65 World History Quotes On Success In Life

These world history quotes will inspire you. World history or global history as a field of historical study examines history from a global perspective.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging world history quotes, world history sayings, and world history proverbs.

Best World History Quotes

  1. “We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn’t think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.” ~ Dick Gregory
  2. “The history of the world is none other than the progress of the , consciousness of freedom.” ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  3. “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  4. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ~ Barack Obama
  5. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” ~ Winston Churchill

  6. “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” ~ Neil Armstrong
  7. “No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  8. “The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.” ~ Mark Twain
  9. “It’s a major part of world history that men are trying to kill each other. It’s just one slaughter after the other. We talk about it, but no one’s really listening.” ~ Fred Ward
  10. “We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.” ~ John F. Kennedy

  11. “The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.” ~ Mao Zedong
  12. “In the case of various kinds of knowledge, we find that what in former days occupied the energies of men of mature mental ability sinks to the level of information, exercises, and even pastimes for children; and in this educational progress we can see the history of the world’s culture delineated in faint outline.” ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  13. “One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  14. “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 Kennedy
  15. “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” ~ James A. Baldwin

  16. “The Red Army and Navy and the whole Soviet people must fight for every inch of Soviet soil, fight to the last drop of blood for our towns and villages…onward, to victory!” ~ Joseph Stalin
  17. “we are the ones we have been waiting for” ~ Alice Walker
  18. “History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  19. “It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” ~ Robert Kennedy
  20. “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” ~ Winston Churchill

  21. “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” ~ Winston Churchill
  22. “In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them – unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.” ~ Theodore Bikel
  23. “In my world, history comes down to language and art.” ~ Theodore Bikel
  24. “World history is a court of judgment.” ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  25. “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  26. “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” ~ June Jordan
  27. “I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” ~ Winston Churchill
  28. “Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.” ~ Robert Kennedy
  29. “Dunkirk has fallen… with it has ended the greatest battle of world history. Soldiers! My confidence in you knew no bounds. You have not disappointed me.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  30. “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” ~ Winston Churchill

  31. “World history is tragic.” ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt
  32. “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
  33. “A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
  34. “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  35. “In world history, those who have helped to build the same culture are not necessarily of one race, and those of the same race have not all participated in one culture.” ~ Ruth Benedict

  36. “We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  37. “And this is how I know that it’s all just words, words, words – that fundamentally, they make no difference… Our relationship, for as long as things were good, and in that moment when they could have been good again, was about the irrelevance of words. You feel what you feel, you act as you act, who in the history of the world has ever been convinced by a well-reasoned argument?” ~ Curtis Sittenfeld
  38. “TODD: The history of the world, my love — LOVETT: Save a lot of graves, Do a lot of relatives favors! TODD: Is those below serving those up above! LOVETT: Ev’rybody shaves, So there should be plenty of flavors! TODD: How gratifying for once to know BOTH: That those above will serve those down below!” ~ Stephen Sondheim
  39. “The devil stole into the Garden of Eden. He carried with him the disease – amor deliria nervosa – in the form of a seed. It grew and flowered into a magnificent apple tree, which bore apples as bright as blood. -From Genesis: A Complete History of the World and the Known Universe, by Steven Horace, PhD, Harvard University” ~ Lauren Oliver
  40. “In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money cannot buy…to wit–the wag of a dog’s tail.” ~ Josh Billings

  41. “I would probably never be able to do anything interesting or special like Edward, Alice and Jasper could do. Maybe I would just love Edward more than anyone in the history of the world had ever loved anyone else.” ~ Stephenie Meyer
  42. “Its a bit mad. Too bad, I mean, that getting to know each just for a fleeting second Must be replaced by unperfect knowledge of the featureless whole Like some pocket history of the world, so general As to constitute a sob or wail” ~ John Ashbery
  43. “In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of individual. This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations take place, and the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately springs as a gigantic summation from these hidden source in individuals.” ~ Carl Jung
  44. “In the history of the world many souls have been, are, and will be, and with a little reflection this is marvelous and not depressing. Many jerks are made gloomy about it, for they think quantity buries them alive. That’s just crazy. Numbers are very dangerous, but the main thing about them is that they humble your pride. And that’s good.” ~ Saul Bellow
  45. “He thought that in the history of the world it might even be that there was more punishment than crime but he took small comfort from it.” ~ Cormac McCarthy

  46. “I am convinced that it is one of the most unjust wars that has ever been fought in the history of the world. Our involvement in the war in Vietnam has torn up the Geneva Accord. It has strengthened the military-industrial complex; it has strengthened the forces of reaction in our nation. It has put us against the self-determination of a vast majority of the Vietnamese people, and put us in the position of protecting a corrupt regime that is stacked against the poor.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  47. “Everyone knows of the talking artists. Throughout all of the known history of the world they have gathered in rooms and talked. They talk of art and are passionately,almost feverishly, in earnest about it. They think it matters much more than it does.” ~ Sherwood Anderson
  48. “As is well known, the priests are the most evil enemies—but why? Because they are the most impotent. It is because of their impotence that in them hatred grows to monstrous and uncanny proportions, to the most spiritual and poisonous kind of hatred. The truly great haters in world history have always been priests; likewise the most ingenious haters: other kinds of spirit hardly come into consideration when compared with the spirit of priestly vengefulness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  49. “Barack Obama is the most famous living person in the history of the world.” ~ Dee Dee Myers
  50. “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” ~ Christopher Columbus

  51. “Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.” ~ Herbert Hoover
  52. “The Carter Center has the only existing international taskforce on disease eradication. Which means a total elimination of a disease on the face of the Earth. In the history of the world, there’s only been one disease eradicated: smallpox. The second disease, I think, is gonna be guinea worm.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  53. “Afghan women, as a group, I think their suffering has been equaled by very few other groups in recent world history.” ~ Khaled Hosseini
  54. “I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ’s standards in your own daily life.” ~ Keith O’Brien
  55. “Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.” ~ Benjamin E. Mays

  56. “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” ~ Karl Marx
  57. “The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development.” ~ Aung San Suu Kyi
  58. “Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it.” ~ Steve King
  59. “In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  60. “The Russians feared Ike. They didn’t fear me.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

  61. “Very few conflicts in the history of the world have been satisfactorily concluded according to a published timetable because you lose all flexibility in dealing with your opponents.” ~ William Hague
  62. “I don’t think all buildings have to be iconic, but the history of the world has shown us that cultures build iconic buildings for their major public buildings.” ~ Frank Gehry
  63. “The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

  64. “Natural Texas politicians make terrible, terrible presidential candidates. Phil Gramm, I remember the ‘Phil Gramm for President’ campaign. I thought that was the worst thing in the history of the world, but Rick Perry was possibly worse.” ~ Gail Collins , World history quotes remembering
  65. “No country in the history of the world has ever contributed more to humankind and accomplished more for its people in so brief a period of time as Israel has done since its relatively recent rebirth in 1948.” ~ Alan Dershowitz

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