The Voice of a Nation

“Swellendam Lake, South Africa” by Mad-Margaret

“South Africa never leaves one indifferent. Its history, its population, its landscapes and cultures – all speak to the visitor, to the student, to the friend of Africa.”

~ Tariq Ramadan


Also the Strongest emotion

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
**Edmund Burke

Dig In to Your History

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

**Marcus Garvey

Because We Have Big Hearts

“A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections.”

**Washington Irving

Silly Human

“If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience?”

~~George Bernard Shaw

Archaeologists. . . A lot more earthly minded than you think

“I will tell you a little secret about archaeologists, dear Reader. They all pretend to be very high-minded. They claim that their sole aim in excavation is to uncover the mysteries of the past and add to the store of human knowledge. They lie. What they really want is a spectacular discovery, so they can get their names in the newspapers and inspire envy and hatred in the hearts of their rivals.”

The World That Spawned Ideas

“I love reading about history. Sometimes, I feel I was born in

the wrong era. There was more creativity in the air when

people were still discovering new worlds.”



Beyond the Past

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if

faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

–Maya Angelou