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273 History Quotes

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

Woodrow Wilson Quotes

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Mythology: the body of a primitive people's beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deitits and so forth, as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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History is the devil's scripture.

Lord Byron Quotes

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History is a vast early warning system.

Norman Cousins Quotes

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When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.

Eugene V. Debs Quotes

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History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes.

Paul Eldridge Quotes

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History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

Anatole France Quotes

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History never looks like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always feels uncomfortable.

John W. Gardner Quotes

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History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.

Edward Gibbon Quotes

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We will hereafter believe less history than ever, now that we have seen how it is made.

Don Herold 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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The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.

Randall Jarrell Quotes

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There is no wisdom equal to that which comes after the event.

Geraldine Jewsbury Quotes

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Throughout history females have picked providers. males have picked anything.

Margaret Mead Quotes

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Throughout history the world has been laid waste to ensure the triumph of conceptions that are now as dead as the men that died for them.

Henry De Montherlant Quotes

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History -- its what those bitter old men write.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Quotes

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Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Ovid Quotes

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History is the study of lies, anyway, because no witness ever recalls events with total accuracy, not even eyewitnesses.

Nancy Pickard Quotes

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The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been "great changes.".

Marcel Proust Quotes

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Don't brood on what's past, but never forget it either.

Thomas H. Raddall Quotes

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Every historian discloses a new horizon.

George Sand Quotes

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The world's history is constant, like the laws of nature, and simple, like the souls of men. The same conditions continually produce the same results.

Friedrich von Schiller Quotes

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The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent.

Stendhal Quotes

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History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past.

A.j.p. Taylor Quotes

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The certainties of one age are the problems of the next.

Richard H. Tawney Quotes

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