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

It is not "history" which uses men as a means of achieving -- as if it were an individual person -- its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.

Karl Marx

History, by appraising. ..[the students] of the past, will enable them to judge of the future.

Thomas Jefferson

The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.

Harry S Truman

The three greatest fools of History have been Jesus Christ, Don Quixote . . . and me!

Simn Jos Antonio de la Santsima Trinidad Bolvar y

If I had succeeded, I would have been the greatest man known to history.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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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