History Quotes and Sayings
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
What is history? The lie that everyone agrees on…
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes.
- Adolf Hitler
History is written by the winners.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
History happens twice because people don’t listen at the first time.
History will keep repeating until the lessen is learned..learn well
History is the science of what never happens twice.
- Paul Valéry
History is only a confused heap of facts.
- Lord Chesterfield
The history of empires is the history of human misery.
- Edward Gibbon
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
For feeling, not events, is to me the essence of history.
- Christopher Pike
Patterns repeat themselves in history.
- Rick Riordan
The lack of a sense of history is the damnation of the modern world.
- Robert Penn Warren
You can’t be a full participant in our democracy if you don’t know our history.
- David McCullough
The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.
- Terence McKenna
What really happened doesn’t matter. What matters is how we agree to remember it.
- Leila Sales
History is no more fixed and dead than the future. The past is no further away than the last breath you took.
- Robin Hobb
Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it.
- Oscar Wilde
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen R. Covey
The repeated lies become history, but they don’t necessarily become the truth.
- Colum McCann
History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
History has rewritten itself so many times I’m not really sure how it was to begin with — it’s a bit like trying to guess the original color of a wall when it’s been repainted eight times.
- Jasper Fforde
Those who understand history are condemned to watch other idiots repeat it.
- Peter Lamborn Wilson