History Quotes and Sayings
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.
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
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
— Alexander Pope
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.
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