History Quotes

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.

E. L. Doctorow

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

Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature.

David Hume

History has now been for the first time systematically considered, and has been found, like other phenomena, subject to invariable laws.

August Comte

History is the most aristocratic of all literary pursuits, because it obliges the historian to be rich as well as educated.

Henry Adams

History is the science of what never happens twice.

Paul Valery

History is still in large measure poetry to me.

Jakob Burckhardt

In its amplest meaning History includes every trace and vestige of everything that man has done or thought since first he appeared on the earth.

James Harvey Robinson

History without politics descends to mere Literature.

Sir John Robert Seely

The supreme purpose of history is a better world.

Herbert Hoover

A page of history is worth a volume of logic.

O. W. Holmes

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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