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.

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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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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.

Clarence Darrow

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.
Adolf Hitler

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

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