• These are just a sample of quotes I like. I will add to it periodically. You may find a quote or two here relevant to our study of World History.


  • "Be Prepared"World Scout Emblem

    - Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB, DL, founder of the World Scout Movement


     "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." [sic] 

    - Marcus Garvey


    "Study history, study history. In history lies all the serets of statecraft."

    - Winston Churchill


    "Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it."

    - John Adams


    "History is a vast early warning system."

    - Norman Cousins


    "Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history."

    -Aldous Huxley


    "The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are."

    - Maya Angelou


    "So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system."

    - Milton Friedman


    "We are fast approaching the stage of the the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."

    -Ayn Rand


    "History is people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals."

    - Malcolm X


    "Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering."

    - Theodore Roosevelt


    "Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy."

    - Margaret Thatcher


    "I love history, doesn't matter what era, I'm fascinated."

    - Tom Petty


    "There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know."

    - Harry S Truman


    "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

    - Winston Churchill


    "We are not makers of history. We are made by history."

    - Martin Luther King, Jr.


    "To understand a science, it is necessary to know its history."

    - Auguste Comte


    "The main thing is to make history, not to write it."

    - Otto von Bismark


    "Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon."

    - Sir Winston Spencer Churchill


    "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

    - Harriet Tubman


    "I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other."

    - Harriet Tubman