History Quotes

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

It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible

Mark Twain

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

History itself touches only a small part of a nation's life. Most of the activities and sufferings of the people ... have been and will remain without written record.

E. L. Wood word

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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