Human history in essence is the history of ideas. -Wells, H.G.
- Claro M. Recto, Jr – Nationalism "Nationalism is nourished by a sense of history. It is of its essence to know profoundly the past, so that we may be in complete openness with the men who made that history and in intimate communion with their thoughts, their deeds and their noble lives." ~Claro M. Recto, Jr (8 February 1890-1960 - National Historical Commission of the Philippines)
- Henry Steele Commager – history "For a people to be without history, or to be ignorant of its history, is as for a man to be without memory - condemned forever to make the same discoveries that have been made in the past, invent the same techniques, wrestle with the same problems, commit the same errors; and condemned, too, to forfeit the rich pleasures of recollection. Indeed, just as it…
- Arturo D. Brion – judge of history "The Court, of course, is not blind to history but is not a judge of history; it is a judge of the interpretation and application of the terms of the Constitution." ~Associate Justice Arturo D. Brion on SC decision/ruling to allow FEM's burial in LNMB, November 2016
- Meridel Le Sueur – Labor “Human history is work history. The heroes of the people are work heroes.” ~Meridel Le Sueur