The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most Powerful Living History quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
I can prophecy that your grandchildren in America will live under socialism -- Our firm conviction is that sooner or later Capitalism will give way to Socialism. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.
Do not die in the history of your past hurts and past experiences, but live in the now and future of your destiny.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
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
Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
The life my people want is a life of freedom.
I have seen nothing that a white man has, houses or railways or clothing or food, that is as good as the right to move in the open country and live in our fashion.
Many people do not know that Jesus did not speak Latin or English or Hebrew;
he spoke Aramaic. But nobody knows that language. So we're talking about the Bible itself being a translation of a translation of a translation. And, in reality, it has affected people's lives in history.
The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the Confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.
Treat every moment as a gift, that is why it is called the present.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
We torture and kill two billion sentient living beings every week.
10,000 entire species are wiped out every year because of the actions of one, and we are now facing the sixth mass extinction in cosmological history. If any other organism did this, a biologist would consider them a virus.
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
It would be right to say that the helicopter's role in saving lives represents one of the most glorious pages in the history of human flight.
Today is a gift from God - that is why it is called the present.
What happens when you let an unsatisfactory present go on long enough? It becomes your entire history.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
Our family has lived in Iran for 2,500 years, and Iranian Jewry has the long history in that land.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
Make careful choice of the books which you read: let the holy scriptures ever have the pre-eminence, and, next to them, those solid, lively, heavenly treatises which best expound and apply the scriptures, and next, credible histories, especially of the Church... but take heed of false teachers who would corrupt your understandings.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
According to energy medicine, we are all living history books.
Our bodies contain our histories- every chapter, line and verse of every event and relationship in our lives. As our lives unfold, our biological health becomes a living, breathing biographical statement that conveys our strengths, weaknesses, hopes and fears.
To me history ought to be a source of pleasure.
It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is.
When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
On the eve of this great adventure I send my best wishes to every soldier in the Allied team. To us is given the honour of striking a blow for freedom which will live in history; and in the better days that lie ahead men will speak with pride of our doings.
I have behind me not only the splendid traditions and the annals of more than a thousand years but the living strength and majesty of the Commonwealth and Empire; of societies old and new; of lands and races different in history and origins but all, by God's Will, united in spirit and in aim.
The top 1 percent have the best houses, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn't seem to have bought: an understanding that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live. Throughout history, this is something that the top 1 percent eventually do learn. Too late.
Love the life you live. Live the life you love.
Yesterday's History. Tomorrow's a Mystery. So live for today.
History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn.
Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please;
they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living.
Live the way you want to be remembered.
The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.
I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.
Experience is the best teacher. But in our day and time, what we need is wisdom, because wisdom overcomes experience, because experience is wisdom, but there's a level of wisdom that overcomes the experience, and that's the experience that's already lived by others. I'm not trying to repeat the histories. I already learned from what they did.
Live today. Remove all blame from your vocabulary. Catch yourself when you find yourself using your past history as a reason for your failure to act today, and instead say, 'I am free now to detach myself from what used to be.'
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
We are living through one of the most fundamental shifts in history- a change in the actual belief structure of Western society. No economic, political, or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind. By deliberately changing their images of reality, people are changing the world.
Once we agree with God that we exist for His pleasure and His glory, we can accept whatever comes into our lives as a part of His sovereign will and purpose. We will not resent, resist, or reject the hard things, but embrace them as friends, sovereignly designed by God to make us more like Jesus and to bring glory to Himself.
Let no-one say the past is dead, the past is all about us and within.
Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives.