History Quotes and Sayings

We had the 1st and 2nd world war, but if we gonna have the 3rd then God never gave wisdom to humans.
Sipho P Nkosi

Submitted by: Sipho P Nkosi on July 14, 2018

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Thomas Carlyle

Forget about the history, make the history.

Submitted by: k.abhishek on February 10, 2016

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.
George Santayana

History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind. History and Historians.
Edward Gibbon

History teaches us that war is not inevitable. Once again, it is for us to choose whether we use war or some other method of settling the ordinary and unavoidable conflicts between groups of men.

Aldous Huxley

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

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Alexander Pope

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

What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.
Victor Hugo

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
– Lord Acton

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


What is history? The lie that everyone agrees on…

The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes.
Adolf Hitler

History is written by the winners.
Napoleon Bonaparte

History happens twice because people don’t listen at the first time.

Submitted by: Balzo on January 7, 2010

There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but it’s good.
– Stephen Colbert

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

Study the past if you would define the future.

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

Submitted by: sherules on February 15, 2009

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

Patterns repeat themselves in history.
– Rick Riordan

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

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