For the first time in history, sex is more dangerous than the cigarette afterward.
If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell
[America is] a rebellious nation. Our whole history is treason; our blood was attained before we were born; our creeds were infidelity to the mother church; our constitution treason to our fatherland.
So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobedience of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and a few great men,
All through history it's the nations that have given most to generals and the least to the people that have been the first to fall
There is nothing that strengthens a nation like reading of a nation's own history, whether that history is recorded in books or embodied in customs, institutions and monuments
The laws of a nation form the most instructive portion of its history
Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea
All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself
The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.
False history gets made all day, any day,the truth of the new is never on the news.
HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.
Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs.
No harm's done to history by making it something someone would want to read.
History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth.
We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.
What experience and history teach is this -- that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles.
History does not repeat itself. The historians repeat one another.
To know the truth of history is to realize its ultimate myth and its inevitable ambiguity.
Do not applaud me. It is not I who speaks to you, but history which speaks through my mouth.
Writing intellectual history is like trying to nail jelly to the wall.
History is not the accumulation of events of every kind which happened in the past. It is the science of human societies.
History has to be rewritten because history is the selection of those threads of causes or antecedents that we are interested in.
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.