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
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 happens twice because people don’t listen at the first time.
Study the past if you would define the future.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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
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
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
- Rudyard Kipling
History is written by the winners.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
What really happened doesn’t matter. What matters is how we agree to remember it.
- Leila Sales
Half of writing history is hiding the truth.
- Joss Whedon
History is no more fixed and dead than the future. The past is no further away than the last breath you took.
- Robin Hobb
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
- H.G. Wells
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
- Aldous Huxley
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 most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
- George Orwell
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.