History Quotes and Sayings
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
So much of history is mystery. We don’t know what is lost forever, what will surface again. All objects exist in a moment of time. And that fragment of time is preserved or lost or found in mysterious ways. Mystery is a wonderful part of life.
– Amy Tan
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
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
– Thomas Carlyle
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.
– George Santayana
History repeats itself, and that’s one of the things that’s wrong with history.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
– Harry S Truman
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes.
The history of empires is the history of human misery.
– Edward Gibbon
For feeling, not events, is to me the essence of history.
– Christopher Pike
Patterns repeat themselves in history.
– Rick Riordan