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Quotations About / On: HISTORY

  • 1.
    The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
    (Karl Marx (1818-1883), German social philosopher, revolutionary, and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German social philosopher, revolutionary. repr. In Karl Marx: Selected Works, vol. 1 (1942). The Communist Manifesto, sct. 1 (1848).)
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    The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
    (Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher, and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Karl Marx: Selected Works, vol. 1 (1942). The Communist Manifesto, sct. 1 (1848).)
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  • 3.
    The history of medicine is the history of the unusual.
    (Robert M. Fresco, and Jack Arnold. Prof. Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll), Tarantula, To Dr. Hastings, who is suspicious of the death of Deemer's friend because of its suddenness. (1955).)
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    The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
    (Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher, and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Karl Marx: Selected Works, vol. 1 (1942). The Communist Manifesto, sct. 1 (1848).)
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  • 5.
    The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.
    (Karl Marx (1818-1883), German founder of Communist philosophy, and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German founder of Communist philosophy. The Communist Manifesto, sec. 1, p. 22, Handbook of Marxism, International Publishers, New York (1935). Marx's & Engels' theory of history.)
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  • 6.
    The history of our era is the nauseating and repulsive history of the crucifixion of the procreative body for the glorification of the spirit.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. "Introduction to These Paintings," Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 569, Viking Press (1936).)
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    Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.
    (G.M. (George Macaulay) Trevelyan (1876-1962), British historian. English Social History, introduction (1942).)
  • 8.
    History takes time.... History makes memory.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1932). "A Manoir," Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949).)
  • 9.
    The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Compensation," Essays, First Series (1841).)
  • 10.
    Perhaps universal history is the history of the diverse intonation of some metaphors.
    (Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. "Pascal's Sphere" ["La esfera de Pascal" (1951)], Other Inquisitions [Otras inquisiciones] (1952).)
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