History Quotes

History is the self-consciousness of humanity.

Droyson

The history of the world is the world's court of justice.

Friedrich Von Schiller

We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.

George Bernard Shaw

History consists of a series of accumulated imaginative inventions.

Voltaire

[A] ny fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.

Oscar Wilde

History is a myth that men agree to believe.

Napoleon

I don't believe the truth will ever be known, and I have a great contempt for history.

Gen. George Meade

History remembers only the brilliant failures and the brilliant successes.

Randolph S. Bourne

History in our kind of society is not a luxury but a necessity.

Patrick Hazard

History is not narration' as Thierry thought, nor analysis as Guizot thought, it is resurrection.

Michelet

History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.

Mark Yost

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.

Winston Churchill

There are two kinds of man: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it.

Camilo Jose Cela

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

Harry S Truman

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man

Ralph Waldo Emerson

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.

Kurt Vonnegut

Well behaved women rarely make history.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

History teaches everything including the future.

Lamartine

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

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

Harry S Truman

What distinguishes the historian from the collector of historical facts is generalization.

E. H. Carr

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

Quote of the Day

From around the web

Updated On : March 11, 2014
Social Media
Our Partners
Quote of the Day App
Android app on Google Play