History Quotes

History is the self-consciousness of humanity.

Droyson

History is written by the victors.

Winston Churchill

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

Haile Selassie

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

Barbara W. Tuchman

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

Robert Heinlein

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice-their choice

Dwight David Eisenhower

It would be almost unbelievable, if history did not record the tragic fact that men have gone to war and cut each other's throats because they could not agree as to what was to become of them after their throats were cut

Walter Parker Stacy

History is Philosophy teaching by examples.

Thucydides

History does not always repeat itself. Sometimes it just yells, 'Can't you remember anything I told you?' and lets fly with a club.

John Wood Campbell, Jr.

Anyone who believes you cannot change history has never tried to write his memoirs.

David Ben-Gurion

In absolute terms, I am the most legally persecuted man of all times, in the whole history of mankind, worldwide.

Silvio Berlusconi

The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman.

Willa Sibert Cather

History is the essence of innumerable biographies.

Thomas Carlyle

The loss of historical memory is restored in the very place where one has lost it.

Bishop Sebouh Chouldjian

There's a good reason why nobody studies history. It just teaches you too much.

Noam Chomsky

Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?

Emil Cioran

That history just unfolds, independently of a specified direction, of a goal, no one is willing to admit.

Emil Cioran

History a distillation of Rumour.

Thomas Carlyle

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

So far has Athens left the rest of mankind behind in thought and expression that her pupils have become the teachers of the world, and she has made the name of Hellas distinctive no longer of race but of intellect, and the title of Hellene a badge of education rather than of common descent.

Isocrates

Today, having come far in our own historical journey, we must decide: Will we turn back, or finish well? Before history is written down in books, it is written in courage. Like Americans before us, we will show that courage and we will finish well. We will lead freedom's advance. We will compete and excel in the global economy. We will renew the defining moral commitments of this land. And so we move forward optimistic about our country, faithful to its cause, and confident of victories to come.

George Walker Bush

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

Dag Hammarskjld

Why have you been so blind? Why have you never seen? The slave and master in one skin Is all your history, no more, no less Confess! This is what you've been.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

The historian, with a vast chronological account of a people, parallels it with a skip trail which stops only at the salient items, and can follow at any time contemporary trails which lead him all over civilization at a particular epoch. There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record. The inheritance from the master becomes, not only his additions to the world's record, but for his disciples the entire scaffolding by which they were erected.

Vannevar Bush

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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