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Knowing Your History Quotes


"Knowing your history can give you the tools to shape your future." - Gloria Feldt

"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?" - Polly Toynbee

"Power is knowing your past." - Spike Lee

"If knowing history made you rich, librarians would be billionaires." - Warren Buffett

"Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting." - Jodie Foster

"When most of the greatest individuals in history were misunderstood and you've spent so much of your own adult life misunderstood, you can't help but believe that the majority of people know very little worth knowing." - Criss Jami

"You can forgive your leaders for not knowing the intricacies of Islamic history. You cannot forgive them for not knowing their own. And when you look at American democracy, where did it start? It started, if you need to pick a point, at Runnymede in 1215. We have now been at this process, we and our English-speaking allies, for 800 years." - Michael Scheuer

"You can't sit down and write 300 compositions in a three-month period and think that you're doing it all by yourself. Obviously, there's something going on here. And whether you want to call it channeling or being connected to a creative force or knowing your history and knowing where you belong, that's, you know, maybe a personal thing." - John Zorn

"Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life." - Rick Warren

"Handle your business without people knowing your business." - Unknown

"Your inner knowing is your only true compass." - Joy Page

"Don't forget your history nor your destiny" - Bob Marley

"There is one thing about knowing history, and another in recreating it." - Octavia Spencer

"When history looks back, it will prove what I'll die knowing." - Jack Kevorkian

"The art of translation lies less in knowing the other language than in knowing your own." - Ned Rorem

"Without knowing your Spirit you cannot know God." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Knowing your own ignorance is the first step to enlightenment." - Patrick Rothfuss

"Knowing God is your single greatest privilege as a Christian" - Sinclair B. Ferguson

"I am no longer surprised at your knowing only six accomplished women. I rather wonder now at your knowing any." - Jane Austen

"Beware of knowing your virtues; you may lose them. Beware of knowing your vices; you may forgive them." - James Richardson

"The curves of your lips rewrite history." - Oscar Wilde

"When I started working on women's history about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. People didn't think that women had a history worth knowing." - Gerda Lerner

"I take comfort in knowing that it was the shepherds to whom the angels appeared when they announced Christ's birth. Invariably throughout the course of history, God has appeared to people on the fringes. It's nice to find theological justification for your quirks." - Rich Mullins

"Witnessing is the essence of being a documentary filmmaker. Capturing moments in time; never knowing how history will judge them." - Pamela Yates

"The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with." - Golda Meir

"Spiritual maturity is not knowing what to do with your whole life, but just knowing what to do next." - Henri Nouwen

"As early pioneers in the knowing, that when you lose your reason, you attain highest perfect knowing." - Jack Kerouac

"Home gives you something no other place can... your history. Home is where your history begins." - Billie Letts

"Your history doesn't need to dictate your destiny" - Christine Caine

"Your history does not need to define your destiny." - Christine Caine

"Know your genre. Know your history. Read a book." - Brian Keene

"It's time to stop letting your history control your destiny." - Andy Andrews

"Your requests change history because your prayers change God!" - Max Lucado

"Don't let your history interfere with your destiny." - Steve Maraboli

"Live out of your imagination, not your history." - Stephen Covey

"True success lies in knowing your weaknesses and playing to your strengths" - Sophia Amoruso

"All your knowledge is dust. Knowing is your purity, knowledge is dust." - Rajneesh

"Knowing your deepest intention can be your guiding force in the creation of a better life." - Oprah Winfrey

"Hikmah (Wisdom) is knowing when to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice." - Boonaa Mohammed

"Part of being married is knowing when your husband needs your support." - Khloe Kardashian

"Remember that the progress of the world depends on your knowing better than your elders." - George Bernard Shaw

"If you don't know your blood pressure, it's like not knowing the value of your company." - Mehmet Oz

"When you rest deeply in the Unknown without trying to escape, your experience becomes very vast. As the experience of the Unknown deepens, your boundaries begin to dissolve. You realize, not just intellectually but on a deep level, that you have no idea who or what you are. A few minutes ago, you knew who you were-you had a history and a personality-but from this place of not knowing, you question all of that." - Adyashanti

"To know another human being in their essence, you do' really need to know anything about them - their past, their history, their story. We confuse knowing about with a deeper knowing that is non-conceptual. Knowing about and knowing are totally different modalities. One is concerned with form, the other with the formless. One operates through thought, the other through stillness." - Eckhart Tolle

"To know another human being in their essence, you don't really need to know anything about them - their past, their history, their story. We confuse knowing about with a deeper knowing that is non-conceptual. Knowing about and knowing are totally different modalities. One is concerned with form, the other with the formless. One operates through thought, the other through stillness." - Eckhart Tolle

"Fascism is a European inquietude. It is a way of knowing everything - history, the State, the achievement of the proletarianization of public life, a new way of knowing the phenomena of our epoch." - Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera

