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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

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

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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


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