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.

Aldous Huxley

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

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

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.

Submitted by: k.abhishek

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

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