History Quotes and Sayings


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

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 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 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

History is written by the victors.
Winston Churchill

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Aldous Huxley

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.
Mark Twain

I just don’t see why the past has to matter.
– Cassandra Clare


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