“History is a continuous chain of events. Understanding the past helps us understand the present and shape the future.” – Eliot Engel

“Geography is destiny.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“The state exists to promote the welfare of the individual. The individual members of a state have been called, in abstract terms, its citizens. One of the principal duties of a citizen is to be obedient to the laws of the state, and to share in its burdens.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Without a rich understanding of life’s diversity and history, we cannot make informed decisions about how to solve today’s most pressing problems.” – David Suzuki

“The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.” – Jean Bodin

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr. FUNNY JANUARY QUOTES

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

“Science investigates, religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.” – Paul Johnson

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” – George Orwell

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

“We learn from history that we do not learn from history.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“If we are to build a better world, we must remember that we are all human beings. Planting the seeds of love for our neighbors, respect for their rights, and concern for their welfare is the surest way to improve our collective fate.” – Kofi Annan