History

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  • “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” ~ Edmund Burke
  • “History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.” ~ Winston Churchill
  • “History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~ John W. Gardner
  • “History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.” ~ Lord Acton
  • “History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  • “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” ~ Winston Churchill
  • “History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
  • “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” ~ H. G. Wells
  • “History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.” ~ Konrad Adenauer
  • “History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.” ~ George Santayana
  • “You have to look at history as an evolution of society.” ~ Jean Chretien
  • “History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  • “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~ Pearl Buck
  • “History is a novel for which the people is the author.” ~ Alfred de Vigny
  • “History: gossip well told.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  • “History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up.” ~ Voltaire
  • “History is man’s best guess as to what the past would look like if everything had happened in chronological order.” ~ Robert Brault
  • “History does not unfold: it piles up.” ~ Robert M. Adams
  • “History, as long as it continues to happen, is always another chance.” ~ R. Jackson Wilson
  • “History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” ~ David McCullough
  • “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~ Maya Angelou
  • “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~ George Santayana
  • “History isn’t about dates and places and wars. It’s about the people who fill the spaces between them.” ~ Jodi Picoult
  • “Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.” ~ Marge Piercy
  • “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” ~ Karl Marx
  • “A generation which ignores history has no past – and no future.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  • “Sometimes history takes things into its own hands.” ~ Thurgood Marshall

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