History Quotes and Sayings

Half of writing history is hiding the truth.
– Joss Whedon

Study the past if you would define the future.
Confucius

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
George Orwell

History will keep repeating until the lessen is learned..learn well

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History is the science of what never happens twice.
– Paul Valéry

History is only a confused heap of facts.
Lord Chesterfield

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

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Patterns repeat themselves in history.
– Rick Riordan

The lack of a sense of history is the damnation of the modern world.
– Robert Penn Warren

You can’t be a full participant in our democracy if you don’t know our history.
– David McCullough

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.
– Aberjhani

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

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