"Stand up and walk out of your history" - Phil Mcgraw

"Hold those things that tell your history and protect them." - Maya Angelou

"Is your Christianity ancient history-or current events?" - Samuel M. Shoemaker

"Is your Christianity ancient history-or current events?" - Sam Shoemaker

"Your birth may be common, But death must be history." - Adolf Hitler

"Don't be shocked when your history book mentions me." - Lin-Manuel Miranda

"As an actor, you have to have your history." - Nora Dunn

"Whenever you move, I think you lose your history." - Calista Flockhart

"History is information. Memory is part of your identity." - David Miliband

"Living in your genome is the history of our species." - Barry Schuler

"History is for human self-knowledge. Knowing yourself means knowing, first, what it is to be a person; secondly, knowing what it is to be the kind of person you are; and thirdly, knowing what it is to be the person you are and nobody else is. Knowing yourself means knowing what you can do; and since nobody knows what they can do until they try, the only clue to what man can do is what man has done. The value of history, then, is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is." - Robin G Collingwood

"Knowing how to deal with change effectively is a primary requirement for living successfully in perhaps the most exciting time in all of human history" - Brian Tracy

"I actually got really interested in traveling to India after studying yoga. I have this wanderlust and don't like doing things without knowing about the history." - Eden Sher

"If history offers no obvious solutions, however, it does at least provide the comfort of knowing that failure is nothing new." - Eamon Duffy

"Knowing more about family history is the single biggest predictor of a child's emotional well-being. Grandparents can play a special role in this process, too." - Bruce Feiler

"The history of American agriculture suggests that you can have transformation without a master plan, without knowing all the answers up front." - Atul Gawande

"While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed." - Mattie Stepanek

"There's a difference between knowing what's on the page in a history book and actually feeling that page have curves and valleys." - Garth Brooks

"It is painful to reflect upon your failures knowing that you alone caused them." - Clarence H. Burns

"It's just overwhelming just knowing your dream is here in front of you." - Cappie Pondexter

"It's important to know the past, but your survival depends on knowing the present." - Jonathan Maberry

"Enjoying living was learning to get your money's worth and knowing when you had it." - Ernest Hemingway

"Success is peace of mind in knowing you did your best." - John Wooden

"Clarity is essential. Knowing exactly what you want builds your self-confidence immeasurably." - Brian Tracy

"Fight death all your days, and die knowing you know nothing." - Ardel Wray

"Knowing your own mind is the solution to all our problems." - Thubten Yeshe

"There's something very full in knowing that your partner accepts you as is." - Esther Perel

"You cannot defend your design without knowing what you're designing for." - I. M. Pei

"Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world." - Orhan Pamuk

"Maturity, the way I understand it, is knowing what your limitations are." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Your knowing a thing is nothing, unless another knows you know it." - Persius

"I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean." - Rumi

"Vision is knowing who you are, where you're going, and what will guide your journey." - Ken Blanchard

"Your knowing a thing is nothing, unless another knows you know it." - Aulus Persius Flaccus

"School is tough sometimes, but it's all about knowing who your real friends are." - Ariana Grande

"Nothing ruins a good thing quite like knowing you share your opinions with mindless little tits." - Yahtzee Croshaw

"School is tough sometimes, but it's all about knowing who your real friends are." - Ariana Grande

"Knowing your coach has confidence in you is big for a young player." - Steven Stamkos

"Not knowing where your food comes from is a primary form of alienation." - Allen Lacy

"When it falls on your head, then you are knowing it is a rock." - Tad Williams

"I think not knowing what to think of your paintings is a good place to be." - Julian Schnabel

"Knowing how to market yourself and your press materials is key." - Wendy Starland

"Your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." - Bible

"Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing." - Rick Riordan

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." - Albert Einstein

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people." - Carl Jung

"Go forward, knowing that you are greater than the challenges of your time." - Leon Panetta

"Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind." - Eckhart Tolle

"There's nothing worse than seeing your teammates battle, knowing you can't help." - Nelson Cruz

"As an actress, there's nothing worse than not knowing your cues." - Kristin Davis

"It was difficult knowing one of your cousins had lost his life." - Steven Gerrard

"Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good." - Johnny Miller

"Knowing that you are completely forgiven destroys the power of sin in your life." - Joseph Prince

"Knowing your genetic health risks will help you make better decisions." - Anne Wojcicki

"Knowing when to take your losses is an essential part of eventual success." - Tom Peters

"Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why." - William Stafford

"Discipline is knowing what to do. Knowing when to do it. Doing it to the best of your abilities. Doing it that way every single time." - Bobby Knight

"I think understanding your life as a story is a really terrific way of kind of knowing where you are and knowing who you are." - Donald Miller

