History Quotes and Sayings - Page 2
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
History is no more fixed and dead than the future. The past is no further away than the last breath you took.
– Robin Hobb
Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it.
– Oscar Wilde
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
– Stephen R. Covey
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.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
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
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
I just don’t see why the past has to matter.
– Cassandra Clare
History written in pencil is easily erased, but crayon is forever.
– Emilie Autumn
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
– H.G. Wells
Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.
– Edmund Burke
The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history.
– Lemony Snicket
The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.
– Harry S. Truman
By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.
– Dan Brown
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
History is written by the victors.
– Winston Churchill