I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man
History teaches everything including the future.
The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.
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.
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
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.
History is now strictly organized, powerfully disciplined, but it possesses only a modest educational value and even less conscious social purpose.
History is not melodrama, even if it usually reads like that.
[History is] little else than a long succession of useless cruelties.
[History is] little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
Anyone who is going to make anything out of history will, sooner or later, have to do most of the work himself. He will have to read, and consider, and reconsider, and then read some more.
People viewed this also viewedHip hop Quotes
Silver jubilee Quotes
George Bernard Shaw Quotes
George Santayana Quotes
Gertrude Stein Quotes
Karl Marx Quotes
Robert Heinlein Quotes
Interesting ReadsBooks About History
Related QuotesQuotes with Keyword History