History Quotes and Sayings
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but it’s good.
– Stephen Colbert
History is the science of what never happens twice.
– Paul Valéry
Half of writing history is hiding the truth.
– Joss Whedon
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
– Winston Churchill
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
– H.G. Wells
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
– George Orwell
Those who understand history are condemned to watch other idiots repeat it.
– Peter Lamborn Wilson
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
– Rudyard Kipling
History written in pencil is easily erased, but crayon is forever.
– Emilie Autumn
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
Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.
– Edmund Burke
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
– Stephen R. Covey
The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history.
– Lemony Snicket
The repeated lies become history, but they don’t necessarily become the truth.
– Colum McCann
The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.
– Harry S. Truman