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.
There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but it’s good.
– Stephen Colbert
Half of writing history is hiding the truth.
– Joss Whedon
Study the past if you would define the future.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
– George Orwell
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
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
A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.
– Robert A. Heinlein
I just don’t see why the past has to matter.
– Cassandra Clare