Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
People always seemed to know half of history, and to get it confused with the other half.
The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that ... women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.
History is the distillation of rumour.
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.
[History is] not factual at all, but a series of accepted judgments.
Patriotism ruins history.
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.
History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this
History is the science of what never happens twice.
History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
In mass societies, myth takes the place of history.
History is a great dust heap.
Purely historical thought is nihilistic; it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history.
Life is not simple, and therefore history, which is past life, is not simple.
But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding.
History, by appraising. ..[the students] of the past, will enable them to judge of the future.
History is not only a particular branch of knowledge, but a particular mode and method of knowledge in other branches.
The chief practical use of history is to deliver us from plausible historical analogies.
History is the narrative of great actions with praise or blame.
[History is] the doubtful story of successive events.
If History teaches any lesson at all, it is that there are no historical lessons.
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