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…
There’s no point to living life unless you make history and the best way to make history is to help others.
- Demi Lovato
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.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Study the past if you would define the future.
The lack of a sense of history is the damnation of the modern world.
- Robert Penn Warren
I just don’t see why the past has to matter.
- Cassandra Clare
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
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Those who understand history are condemned to watch other idiots repeat it.
- Peter Lamborn Wilson
History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill
You can’t be a full participant in our democracy if you don’t know our history.
- David McCullough
The history of empires is the history of human misery.
- Edward Gibbon
A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.
- Robert A. Heinlein
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
- Rudyard Kipling
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
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.
The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.
- Harry S. Truman
For feeling, not events, is to me the essence of history.
- Christopher Pike
History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.
- Mark Twain
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.
- Dan Brown
Patterns repeat themselves in history.
- Rick Riordan
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