History Quotes

False history gets made all day, any day,the truth of the new is never on the news.

Adrienne Rich

HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

Ambrose Bierce

Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs.

David Ben Gurion

No harm's done to history by making it something someone would want to read.

David McCullough

History is the only laboratory we have in which to test the consequences of thought.

Etienne Gilson

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

George Santayana

What experience and history teach is this -- that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles.

George Wilhelm Hegel

History furnishes to politics all the arguments that it needs, for the chosen cause.

Romain Rolland

History within itself cannot be transcended. ... In history itself there are only relative victories.

Ernst Troeltsch

The value of history. ..is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.

R. G. Collingwood

People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them.

James Baldwin

One ceases to be lonely only in recollection; perhaps that is why people read history.

John Andrew Rice

History is full of delightful reversals, where the opposite of what one predicts comes true.

Edmund Carpenter

History does not belong to us; we belong to it.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

History proves nothing because it contains everything.

Emil Cioran

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