Each day has its own destiny. Yesterday is history, today is opportunity while tomorrow is mystery.
Most observers agree that Rainer won her Oscar as the result of her moving and poignant performance in just one, single scene in the picture, the famous telephone scene in which the broken-hearted Held congratulates Ziegfeld over the telephone on his upcoming marriage to Billie Burke while trying to retain her composure and her dignity. During the scene, the camera is entirely focused on Rainer, and she delivers a tour-de-force performance. Seventy years later, it remains one of the most famous scenes in movie History.luise rainer
History will judge societies and governments — and their institutions — not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless.cesar chavez
Whatever I am today is a product of that conviction that victory through Christ is victory indeed. The rest is History.t. b. joshua
The true History of mankind will be written only when Albanians participate in its writing.
The History of biology is littered with horrifying examples of the misuse of genetics (and evolutionary theory) to justify power and inequality: evolutionary justifications for slavery and colonialism, scientific explanations for rape and patriarchy, and genetic explanations for the inherent superiority of the ruling elite.
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Spurred on by Archeological interest in the regions pre-Islamic architecture, and by linguistic research conducted by missionaries in Srinagar, [these] Indologists laid the foundation for a potent imagining of ancient Kashmir that grounded its Hindu and Buddhist material in its Hindu elites in the Valley’s topography and History, but dismissed its Muslim masses as later day interlopers.
In the History of the world there have been thousands of kings and emperors who called themselves "their highnesses," "their majesties," and "their exalted majesties" and so on. They shone for a brief moment , and as quickly disappeared. But Ashoka shines and shines brightly like a bright star , even unto this day.
The Albanians have hacked their way through History, sword in hand.
When at some future date the high court of History sits in judgment on each one of us recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state our success or failure, in whatever office we may hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions were we truly men of courage … were we truly men of judgment … were we truly men of integrity … were we truly men of dedication?john f. kennedy
Good theories of the mind must span at least three different scales of time: slow, for the billions of years in which our brains have survivied; fast, for the fleeting weeks and months of childhood; and in between, the centuries of growth of our ideas through History.marvin minsky
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.winston churchill
Incredibly, at this critical juncture in financial History, after which so much changed so quickly, the only constraint in the subprime mortgage market was a shortage of people willing to bet against it.michael lewis
What you have witnessed since Christopher Hitchens’s opposition to the 1991 invasion of Iraq] is something unique in natural History: the first ever metamorphosis of a butterfly into a slug.George Galloway
The History of the Roman Empire is also the History of the uprising of the Empire of the Masses, who absorb and annul the directing minorities and put themselves in their place. Then, also, is produced the phenomenon of agglomeration, of "the full." For that reason, as Spengler has very well observed, it was necessary, just as in our day, to construct enormous buildings. The epoch of the masses is the epoch of the colossal.josé ortega y gasset
What is History , after all, but the record of the periodical crusades for or against some bogey which believing men have evolved out of their credulity and fear ?