Quotes about history

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„…And I was only concerned about the migrant worker, the people I had known best. I had been a migrant worker. So I began to see that my role—if I want to call it that—would be to document that period of time, but giving it some kind of spiritual strength or spiritual history.“

—  Tomás Rivera American academic 1935 - 1984

On writing about migrant workers (as quoted in “CUANDO LLEGUEMOS/WHEN WE ARRIVE: THE PARADOX OF MIGRATION IN TOMAS RIVERA'S "... Y NO SE LO TRAGO LA TIERRA" https://www.jstor.org/stable/25745215?seq=1)

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„Del Piero is the best player in the history of Italian football. He is a person for who I do not only have a lot of respect, but a lot of affection as well.“

—  Alessandro Del Piero Italian former professional footballer 1974

Raúl González Blanco, Goal.com http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italian-football/2014/12/16/7126242/del-piero-the-best-italian-player-ever-says-raul.html

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„This age above all ages is a period in history when it should be our prime duty to preach the Gospel of Grace to all our fellow men and women.“

—  Haile Selassie Emperor of Ethiopia 1892 - 1975

Address to the World Evangelical Congress in Berlin (28 October 1966).
Context: This age above all ages is a period in history when it should be our prime duty to preach the Gospel of Grace to all our fellow men and women. The love shown in Christ by our God to mankind should constrain all of us who are followers and disciples of Christ to do all in our power to see to it that the Message of Salvation is carried to those of our fellows for whom Christ Our Saviour was sacrificed but who have not had the benefit of hearing the good news. Since nobody can interfere in the realm of God we should tolerate and live side by side with those of other faiths.

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„It is not worth while to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Mark Twain in Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men and Events (1940) edited by Bernard DeVoto

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„It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes.“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953

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„History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy.“

—  Zbigniew Brzeziński Polish-American political scientist 1928 - 2017

The New York Times, January 18, 1981 Quotation of the Day http://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/18/nyregion/quotation-of-the-day-227621.html?scp=28&sq=Brzezinski&st=nyt.
Variant: History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy.

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„A nation which is ignorant of its history cannot properly make choices about its future.“

—  Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954

St Andrew's Day (November 30, 2007)

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