All Quotes, History

110+ History Quotes

History is a chronological record of significant events often including an explanation of their causes. History means also refers to record or narrative description of past events. History defines the study of past events, particularly in human affairs. This is a collection of 110+ quotes and sayings on history.



1. History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
2. The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
3. History repeats itself. So you might wanna pay attention. Quavo
4. History never really says goodbye. History says, 'See you later.' Eduardo Galeano
5. We are not makers of history. We are made by history. Martin Luther King, Jr.
6. A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Marcus Garvey
7. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson
8. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius
9. History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Karl Marx
10. History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. Winston Churchill
11. Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. Christopher Columbus
12. The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
13. Legend remains victorious in spite of history. Sarah Bernhardt
14. The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles. Karl Marx
15. I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it. Kanye West
16. Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age. H. L. Mencken
17. History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man. Percy Bysshe Shelley
18. Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft. Winston Churchill
19. The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history. George Orwell



20. Doing something first creates history.
21. History is written by the victors. Winston Churchill
22. Revolutions are the locomotives of history. Karl Marx
23. I love history... everything is inspired by history, so that's why I love vintage and antiques. Kelly Wearstler
24. History is written by the victors. Winston Churchill
25. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. Dwight D. Eisenhower
26. Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity. Hermann Hesse
27. The people who have really made history are the martyrs. Aleister Crowley
28. History proves that the white man is a devil. Malcolm X
29. History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created. William Morris
30. There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. Harry S Truman
31. History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology. W. H. Auden
32. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. Woodrow Wilson
33. I'm focused on being the best, making history. Canelo Alvarez
34. Ideas shape the course of history. John Maynard Keynes
35. History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other. Philip Guedalla
36. History has demonstrated time and again the inherent resilience and recuperative powers of the American economy. Ben Bernanke
37. People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. James A. Baldwin
38. History is so subjective. The teller of it determines it. Lin-Manuel Miranda
39. History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoleon Bonaparte



40. No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. Thomas Carlyle
41. Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them. Norodom Sihanouk
42. Sometimes history takes things into its own hands. Thurgood Marshall
43. Sometimes - history needs a push. Vladimir Lenin
44. If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. Rudyard Kipling
45. The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
46. If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. Warren Buffett
47. Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule. Jefferson Davis
48. The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
49. History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. David McCullough
50. History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. Lord Acton
51. History is nothing if not an epic tale of missed opportunities. Graydon Carter
52. A people without a positive history is like a vehicle without an engine. Steven Biko
53. History is Philosophy teaching by example. Thucydides
54. Life moves fast. As much as you can learn from your history, you have to move forward. Eddie Vedder
55. History is more or less bunk. Henry Ford
56. Time is my greatest enemy. Evita Peron
57. However alert we are, antiquity remains an unknown, unanticipated galaxy. Donald Hall
58. Blood alone moves the wheels of history. Martin Luther
59. A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind. John Maynard Keynes



60. There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made. Michelle Obama
61. History shows that there are no invincible armies. Joseph Stalin
62. History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies. Alexis de Tocqueville
63. History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history. Clarence Darrow
64. History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this. Karl Marx
65. Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture. Ibrahim Babangida
66. History is a vast early warning system. Norman Cousins
67. Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery. Maya Angelou
68. The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history. Robert Rauschenberg
69. We cannot leave history entirely to nonclinical observers and to professional historians. Erik Erikson
70. I feel really connected to antiquity for some reason. Nazanin Boniadi
71. If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography. Mackenzie King
72. The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler. Franz Kafka
73. History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis. Robert Kiyosaki
74. You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that. Arthur Ashe
75. World history is a court of judgment. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
76. Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. Plato
77. History is a race between education and catastrophe. H. G. Wells
78. The history of skiing is important to me. Lindsey Vonn
79. I believe that each fight teaches you something, and a new history is written in each fight. Juan Manuel Marquez
80. This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath. Hillary Clinton
81. Pride in boasting of family antiquity, makes duration stand for merit. John Zimmerman
82. The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future. Jessamyn West
83. History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat. Rosa Luxemburg
84. The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons. Edwin Powell Hubble
85. The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history. Ha-Joon Chang



86. Live out of your imagination, not your history. Stephen Covey
87. The same way one tells a recipe, one tells a family history. Each one of us has our past locked inside. Laura Esquivel
88. The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. Mark Twain
89. History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. Abba Eban
90. Most inventions are based on some prior history. Ralph Baer
91. The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people. Benito Mussolini
92. History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. Winston S. Churchill
93. If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. Michael Crichton
94. People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't. Christopher Paolini
95. Study the past if you would define the future. Confucius
96. History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. James Joyce
97. History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoléon Bonaparte
98. Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Edmund Burke
99. History, in general, only informs us what bad government is. Thomas Jefferson
100. If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. Rudyard Kipling
101. History is written by the winners. Napoléon Bonaparte
102. There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good. Stephen Colbert
103. Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. H.G. Wells
104. The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know. Harry Truman
105. You have to know the past to understand the present. Carl Sagan
106. History written in pencil is easily erased, but crayon is forever. Emilie Autumn
107. Live out of your imagination, not your history. Stephen R. Covey
108. History fondly remembers those who meet expectations but is written by a few who exceed them. Faisal Khosa
109. History honors the unique minority the majority cannot forget. Suzy Kassem
110. History would be a revelation of the future as much as it was a study of the past. Arundhati Roy
111. History existed to be retold, with more panache but not necessarily greater accuracy. Stacy Schiff
112. Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it; those who fail to learn history correctly – why they are simply doomed. Achem Dro'hm

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