Quotes about history

A poet's object is not to tell what actually happened but what could or would happen either probably or inevitably.... For this re ason poet ...

Aristotle poetry poets history truth

Troubled times produce heroes. ...

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Do not count on much from the future, nor trouble your mind about the past. ...

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Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of uni versals, ...

Aristotle poetry poets history philosophical

The great word Evolution had not yet, in 1860, made a new religion of history, but the old religion had preached the same doctrine for a tho ...

Henry Brooks Adams history evolution religion

Just as a mirror may be used to reflect images, so ancient events may be used to understand the present. ...

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The history of mankind interests us only as it exhibits a steady gain of truth and right, in the incessant conflict which it recor ds betwee ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson history

There are many faculties in man, each of which takes its turn of activity, and that faculty which is paramount in any period and e xerts its ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson civilization history

To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought. ...

Honoré De Balzac history politics thinking thoughtful

He even ran away with hunself and became a farsoonerite, saying he would far sooner muddle through the hash of lentils in Europe t han meddl ...

James Joyce exile Ireland history