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Interesting Quotes About History




History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
James Baldwin

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John F. Kennedy

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Maya Angelou

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
Ambrose Bierce

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Aldous Huxley

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
John F. Kennedy

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.
Winston Churchill

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Robert Kennedy

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
George Santayana

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
Gertrude Stein

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

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
Henry James

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
Margaret Thatcher

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells

Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.
Will Durant

The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
M. Scott Peck

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Edward Gibbon

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
Arnold J. Toynbee

History is a vast early warning system.
Norman Cousins

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
Percy Bysshe Shelley


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Interesting Quotes About History

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