History Quotes and Sayings
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
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
History written in pencil is easily erased, but crayon is forever.
- Emilie Autumn
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
- H.G. Wells
The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history.
- Lemony Snicket