History Quotes

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.

Kurt Vonnegut

The most henious and the must cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives.

Mohandas K Gandhi

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.

Marge Piercy

A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.

Robert Heinlein

It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible

Mark Twain

The only thing new in this world is the history that you don't know

Harry S Truman

There are two kinds of man: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it.

Camilo Jose Cela

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

Winston Churchill

History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.

Mark Yost

History in our kind of society is not a luxury but a necessity.

Patrick Hazard

History remembers only the brilliant failures and the brilliant successes.

Randolph S. Bourne

I don't believe the truth will ever be known, and I have a great contempt for history.

Gen. George Meade

The Internet revolution is going to be like all the other revolutions we have seen in history. It's going to be over before a lot of us even know it started.

Adolfo Suarez

[A] ny fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.

Oscar Wilde

Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.

Barbara Ehrenreich
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