Nicole Krauss Quotes (Author of The History of Love) (page 2 of 14)
150 Swoon-Worthy Love Quotes for Every Occasion
For I presume the state has not received them from any other source. It would be ridiculous to imagine that the presence of the spirited element in cities is not to be traced to individuals, wherever this character is imputed to the people, as it is to the natives of Thrace, and Scythia, and generally speaking, of the northern countries; or the love of knowledge, which would be chiefly attributed to our own country; or the love of riches, which people would especially connect with the Phoenicians and the Egyptians. Journal entry of December, Our neighbours are occupied with employments of infinite diversity. Some are intent on commercial speculations; some engage warmly in political contention; some are found all day long at their books … This dates from January - February, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that:- " However obscure their causes, history, which is concerned with narrating these appearances, permits us to hope that if we attend to the play of freedom of the human will in the large, we may be able to discern a regular movement in it, and that what seems complex and chaotic in the single individual may be seen from the standpoint of the human race as a whole to be a steady and progressive though slow evolution of its original endowment. A man is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots, whose flower and fruitage is the world.
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Part 2. History Quotes That Are…
Some quotes are forgotten; while others go on to make history. Some become so famous that they acquire the status of platitudes.
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. James Baldwin Click to tweet. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. David McCullough Click to tweet. I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
But there is also always some reason in madness. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. Hate is too great a burden to bear. A human love has a corporal and intellectual origin.