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Quotes About History

History is a mighty drama, enacted upon the theatre of time, with suns for lamps, and eternity for a background. ~ Thomas Carlyle

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

Human history is in essence a history of ideas. ~ H. G. Wells

History is philosophy teaching by examples. ~ Dionysius

The knowledge gained from history is the truest education and training for political action. ~ Polybius

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. ~ H. G. Wells

The kind of events that once took place by human nature take place again. ~ Thucydides

We are ancients of the earth,
And in the morning of the times. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Read no history, nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The time for extracting a lesson from history is ever at hand for those who are wise. ~ Desmosthenes

We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present. ~ Adlai Stevenson

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Life is not dated merely by years. Events are sometimes the best calendars. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

A people without history is like wind on the buffalo grass. ~ Sioux Proverb

HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

But what experience and history teach is this—that peoples and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy. ~ James A. Garfield

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