Quotes of Top 35 Most Popular History Quotes

History Quotes

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

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
Steve Maraboli

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
George Orwell

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

People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't.
Christopher Paolini

Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.
Zadie Smith

I was alive when the Dead Sea was just a lake that was feeling a little poorly.
Cassandra Clare

We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.
Chuck Palahniuk

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. 

History never really says goodbye. History says, 'See you later.' 
Eduardo Galeano

We are not makers of history. We are made by history. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. 
Karl Marx

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. 
Thomas Jefferson

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. 
George Santayana

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. 
Harry S Truman

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. 
George Washington

All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds. 
Richard Brautigan

I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it. 
Kanye West

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies. Alexis de Tocqueville

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. 
Mark Twain

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. 
James A. Baldwin

The history of liberty is a history of resistance. 
Woodrow Wilson

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. Warren Buffett

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. 
Lord Acton

Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. 
Edmund Burke

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. 
Arthur C. Clarke

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

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. 
Margaret Thatcher

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. 
Henry Adams

History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.
James Fenimore Cooper

The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.
Oscar Wilde

History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
James Joyce

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius

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

Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
Edmund Burke


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