of craving in order to be happy.  - Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Quote Worthy

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honour him for what he is. - Hermann Hesse

Tolerance comes of age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dishonesty will create a failure force that often manifests itself in other ways – ways not apparent to the outside observer. - Joseph Sugarman

Fools and wise men are equally harmless. It is the half-fools and half-wise that are dangerous. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men – true nobility is being superior to your former self. - Radiohead

Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. - Charles Hole

It is the still small voice that the soul heeds; not the deafening blasts of doom. - William D. Howells

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold. - Aristotle

Monday, 14 January 2013


Money For Operation

A doctor in a clinic was interviewing a new patient. “If I find an operation necessary,” he asked, “would you have the money to pay for it?”

“Listen, Doc,” replied the man, “if I didn’t have the money, would you find the operation necessary?”

Bad News

“Mr. Clark, I’m afraid I have bad news,” the doctor told his anxious patient. ‘’You only have six months to live.”

The man sat in stunned silence for the next several minutes. Regaining his composure, he apologetically told his physician that he had no medical insurance. “I can’t possibly pay you in that time.”

“Okay,” the doctor said. “Let’s make it nine months.”

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Instinct / Intuition

All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know. - Dr. Alexis Carrel

Always trust your first gut instincts. If you genuinely feel in your heart and soul that something is wrong, it usually is. - Unknown

I dont believe in intuition. When you get sudden flashes of perception, it is just the brain working faster than usual. But youve been getting ready to know it for a long time, and when it comes, you feel youve known it always. - Katherine Anne Porter 

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality. - Dr. Alexis Carrel

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. - Florence Scovel Shinn

Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life. - Paulo Coelho

Intuition is the ability to perceive the real problem through the clutter of data. - Unknown

It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner. - Jonas Salk

It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover. - Henri Poincar 

It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin. - Katharine Butler Hathaway

Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know. - Anthony D'Angelo

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you dont know how or why. - Albert Einstein

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone elses. - Billy Wilder

You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your intuition is a muscle. To develop it, you must listen. - Phil Good

Your intuition is the most honest friend that you will ever have. - Doe Zantamata

Saturday, 12 January 2013


A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. - Mother Teresa

Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness. - Zoroaster

Don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones. - Unknown

Don’t postpone Joy  until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson. - Alan Cohen

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must find somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain

He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy. - Kahlil Gibran

If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers. - Ed Sullivan

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed. - Madonna

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow. - Rene Descartes

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Joy and sorrow are inseparable. Together they come and when one sits alone with you, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. - Kahlil Gibran

Joy can never be captured, it can only be allowed to flow through us. - Lisa Prosen

Joy comes from using your potential. - Will Schultz

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm. - Jean Paul Richter

Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person deep down has a pretty good grasp of life. - Unknown

Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson

Joy is not in things! It is in us! - Benjamin Franklin

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside. - Melba Colgrove

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. - Helen Keller

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. - Karl Bath

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. - Marianne Williamson   

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us. - Orison Swett Marden

My joy is the golden sunset giving thanks for another day. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. - Chinese Proverb

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. - Wilfred Grenfell

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. - Thich Nhat Hanh

The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable. - John Cheever

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. - Kahlil Gibran

The greatest joys are those that are shared. - Leon Fleisher

The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly mundane victories that give us our own small satisfactions. - Billy Joel

The purpose of one’s life is fulfilled only when one is able to give joy to another. - Sarada Devi

The secret to knowing joy is being easily pleased. - Mark Nepo

The secret of joy is the mastery of pain. - Anais Nin

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.- Audre Lorde

Town folk know pleasures, country people joys. - Minna Antrim

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. - Kahlil Gibran

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. - Helen Keller

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet. - Stanislaw Lec

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow – I have still joy in the midst of these things. - Confucius

Friday, 11 January 2013

Quote Worthy

When house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent. - Samuel Foote

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. - Niccolo Machiavelli

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities. - Norman Vincent Peale

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Writing when properly managed, is but a different name for conversation. - Laurence Sterne

