The world is a severe schoolmaster, for its frowns are less dangerous than its smiles and flatteries, and it is a difficult task to keep in the path of wisdom.— Phillis Wheatley
Bashful World History quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
..tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
The United States has been called the melting pot of the world.
But it seems to me that the colored man either missed getting into the pot or he got melted down.
We will go down in history either as the world's greatest statesmen or its worst villains.
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.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
The main difference for the history of the world if I had been shot rather than Kennedy is that Onassis probably wouldn't have married Mrs Khrushchev.
No famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy.
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'.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men ... We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
If you expect the present day school system to give history to you, you are dreaming. This, we have to do ourselves. The Chinese didn't go out in the world and beg people to teach Chinese studies or let them teach Chinese studies. The Japanese didn't do that either. People don't beg other people to restore their history; they do it themselves.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
On the meeting point of two worlds, the ornament of Turkish homeland, the treasure of Turkish history, the city cherished by the Turkish nation, İstanbul, has its place in the hearts of all citizens.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Don't forget that in the history of the world, there was a plebiscite, in which Christ and Barabbas were being judged, and the people chose Barabbas.
Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles.
Protest to be effective, must be followed by resolute action and at this crisis in world history when materialistic energy aims at overthrowing spiritual energy and moral values, action needs to develop into a world crusade for the Spiritual Humanity.
When you write a two thousand page history of the Second World War, the deportations and the concentration camps will take up five pages, and the gas chambers perhaps 20 lines.
Roll up your sleeves, set your mind to making history, and wage such a fight for liberty that the whole world will respect our sex.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
How do you make any sense of history, art or literature without knowing the stories and iconography of your own culture and all the world's main religions?
If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world.
The time is coming when the pressure of population on the means of subsistence will be felt here as it is now felt in Europe and Asia. Then will the world enter upon a new stage of its history - the final competition of races, for which the Anglo-Saxon is being schooled.
In a world where you can be anything - be kind.
In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.
Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.
For every poet it is always morning in the world;
history a forgotten, insomniac night. The fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world in spite of history.
Be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios.
In today's America He (Jesus) has moved from the central figure of world history to source material for late-night comics and pundits who would not dare treat other religious leaders with such disrespect.
The History of the world is not the theatre of happiness.
Periods of happiness are blank pages in it, for they are periods of harmony--periods when the antithesis is in abeyance.
The early church didn’t say, ‘Look what the world is coming to!’ They said, ‘Look what has come into the world’!
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
Because we are in the world, we are condemned to meaning, and we cannot do or say anything without its acquiring a name in history.
Music can be healing, and with my history and my knowledge of both sides of what looks like a gigantic divide in the world, I feel I can point a way forward to our common humanity again.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
A society whose members are united by the fact that they think in the same way in regard to the sacred world and its relations with the profane world, and by the fact that they translate these common ideas into common practices, is what is called a Church. In all history, we do not find a single religion without a Church.
The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
It is impossible to understand history, international politics, the world economy, religions, philosophy, or ‘patterns of culture’ without taking geography into account.
We believe that the history of the world is but the history of His influence and that the center of the whole universe is the cross of Calvary.