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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  • 2.
    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.
    History takes time.... History makes memory.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1932). "A Manoir," Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949).)
  • 7.
    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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  • 8.
    Universal history is the history of a few metaphors.
    (Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. (Essay first published 1951). "Pascal's Sphere," Other Inquisitions (1960), trans. (1964).)
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  • 9.
    All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "History," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 10.
    Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
    (Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. Quoted in Stanley Karnow, Mao and China: From Revolution to Revolution (1972). Said in Aug. 1949.)
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