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Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Modern European History

- Famous Quotes Throughout World History -
European Quotes from the 1800s


Sir William Hamilton 1788 - 1856

"Truth, like a torch, the more it's shook it shines."

"On earth there is nothing great but man; in man there is nothing great but mind."


Prince Otto von Bismarck 1815 - 1898

"Politics is the art of the possible."

"I do not regard the procuring of peace as a matter in which we should play the role of arbiter between different opinions ... more that of an honest broker who really wants to press the business forward."

"This policy cannot succeed through speeches, and shooting-matches, and songs; it can only be carried out through blood and iron."

"If there is ever another war in Europe, it will come out of some damned silly thing in the Balkans."


Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville 1805 - 1859

"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies."

1835 - De la Democratie en Amerique
"Of all nations, those submit to civilization with the most difficulty which habitually live by the chase."

1835 - De la Democratie en Amerique
"What is understood by republican government in the United States is the slow and quiet action of society upon itself."

May 8, 1835
"The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction."

July 2, 1835
"It is from the midst of this putrid sewer that the greatest river of human industry springs up and carries fertility to the whole world. From this foul drain pure gold flows forth."


Karl Marx 1818 - 1883

1843 - 1844 - Philosophy of Right
"Religion ... is the opium of the people."

"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."

Karl Marx

1845 - Theses on Feuerbach
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it."

1852
"Hegel says somewhere that all great events and personalities in world history reappear in one fashion or another. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce."

March 5, 1852
"The class struggle necessarily leads to the dictatorship of the proletariat."


Nicholas I Emperor Nicholas I of Russia 1796 - 1855

March 1855
"Russia has two generals in whom she can confide - Generals Janvier (January) and Fevrier (February)."
(attributed)


1873
"Turkey is a dying man. We may endeavor to keep him alive, but we shall not succeed. He will, he must die."


E. K. Freeman 1823 - 1892

1886
"History is past politics, and politics is present history."


Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria 1819 - 1901

August 12, 1892
"The danger to the country, to Europe, to her vast Empire, which is involved in having all these great interests entrusted to the shaking hand of an old, wild, and incomprehensible man of 82, is very great!"

December 1899 - On the Boer War during 'Black Week'
"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist."

January 2, 1900
"We are not amused." (attributed)

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- Famous Quotes Throughout World History -

| Index of Quotes by Speaker / Historical Period |
| The Great Quotes of Ancient Greece |
| Profound Quotes of Ancient Rome - BC |
| Quotes from the Roman Empire - AD |
| Famous Quotes from the Dark and Middle Ages |
| Relevant Quotes from the Reformation and Renaissance |
| Quotes from England: 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries |
| Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution Quotes | Voltaire |
| Quotes from the French Revolution and Napoleon Era |
| Modern European History Quotes from the 1800s |
| Quotes from Europe and Asia - 1900s | Winston Churchill |

Famous Quotes from American History
| Benjamin Franklin | Quotes from America in the 1700s |
| Thomas Jefferson | United States Quotes from the 1800s |
| Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War | Mark Twain |
| American Quotes from the Early 1900s and World War I |
| US 20th-Century and World War II Quotes |
| Famous American Pop Culture Quotes |

 

   
 

Highlands Ranch High School 9375 South Cresthill Lane Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126 303-471-7000

Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
| Colorado History | American Government | Advanced Placement Modern European History | Rise of Nation State England | World History |

World History: Dawn of Civilization to Napoleon - Units of Study
| Prehistory | Mesopotamia & Phoenicians | Ancient Egypt | Greece | Rome | Medieval History | Renaissance and Reformation | Exploration | National Monarchies |
| The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment | Colonial America and the American Revolution | The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era |

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