History Quotes

Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict.

Dag Hammarskjld

Communism and socialism is [sic] seductive. It promises us that people will contribute according to ability and receive according to needs. Everybody is equal. Everybody has a right to decent housing, decent food and affordable medical care. History should have taught us that when we hear people talk this stuff--Watchout!

Walter E. Williams

The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities.

Susan Sontag

History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.

Vladimir Putin

History will judge societies and governments and their institutions not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless.

Csar Estrada Chvez

History a distillation of Rumour.

Thomas Carlyle

History deals mainly with captains and kings, gods and prophets, exploiters and despoilers, not with useful men.

Henry Louis Mencken

The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history or fiction. It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science.

Rachel Louise Carson

We are 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.

Theodore Parker

The theatre, for all its artifices, depicts life in a sense more truly than history, because the medium has a kindred movement to that of real life, though an artificial setting and form.

George Santayana

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Las Vegas history, the real Las Vegas history, makes fops and fools of even the most sincere explorers. The city's story is riddled with blind alleys, dead ends, crazy twists, and outright fabrication.


Tradition is an important help to history, but its statements should be carefully scrutinized before we rely on them.

Joseph Addison

The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.

Stephen W. Hawking

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

Marcus Garvey
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