Mr. Blair, I look upon secession as anarchy. If I owned the four millions of slaves in the South, I would sacrifice them all to the Union; but how can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native State?— Robert E. Lee
Charming American History quotations
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it present.
Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionarys life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
Donald Trump is obviously the most pro-gay candidate in American electoral history.
Yesterday is a history; Tomorrow a mystery; Today is a gift; That's why we call it the present
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution
With regard to military discipline, I may safely say that no such thing existed in the Continental Army.
Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny.
Sad will be the day when the American people forget their traditions and their history, and so longer remember that the country they love, the institutions they cherish, and the freedom they hope to preserve, were born from the throes of armed resistance to tyranny, and nursed in the rugged arms of fearless men.
We have a wonderful history behind us.
... If you are unable to demonstrate to the world that you have this record, the world will say to you, 'You are not worthy to enjoy the blessings of democracy or anything else'.
Of the people, by the people, for the people.
Those who tell the stories rule society.
The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.
White America has seen to it that Black history has been suppressed in schools and in American history books. The bravery of hundreds of our ancestors who took part in slave rebellions has been lost in the mists of time, since plantation owners did their best to prevent any written accounts of uprisings.
My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift.
Before the war it was always the United States *are*, after the war it was the United States is... it made us an is.
Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
Infantry, Artillery, Aviation - all that we have - are yours to dispose of as you will. . . . I have come to say to you that the American people would be proud to be engaged in the greatest battle in history.
The theory that religion is a force for peace, does not fits the facts of it's history.
**** the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War.
It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as much as men, you're like the plague. On the big history chart, you're the plague... It's just pointless and deadly.
I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
There have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. Sometimes to do the right thing you have to break the law.
We can make war so terrible and make them so sick of war that generations pass away before they again appeal to it.
Defiance, not obedience, is the American's answer to overbearing authority.
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
American Education has a long history of infatuation with fads and ill-considered ideas. The current obsession with making our schools work like a business may be the worst of them, for it threatens to destroy public education. Who will Stand up to the tycoons and politicians and tell them so?
Donald Trump is not a Republican. Donald Trump is not a conservative. Donald Trump is trying to pull off the biggest scam in American political history, basically a con job, where he's trying to take over the Republican Party by telling people he's someone who he is not.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
we are the ones we have been waiting for
The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
Don't let your history interfere with your destiny.
At best Americans give but a limited attention to history.
Too much happens too rapidly, and before we can evaluate it, or exhaust its meaning or pleasure, there is something new to concern us. Ours is the tempo of the motion picture, not that of the still camera, and we waste experience as we wasted the forest.
History has shown that a country most effectively speaks with one voice.
When nationally elected officials work together, build consensus, and provide leadership, the American people will follow.
The whole westward expansion myth is seen as romantic. But its a joke, a blot on American history.
My heart trembles when I reflect that God is just
For me going down in history being the first black American to win the gold, I think more colored people are going to start coming to the gymnastics world and say 'okay, anything is possible. If Gabby did it, then I can do it too.'