History is the self-consciousness of humanity.
History is written by the victors.
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.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice-their choice
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
History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal. That's why people should read Shakespeare and Dickens as well as history ~~ they will find the best, the worst, the height of noble attainment and the depths of depravity.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
History is the only laboratory we have in which to test the consequences of thought.
The history of the world is the world's court of justice.
We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.
History consists of a series of accumulated imaginative inventions.
[A] ny fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.
History is a myth that men agree to believe.
I don't believe the truth will ever be known, and I have a great contempt for history.
History remembers only the brilliant failures and the brilliant successes.
History in our kind of society is not a luxury but a necessity.
History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.
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.
There are two kinds of man: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it.
The only thing new in this world is the history that you don't know
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