famous quotations & quotes
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea. Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it.
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Popular European History pages
The preparation of these pages was influenced to some degree by a particular "Philosophy
of History" as suggested by this quote from the famous Essay "History" by Ralph Waldo Emerson:-
There is one mind common to all individual men...
Of the works of this mind history is the record. Its genius is illustrated by the entire series of days. Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history. Without hurry, without rest, the human spirit goes forth from the beginning to embody every faculty, every thought, every emotion, which belongs to it in appropriate events. But the thought is always prior to the fact; all the facts of history preexist in the mind as laws. Each law in turn is made by circumstances predominant, and the limits of nature give power to but one at a time. A man is the whole encyclopaedia of facts. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man. Epoch after epoch, camp, kingdom, empire, republic, democracy, are merely the application of his manifold spirit to the manifold world.
|Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essay "History"|
|Italian Unification - Cavour,
the Unification of Risorgimento Italy
|Otto von Bismarck &
The wars of German unification
|Italian unification map
|Map of German unification|
- 1 The European Revolution of 1848 begins
- A broad outline of the background to the onset of the turmoils and a consideration of some of the early events.
- 2 The French Revolution of 1848
- A particular focus on France - as the influential Austrian minister Prince Metternich, who sought to encourage the re-establishment of "Order" in the wake of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic turmoils of 1789-1815, said:-"When France sneezes Europe catches a cold".
- 3 The Revolution of 1848 in the German Lands and central Europe
- "Germany" had a movement for a single parliament in 1848 and many central European would-be "nations" attempted
to assert a distinct existence separate from the dynastic sovereignties they had been living under.
- 4 The "Italian" Revolution of 1848
- A "liberal" Papacy after 1846 helps allow the embers of an "Italian" national aspiration to rekindle across the Italian Peninsula.
- 5 The Monarchs recover power 1848-1849
- Some instances of social and political extremism allow previously pro-reform conservative elements to support the return of traditional authority. Louis Napoleon, (who later became the Emperor Napoleon III), attains to power in France offering social stability at home but ultimately follows policies productive of dramatic change in the wider European structure of states and their sovereignty.
Our Slide Shows summarise D-E-E-P Wisdoms about Human Existence
gleaned from World Faith teachings and other sources.
Our web site is quite extensive so we have prepared this introductory page featuring these slide shows and offering this link that will direct you towards finding interesting, (but more detailed and philosophical), material about the "Tripartite" nature of Human Existence, about the Unfolding of History and about Comparative Religion.