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273 History Quotes

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.

David C. McCullough Quotes

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What want these outlaws conquerors should have But History's purchased page to call them great?

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 48)

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History is something that never happened, written by a man who wasn't there.

Anon. Quotes

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Most history is a record of the triumphs, disasters, and follies of top people. The black hole in it is the way of life of mute, inglorious men and women who make no nuisance of themselves in the world.

Philip Howard Quotes

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The people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally.

Saki Quotes

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There is no life that does not contribute to history.

Dorothy West Quotes

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History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history.

Clarence Darrow Quotes

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The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

Woodrow Wilson Quotes

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The causes of events are ever more interresting than the events themselves.

Cicero Quotes

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The game of History is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of thr majority in the middle.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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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 Quotes

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We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.

Nathanael Greene Quotes

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History is philosophy learned from examples.

Dionysius Of Halicarnassus Quotes

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How many pens are broken, how many ink bottles consumed, to write about things that have never happened.

The Talmud Quotes

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The function of posterity is to look after itself.

Dylan Thomas Quotes

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France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.

Francois Mitterrand Quotes

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History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes

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How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?

Charles de Gaulle Quotes

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Many are always praising the by-gone time, for it is natural that the old should extol the days of their youth; the weak, the time of their strength; the sick, the season of their vigor; and the disappointed, the spring-tide of their hopes.

Caleb Bingham Quotes

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The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?

Gerald R. Ford Quotes

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One of the lessons of history is that 'nothing' is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Will Durant Quotes

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What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.

Oliver Cromwell Quotes

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The men who make history have not time to write it.

Metternich Quotes

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Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

Herodotus Quotes

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