The history of mankind henceforth is a history of more or less blind endeavours to conceive, a common purpose in relation to which all men may live happily, and to create and develop a common consciousness and a common stock of knowledge which may serve and illuminate that purpose.
The history of the next fifteen years is the story of the most brilliant and futile raid in history.
The history of Bacon's essays is another fine example of what simplicity can effect in the way of greatness.
Moreover, because the history of the Christian body in the fourth and fifth centuries is largely a record of these unhappy disputes, that must not blind us to the fact that the spirit of Jesus did live and ennoble many lives among the Christians.
This sort of men may have wandered, squatted about their fires, and died in Europe for a period extending over 100,000 years, if we assume, that is, that the Heidelberg jaw-bone belongs to a member of the species, a period so vast that all the subsequent history of our race becomes a thing of yesterday.
Yet their eulogy must be short, for though their customs, language, and appearance vary with the districts they inhabit and the subdivisions to which they belong, the history of all is a confused legend of strife and misery, their natures are uniformly cruel and thriftless, and their condition is one of equal squalor and want.
For ten years the history, climate, geography, and inhabitants of the Soudan were the objects of a ceaseless scrutiny.
Of all the instances of cheaply bought glory which the military history of recent years affords, Hafir is the most remarkable.
The history is concisely this:--In the time of Richard Ii.
They all present the same history of a rapid spreading, like a little water poured over a great area, and then of a superficiality and corruption.
There were plots, there were insurrections; they lie flat and colourless now in the histories like dead flowers in an old book.
History is the beginning and core of all sound philosophy and all great literature, and the first Arab writers of distinction were historians, biographers, and quasi- historical poets.
Gibbon's great history is essentially an attack upon Christianity as the operating cause of the decline and fall.
The history of 1919 is largely the clash of these two streams of anticipation.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Quite to the contrary, the whole history of Christianity--from the death on the cross onward--is the history of a progressively clumsier misunderstanding of an original symbolism.
The history of the Church during the two succeeding centuries is merely an exemplification of these claims.
History, philosophy, logic, psychology, were sealed books to her.
Its history is merely an expanded version of the history of the “Extraordinary Conference.”
Her history was becoming common gossip.
History, physics, chemistry, botany, geology, and sociology were not fixed departments in her brain as they were in Lester's and Letty's.
We have no desire to show that China's history is the most glorious or her civilization the oldest in the world.
The official dynastic histories apply to the course of Chinese history the criterion of Confucian ethics; for them history is a textbook of ethics, designed to show by means of examples how the man of high character should behave or not behave.
The history of this Hsien-pi dynasty, as of its predecessor, is an unedifying succession of intrigues; no serious effort was made to build up a true state.
An up-to-date history of Chinese education is still a desideratum.
The history was a pretty hard paper and I got dreadfully mixed up in the dates.
It has been my privilege to have met one of the sages whose life-history is herein narrated-Sri Yukteswar Giri.
In short, the said history is the most delightful and least injurious entertainment that has been hitherto seen, for there is not to be found in the whole of it even the semblance of an immodest word, or a thought that is other than Catholic."
My history is dree, as we say, and will serve to while away another morning.
"There is a good deal to be said on that point," said Don Quixote, "as to whether the histories of the knights-errant are fiction or not."
For them too history was a tale like any other too often heard, their land a pawnshop.
—History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
A history is not an indiscriminate register of every known event; a file of newspapers is not an inspiration of Clio.
A history is a view of the fortunes of some institution or person; it traces the development of some interest.