history

A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on history, present, knowledge, and carl sagan

You have to know the past to understand the present.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: http://thinkexist.com/quotes/dr._carl_sagan/

Contributed by: Zoe

A Quote by David R. Hawkins on consciousness, god, presence, subjective, transformative, history, and calibration

The effect on human consciousness of the experience of the Presence of God is subjectively transformative and identical throughout human history. It leaves a timeless mark that is verifiable as a calibration of a recorded level of conciousness.

David Hawkins

Source: I: Reality and Subjectivity

Contributed by: Rob

A Quote by Annie Dillard on history, holocaust, humanity, war, news, current events, bomb, warfare, news, and media

Is it not late?  A late time to be living?  Are not our generations the crucial ones?  For we have changed the world.  Are not our heightened times the important ones?  For we have nuclear bombs.  Are we not especially significant because our century is? - our century and its unique Holocaust, its refugee populations, its serial totalitarian exterminations; our century and its antibiotics, silicon chips, men on the moon, and spliced genes?  No, we are not and it is not.  These times of ours are ordinary times, a slice of life like any other.  Who can bear to hear this, or who will consider it?...
Take away the bomb threat and what are we?  Ordinary beads on a never-ending string.  Our time is a routine twist of an improbable yarn...
There must be something heroic about our time, something that lifts it above all those other times.  Plague?  Funny weather?  Dire things are happening...
Why are we watching the news, reading the news, keeping up with the news?  Only to enforce our fancy - probably a necessary lie - that these are crucial times, and we are in on them.  Newly revealed, and we are in the know: crazy people, bunches of them.  New diseases, shifts in power, floods!  Can the news from dynastic Egypt have been any different?

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

Source: For the Time Being (Vintage), Pages: 30..32

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Eric Butterworth on history, honor, strength, impossible, great, average, and courage

Why be an average person? All the great achievements of history have been made by strong individuals who refused to consult statistics or to listen to those who could prove convincingly that what they wanted to do, and in fact ultimately did do, was completely impossible.

Eric Butterworth

Source: Spiritual Economics: The Principles and Process of True Prosperity, Pages: 73

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Sonia Johnson on change, determination, history, and people

One determined person can make a significant difference; a small group of determined people can change the course of history.

Sonia Johnson

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on day, god, history, life, words, and world

It is better to allow our lives to speak for us than our words. God did not bear the cross only two thousand years ago. He bears it today, and he dies and is resurrected from day to day. It would be a poor comfort to the world if it had to depend on a historical God who died two thousand years ago. Do not, then, preach the God of history, but show him as he lives today through you.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on anger, disillusionment, friendship, history, parenthood, and relatives

Personal history must be constantly renewed by telling parents, relatives, and friends everything one does. On the other hand, for the warrior who has no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with his acts. And above all, no one pins him down with their thoughts and their expectations.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Brian Tracy on fame, frustration, fulfillment, history, joy, people, poverty, success, and unhappiness

You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.

Brian Tracy

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on history and imagination

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Woody Allen on despair, history, mankind, time, wisdom, and path

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

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