312 Greatest Quotes About History

History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Mark Twain
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. George Washington
We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar. Charles Bukowski
There are so many figures in our history that did not believe they could make a change, and they did. Malala Yousafzai
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. Marcus Aurelius
There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible that in any profane history. Isaac Newton
Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always. Mahatma Gandhi
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. George Orwell
There's something quite exciting when you have a history with somebody and you see them do new and different things. Tim Burton
You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise! Maya Angelou
Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me. Fidel Castro
People from different parts of the world can respond to the same story if it says something to them about their own history and their own experience. Chinua Achebe
The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history. Oscar Wilde
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. George Bernard Shaw
The biggest difference between England and America is that England has history, while America has geography. Neil Gaiman
History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis. Robert Kiyosaki
All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. Friedrich Nietzsche
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know. George Eliot
You have to know the past to understand the present. Carl Sagan
I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history. Morgan Freeman
All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They've been used to start revolutions and to stop wars. Banksy
We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create. Chuck Palahniuk
If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. Aristotle
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. Mahatma Gandhi
Nothing is more difficult than trying to correct history. Myles Munroe
Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them. Victor Hugo
Revolutions are the locomotives of history. Karl Marx
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson
History is not history unless it is the truth. Abraham Lincoln
The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them. Queen Victoria
In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made it possible for the Confederacy to live four years. Chesty Puller
History is written by the winners. Napoleon Bonaparte
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals. Malcolm X
We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last. John F. Kennedy
We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today. Henry Ford
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. James Baldwin
Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar. George Eliot
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. Virginia Woolf
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine. Che Guevara
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all. James Baldwin
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. Aldous Huxley
Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy. Margaret Thatcher
If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell. Thomas Merton
You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall. Jawaharlal Nehru
There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made. Michelle Obama
I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. Pablo Picasso
I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge. Neil deGrasse Tyson