History Quotes

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Will Durant (1885-1981)
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Abba Eban (1915- )
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.

Henry Ford (1863-1947)
History is more or less bunk.

Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)
We learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.

Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.

Adolf Hitler ( -1945
History is written by the victors.

Aldous Huxley
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

Thomas Jefferson
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.

Ted Koppel (1940 – )
History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.

Leonard Louis Levinson
History is the short trudge from Adam to Atom.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
We cannot escape history.

George Santayana (1863-1952)
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

J. W. Schopf
For four-fifths of our history, our planet was populated by pondscum.

Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859)
The men who make history have not time to write it.

Herbert George Wells (1866-1946)
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

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