There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet. - Eric Hoffer

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. - Benjamin Franklin

If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches. - Carolyn Kenmore

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. - Anatole France

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. - Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, 10 January 2013


A generation which ignores history has no past and no future. - Robert A. Heinlein

A good knowledge of things past is an armour against events to come. - Edward Counsel

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. - Mahatma Gandhi

All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut. - Anne Bronte

All you have learned from history is old ways of making mistakes. There is nothing that history can tell you about what we must do tomorrow. Only what we must not do. - Edwin H. Land

Anyone can look for history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store. - Robert Wieder

Construed as a means instead of an end, history is the weapon with which we defend the future against the past. - Lewis H. Lapham

Each day is a little bit of history. - Jose Saramago

Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries. - Richard Nixon

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. - Robert Kenny

Happy nations have no history. - Belgian Proverb

Historians exercise great power and some of them know it. They recreate the past, changing it to fit their own interpretations. Thus, they change the future as well. - Frank Herbert

History ... is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. - Edward Gibbon

History allows us to see the obvious – but unfortunately, not until it is too late. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

History can come in handy. If you were born yesterday, with no knowledge of the past, you might easily accept whatever the government tells you. But knowing a bit of history – while it would not absolutely prove the government was lying in a given instance – might make you sceptical, lead you to ask questions, make it more likely that you would find out the truth. - Howard Zinn

History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads. - Charles de Gaulle

History fades into fable; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy; the inscription molders from the tablet: the statue falls from the pedestal. Columns, arches, pyramids, what are they but heaps of sand; and their epitaphs, but characters written in the dust? - Washington Irving

History gets reinterpreted as time goes on. Many times, the participants are lost in the retelling of the story. - Buzz Aldrin

History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors and issues. - T. S. Eliot

History is a constant race between invention and catastrophe. - Frank Herbert

History is a relay of revolutions. - Saul Alinsky

History is a vast dust-heap of falsehood with a few pennies of truth scattered through it. - Austin O’Malley

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. -Ambrose Bierce

History is full of surprises. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

History is instructive. And what it suggests to people is that even if they do little things, if they walk on the picket line, if they join a vigil, if they write a letter to their local newspaper. Anything they do, however small, becomes part of a much, much larger sort of flow of energy. And when enough people do enough things, however small they are, then change takes place. - Howard Zinn

History is mainly a record of wars, and it has bequeathed the sorry fact that still nations devote more money to armies and navies than they do to education or the arts. - James Platt

History is more or less bunk. - Henry Ford

History is not a suicide note – it is a record of our survival. - Jeanette Winterson

History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends. History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends. - Karl Marx

History is Philosophy teaching by example. - Unknown

History is strewn with the wrecks of nations which have gained a little progressiveness at the cost of a great deal of hard manliness, and have thus prepared themselves for destruction as soon as the movements of the world gave a chance for it. - Walter Bagehot 

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided. - Konrad Adenauer

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity. - Cicero

History must repeat itself because we pay such little attention to it the first time. - Blackie Sherrod

History of mankind has been marked by progression and destruction. Everyone is duty bound to learn from the past and help shape the destiny of our future generations. - Unknown

History records the successes of men with objectives and a sense of direction. Oblivion is the position of small men overwhelmed by obstacles. - William H. Danforth

History repeats itself; historians repeat each other. - Phillip Guedala

History teaches us that man and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. - Abba Eban

History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions. - Thomas Henry Huxley

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again. - Maya Angelou

History… is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. - Edward Gibbon

History's like a story in a way: it depends on who's telling it. - Dorothy Salisbury Davis

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience! - George Bernard Shaw

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. - Rudyard Kipling

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach. - Aldous Huxley

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. - Aldous Huxley

The men who make history have not time to write it. - Metternich

There is properly no history; only biography. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it. - Unknown

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. - Haile Selassie

We learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. - George Bernard Shaw

What experience and history teach is this – that people and governments never have learnt anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. - George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel