History Quotes and Sayings

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

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

A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.
Robert A. Heinlein

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 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

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

History is no more fixed and dead than the future. The past is no further away than the last breath you took.
– Robin Hobb

What really happened doesn’t matter. What matters is how we agree to remember it.
– Leila Sales

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