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Top 40 History Quotes (2023 Update)

History Quotes: “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
History Quotes: “History is not was, it is.” — William Faulkner
History Quotes: “History never repeats itself. Man always does.” — Voltaire
History Quotes: “History does not belong to us; we belong to it.” — Hans-Georg Gadamer
History Quotes: “If all human beings understood history, they might cease making the same stupid mistakes over and over.” — Isaac Asimov
History Quotes: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” — Rudyard Kipling
History Quotes: “History is an argument without end.” — Pieter Geyl
History Quotes: “History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.” — Kurt Vonnegut
History Quotes: “You can’t be neutral on a moving train.” — Howard Zinn
History Quotes: “History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.” — W.H. Auden
History Quotes: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner
History Quotes: “Don’t confuse the truth with the opinion of the majority.” — Jean Cocteau
History Quotes: “I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.” — Marie Curie
History Quotes: “History always has a few tricks up its frayed sleeve. It’s been around a long time.” — Terry Pratchett
History Quotes: “He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
History Quotes: “There is no history of how bad became better.” — Henry David Thoreau
History Quotes: “The greatest historian should also be a great moralist. It is no proof of impartiality to treat wickedness and goodness on the same level.” — Theodore Roosevelt
History Quotes: “First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
History Quotes: “History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley
History Quotes: “The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.” — William James
History Quotes: “The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.” — Mark Twain
History Quotes: “Happy people have no history.” — Leo Tolstoy
History Quotes: “Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past.” — Sigmund Freud
History Quotes: “History is a bath of blood.” — William James
History Quotes: “You must always know the past, for there is no real Was, there is only Is.” — William Faulkner
History Quotes: “All history was at first oral.” — Samuel Johnson
History Quotes: “History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” — James Joyce
History Quotes: “The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” — Ernesto Che Guevara
History Quotes: “Never, ever rest on your laurels. Today’s laurels are tomorrow’s compost.” — Tom Peters
History Quotes: “All our knowledge is symbolic.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
History Quotes: “Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations.” — Aldous Huxley
History Quotes: “If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.” — George Eliot
History Quotes: “Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.” — Indira Gandhi
History Quotes: “We had to do what we had to do – Britain is great again.” — Margaret Thatcher
History Quotes: “Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.” — William Butler Yeats
History Quotes: “The future has a way of arriving unannounced.” — George F. Will
History Quotes: “Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” — Frank Herbert
History Quotes: “If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.” — Margaret Mead
History Quotes: “Do what you will, this world’s a fiction and is made up of contradiction.” — William Blake
History Quotes: “All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune-make for a finer, nobler type of manhood.” — Theodore Roosevelt
History Quotes: “Purely historical thought is nihilistic; it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history.” — Albert Camus
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