History Quotes and Sayings
History teaches us that war is not inevitable. Once again, it is for us to choose whether we use war or some other method of settling the ordinary and unavoidable conflicts between groups of men.
History is the science of what never happens twice.
– Paul Valéry
History is only a confused heap of facts.
– Lord Chesterfield
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
– H.G. Wells
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
– Rudyard Kipling
Half of writing history is hiding the truth.
– Joss Whedon
If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.
– Michael Crichton
Forget about the history, make the history.
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind. History and Historians.
– Edward Gibbon
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
— Alexander Pope
The lack of a sense of history is the damnation of the modern world.
– Robert Penn Warren
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
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