"Though I'm not religious, I am interested in religion. I read a lot of history and I think it came out of that. I just think I couldn't understand certain eras of history without knowing what these people believed in." - Hal Hartley

"People are educated into the fact that as a people we stand a better chance of knowing how to work the law if we know the history of the law and the history of our people's relationship with it." - Immortal Technique

"The power that comes from knowing the facts of history is dwarfed by the power that comes from being able to shape the stories about how that history is written and told." - Annie Leonard

"It is supposed to true that those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it. I don't believe knowing can save us. What is constant in history is greed and foolishness and love of blood." - Cormac Mccarthy

"My preparation is mainly just knowing the lines and getting in and knowing where your character is, knowing what it's about and having ideas that you can put in on the day." - Daniel Radcliffe

"Few pleasures are greater than knowing you can close your door, ignore the world and create your own." - Tibor Fischer

"How can you live without knowing what your spirit is doing and what your spirit is saying to you?" - Caroline Myss

"A is for Answering all your prayers, N is for kNowing that your loverman's going to be the answer..." - Nick Cave

"Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition. Your qualifications are not your life." - J K Rowling

"Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama." - Ram Dass

"Success is... knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others." - John C Maxwell

"Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Having a purpose and knowing exactly what your values are will add additional years to your life." - Dan Buettner

"Knowing is knowing that knowing is not knowing." - Moises Arias

"You cannot fully understand your own life without knowing and thinking beyond your life, your own neighborhood, and even your own nation." - Johnnetta B. Cole

"You cannot fully understand your own life without knowing and thinking beyond your life, your own neighborhood, and even your own nation." - Johnnetta Cole

"When you have a novel set in a fictional history, you still should get your history right." - Kurt Busiek

"Yes, your family history has some sad chapters. But your history doesn't have to be your future. The generational garbage can stop here and now." - Max Lucado

"You cannot embrace your destiny if you do not let go of your history." - T D Jakes

"Your genome knows much more about your medical history than you do." - Danny Hillis

"The problem with blaming your present on your past is that history cannot be changed." - Alan Robert Neal

"Everyday create your history, every path you take you're leaving your legacy." - Michael Jackson

"What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy." - Leonard Sweet

"You cannot amputate your history from your destiny, because that is redemption." - Beth Moore

"Your subjects have had a history - try to reveal it in your picture." - Howard Pyle

"You can spend your life watching other people win or beat your name into history." - Georges St-Pierre

"Garbage is the part of your history you don't want your family to know about." - Vik Muniz

"Your genome knows much more about your medical history than you do." - W Daniel Hillis

"When You Hold Onto Your History, You Do It At The Expense Of Your Destiny." - T D Jakes

"For sure, they don't teach you this in history class, but in colonial times, the person who got left in the stocks overnight was nothing less than fair game for everybody to nail. Men or women, anybody bent over had no way of knowing who was doing the ram job, and this was the real reason you never wanted to end up here unless you had a family member or a friend who'd stand with you the whole time. To protect you. To watch your ass, for real." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Crossing at a ford occurs often in a man's lifetime. It means setting sail even though your friends stay in harbour, knowing the route, knowing the soundness of your ship and the favour of the day." - Miyamoto Musashi

"Being literate as a writer is good craft, is knowing your job, is knowing how to use your tools properly and not to damage the tools as you use them." - Douglas Adams

"You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability, knowing that it is the nature of thought to externalize itself in your health and affairs, knowing that you are the thinker." - Ernest Holmes

"I'm not against knowing the history of white people in the U.S. - that's not the point. The point is that there's so much greater history. We don't know about Native Americans. Very basically, we don't know that much about African American history, except that they were enslaved. You only get bits and pieces." - Luis J. Rodriguez

"Your happy destiny is unavoidable. You cannot be "saved." There is no hell except not knowing this." - Neale Donald Walsch

"And knowing money is a root of evil, in Christian charity, he'd take away whatever things may hinder your salvation." - Moliere

"The whole point about thinking brilliantly is about knowing your identity and the favor you have in Christ" - Graham Cooke

"Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore." - Ray Bradbury

"Knowing we will be with Christ forever far outweighs our burdens today! Keep your eyes on eternity!" - Billy Graham

"Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are." - Ellen Degeneres

"Knowing what you admire in others is a wonderful mirror into your deepest, as yet unborn, self." - Gretchen Rubin

"Knowing when to keep your mouth shut is invariably more important than opening it at the right time." - Malcolm Forbes

"To know the whole world is nothing when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life." - Rajneesh

"May it make your sorrow Easier for you to bear Knowing there are others Who understand and care." - Rob Jackson

"The six things in life that never get boring are knowing and loving God, your neighbor, and yourself." - Peter Kreeft

"You always go in with the intention of playing your best and knowing the material you're auditioning." - Tony Palermo



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