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One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.
- Andy Goldsworthy
Liar is a strong word, but we are all liars.
Not in the sense of intentionally speaking untruths,
but in the sense of carrying so much historical
and emotional baggage that none of us is believable.
To lie means to speak an untruth,
and virtually everything that comes out of our mouth
is an untruth - an opinion, an assumption,
a point-of-view based on our past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
It is important to remember that the Pacific Ocean
covers a quarter of the world's surface and that each
Pacific country has its own cultural,
historical and ethnic identity.
- Jenny Shipley
It is this conception of the unity of the human career
which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study,
since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science.
- James H. Breasted
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I believe it has been said that one copy of The Times
contains more useful information than the whole of
the historical works of Thucydides.
- Richard Cobden
Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her.
The tone I tried to convey in the letter is,
look, you are a part of a great American historical process.
- Bruce Babbitt
Many of America's historical cornbreads were staple
breads for people who didn't have many other options.
- Jeremy Jackson
Most people don't like to talk about violent historical death.
- Sarah Vowell
Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look -
historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
- Larry McMurtry
I should have known better.
Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence
and the pro-choice arguments are not.
That is a cultural, historical fact.
- Stanley Fish
The historical debate is over.
The answer is free-market capitalism.
- Thomas Friedman
The bases for historical knowledge are not empirical facts but written texts,
even if these texts masquerade in the guise of wars or revolutions.
- Paul Deman
I like the stories with the historical themes.
- Sarah Sutton
The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point
where they are well-established,
and even so it is detached from the historical side.
- Raymond Queneau
The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles,
his resurrection and ascension, remain eternal truths,
whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts.
- David Friedrich Strauss
However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing
itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting
and a novel with a contemporary setting,
as far as I'm concerned.
- Helen Dunmore
I can't read historical fiction because I find the
real thing so much more interesting.
- Antonia Fraser
What we have to do now is to make the public at large
aware that what we're looking at is not a historical event but -
and I have to be brutal and I am going to say it -
- Ernst Zundel
Perhaps our Irish friends should not so completely
turn their backs on their historical dishes,
no matter how many jokes they might have to endure.
- Nick Clooney
There are people who said he killed over a hundred men.
Historical fact doesn't corroborate one hundred men.
- Keith Carradine
Students of American glass must always keep in mind
that the creations they collect are truly examples
of our American culture...
and thus have historical significance.
- James Lafferty
The higher American patriotism, on the other hand,
combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent
with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
- Herbert Croly
The Sixties are now considered a historical period,
just like the Roman Empire.
- Dave Barry
For us, universal values such as justice,
morality and peace cannot be disputed and it is for
this reason that we pursue the restoration of historical truth.
- Robert Kocharian
Research can be a big clunker.
It's difficult to know how you can make the historical light.
- Michael Ondaatje
The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down.
the right season for that play, the right historical moment,
the right tonality.
- Arthur Miller
This time all the historical details and things were right.
But I'd written it again in third person,
and people found it dry.
I decided to throw that one away.
- Arthur Golden
The dogma of woman's complete historical subjection
to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths
ever created by the human mind.
- Mary Ritter Beard
A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.
- Barbara Cartland
Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical
reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit
and disregard the totality of human nature.
- Wilhelm Dilthey
Well, for me, really, I think it was I wanted to try
and clear up some of the misperceptions that were out
there and fill in some of the historical gaps.
- Monica Lewinsky
Historical methodology, as I see it,
is a product of common sense applied to circumstances.
- Samuel E. Morison
The knife of historical relativism...
which has cut to pieces all metaphysics and religion
must also bring about healing.
- Wilhelm Dilthey
If the September 11 terror attack is supposed to constitute
a caesura in world history,
it must be able to stand comparison to other events
of world historical impact.
- Jurgen Habermas
The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify
the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical
process and to work out a central line to resolve it.
- Mao Tse-Tung
Actually my first eight books were historical novels,
but they were never published.
- Caroline B. Cooney
And finally, it was Deuteronomy that brought about
the historical result of Josiah's reformation.
- Julius Wellhausen
After all, science is essentially international,
and it is only through lack of the historical sense
that national qualities have been attributed to it.
- Marie Curie
I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the
New England Historical Genealogical Library,
where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back
to the seventeenth century.
- Rick Moody
I like to create imaginary characters and events around
a real historical situation.
I want readers to feel: OK, this probably didn't happen,
but it might have.
- Ken Follett
A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them.
The writings of the day show the quality of the people
as no historical reconstruction can.
- Edith Hamilton
I love England and the historical aspect of it.
- Dennis Farina
It's very important to always put things in their historical contexts.
It teaches important lessons about the country in question.
- Warren Christopher
In all the areas within which the spiritual life of humanity is at work,
the historical epoch wherein fate has placed us is
an epoch of stupendous happenings.
- Edmund Husserl
Who authorised the spend of millions of pounds and
thousands of man hours into a stale,
historical situation from three decades ago -
with virtually no complaints made?
- Jonathan King
Cultural anthropology is more and more rapidly getting
to realize itself as a strictly historical science.
- Edward Sapir
As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been
an outstanding issue for more than half a century.
- Li Peng
That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth;
but never yet lived one who could not listen to her
own praises at the expense of her adored friend.
- Minna Antrim
I see a lot of patterns in our behavior as a nation
that parallel a lot of other historical processes.
- Maynard James Keenan
I don't really have a historical overview of my work at all.
I'm not an art historian.
I don't see that there's this period and that period.
- Howard Hodgkin
Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
- Milan Kundera
I am not very moved by historical apologies.
- Tom Paulin
Now, whenever you read any historical document,
you always evaluate it in light of the historical context.
- Josh McDowell
I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled
in our generation without deceit and adventurism.
These are historical facts that cannot be altered.
- Moshe Sharett
We live in an era with no historical precedents.
History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us
understand current changes.
- Doug Coupland
But every historical statement and legitimization itself
moves within a certain relation to history.
- Martin Heidegger
It is of course the nature of historical contraction
that the shortest distance to a historical destination
is never a straight line.
- Ibrahim Babangida
Chance doesn't mean meaningless randomness,
but historical contingency.
This happens rather than that, and that's the way that novelty,
new things, come about.
- John Polkinghorne
My own being can be judged by the depths I reach in
making these historical origins my own.
- Karl Jaspers
Although there is a very large literature,
still growing almost daily, on the Chinese calendar,
its interest is, we suggest, much more archaeological
and historical than scientific.
- Joseph Needham
For me, the original play becomes an historical document:
This is where I was when I wrote it,
and I have to move on now to something else.
- August Wilson
The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects,
with their creations recorded as great historical events.
- Arthur Erickson
Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not
limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers
to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen.
- Paul Ricoeur
Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells
us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Anti-Semitism has no historical, political and certainly
no philosophical origins.
Anti-Semitism is a disease.
- Daniel Barenboim
I'd love to do historical pictures more,
but I don't know if I can.
- Oliver Stone
Species go extinct because there are historical contraints
built into a given body or a given design.
- Kevin Kelly
But we cannot just take this historical fact for granted.
We must make it live.
- Wendell Willkie
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