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…
History happens twice because people don’t listen at the first time.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes.
- Adolf Hitler
History is the science of what never happens twice.
- Paul Valéry
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 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
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 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