History Quotes

"Education is not memorizing that Hitler killed 6million jews.Education is ...

"Education is not memorizing that Hitler killed 6million jews.Education is understanding how millions of ordinary Germans were convinced that it was required. Education is learning how to spot the signs of history repeating itself."
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"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is huma...

"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." - Oscar Wilde
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"We had created an inferno beyond the wildest i...

"We had created an inferno beyond the wildest imaginings of Dante"- B 29 pilot after firebombing Tokyo in the deadliest bombing raid in human history
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Aside from battles, the history of nations seemed to consist of nothing b...

Aside from battles, the history of nations seemed to consist of nothing but powerless old poops like myself, heavily medicated and vaguely beloved in the long ago, coming to kiss the boots of young psychopaths. ...Kurt Vonnegut
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"The worst pandemic in modern history was the Spanish flu of ...

"The worst pandemic in modern history was the Spanish flu of 1918, which killed tens of millions of people. Today, with how interconnected the world is, it would spread faster." -Bill Gates
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Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, an...

Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering. - Nicole Krauss, The History of Love -
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โ€œHere are young women with more opportunities, more liberties than almost any ...

โ€œHere are young women with more opportunities, more liberties than almost any women in history and at that moment we tell them theyโ€™re short-changed silenced victims of a patriarchy? Itโ€™s defeatist and demoralising.โ€ โ€• Christina Hoff Sommers
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"There's an old saying about those...

"There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good." โ€” Stephen Colbert
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โ€œIt may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great trium...

โ€œIt may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.โ€ - Neil Gaiman, Good Omens
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"When a man farewells this world, all He's got left is his story....

"When a man farewells this world, all He's got left is his story. Don't leave it for the English to tell it. They'll only fuck it up and steal the proceeds" - Harry Power, True History of The Kelly Gang
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โ€œThe only thing new in th...

โ€œThe only thing new in this world is the history you havenโ€™t read.โ€ -- Harry Truman
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"People without the knowledge of thei...

"People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like a tree without roots" -Marcus Garvey
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"The thing about black history is that t...

"The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up." - Henry Louis Gates
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For the first time in history, we can track the evolution o...

For the first time in history, we can track the evolution of a pandemic real-time... Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation a unpredictable behavior. ...Margaret Chan
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โ€œUntil the lions have their own hist...

โ€œUntil the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.โ€ -Chinua Achebe
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โ€œPeople are usually afraid of change because they fear ...

โ€œPeople are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant of history is that everything changes.โ€ โ€• Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus
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"We don't need war for u...

"We don't need war for us to realize that we need peace." - My History Teacher
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No one in history has eve...

No one in history has ever been insulted into agreement. -Professor Arthur Brooks
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โ€œWhat experience and history teach is this -- that people an...

โ€œWhat experience and history teach is this -- that people and governments never have learned anything from history or acted on principles derived from it.โ€ -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Each nanosecond of history branc...

Each nanosecond of history branches off into an infinite amount of parallel universes. ...Pete Carroll
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Yesterday is history. Tomorr...

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is Mystery. Today is a gift, thatโ€™s why itโ€™s called Present.
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โ€œSometimes, contrary to Marx, history repe...

โ€œSometimes, contrary to Marx, history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then not as farce but as tragedy again.โ€ -- George Will (2018)
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"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, w...

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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โ€œOnly persons really changed history are those wh...

โ€œOnly persons really changed history are those who changed menโ€™s thinking about themselves. Hitler as well as Jesus, Stalin as well as Buddha.โ€ -Malcolm X
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"Indeed, history is nothin...

"Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes." โ€” Voltaire
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"Education is not memorizing that Hitler killed 6million jews.Education is ...

"Education is not memorizing that Hitler killed 6million jews.Education is understanding how millions of ordinary Germans were convinced that it was required. Education is learning how to spot the signs of history repeating itself."
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โ€œUntil the lions have their own hist...

โ€œUntil the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.โ€ โ€• Chinua Achebe
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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a m...

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That's why they call it the present. - Master Oogway
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"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge โ€” myth is more potent tha...

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge โ€” myth is more potent than history โ€” dreams are more powerful than facts โ€” hope always triumphs over experience โ€” laughter is the cure for grief โ€” love is stronger than death. " -Robert Fulghum
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"the difference between drug...

"the difference between drugs and medicine is in who sells it to you" โ€” my history teacher
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"History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser...

"History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books - books which glorify their own causes and disparage the conquered foe." - Dan Brown, The da Vinci code
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โ€Madam Speaker, I think when the history of this time is written, it will record t...

โ€Madam Speaker, I think when the history of this time is written, it will record that when my colleagues found they lacked the courage to stand up to this unethical president, they consoled themselves by attacking those who did.โ€ - Adam Schiff 12/18/19
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We are witnessing a pivotal malice to our f...

We are witnessing a pivotal malice to our forefathers intentions - the most gross overreach of any party in history - Constitutionalists
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"For four-fifths of our his...

"For four-fifths of our history, our planet was populated by pond scum." โ€” J. W. Schopf
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โ€œHistory is a pack of lies about ev...

โ€œHistory is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who werenโ€™t there.โ€ โ€•George Santayana
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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a ...

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today, is a gift, thatโ€™s why itโ€™s called the present- master oogway
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"Human history becomes more a...

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." โ€” H. G. Wells
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"For most of histo...

"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman." Virginia Woolf
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"History does not re...

"History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes." - Margaret Atwood
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"COMMIT TO SOMETHING!" -...

"COMMIT TO SOMETHING!" -- every football coach in history ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ
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โ€œWhat experience and history teaches us is that people and ...

โ€œWhat experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.โ€ โ€• Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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"Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of ...

"Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions. " -John Kennedy
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โ€œSocialism never took root in America because the poor see th...

โ€œSocialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.โ€ โ€”Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress
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The writing of history is largely a process of divers...

The writing of history is largely a process of diversion. Most historical accounts distract attention from the secret influences behind great events. ...Frank Herbert
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a myster...

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present." ~Bil Keane and แดนแตƒหขแต—แต‰สณ แดผแต’แตสทแตƒสธ
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โ€œThat men do not learn very much from the lesso...

โ€œThat men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all lessons that history had to teach us.โ€ Aldous Huxley (1959)
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I try not to think about legacy because it is all ยญfolly. If you stu...

I try not to think about legacy because it is all ยญfolly. If you study history, even recent history, you'll find many people who were quite significant in their time but are completely forgotten. ...Steve Martin
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"That men do not learn very much from the...

"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley
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โ€œHistory is a set ...

โ€œHistory is a set of lies agreed upon.โ€ โ€• Napoleon Bonaparte
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There are no happy endings...

There are no happy endings in history, only crisis points that pass. ...Isaac Asimov
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Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you...

Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction. ...Ray Bradbury
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โ€œA day like today is not a day for soundbites, we can leave those at ...

โ€œA day like today is not a day for soundbites, we can leave those at home, but I feel the hand of history upon our shoulderโ€ โ€” Tony Blair, at a press conference during the negotiations for the Good Friday Agreement
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It also occurred to him that throughout history, humankind has told two stories...

It also occurred to him that throughout history, humankind has told two stories: the story of a lost ship sailing the Mediterranean seas in quest of a beloved isle, and the story of a god who allows himself to be crucified on Golgotha. - Borges
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"In the 21st century, de...

"In the 21st century, deleting history has become more important than making it"
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When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love h...

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always. Mahatma Gandhi
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"History doesn't re...

"History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes." -Mark Twain
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"I donโ€™t know where the limits are, but I wou...

"I donโ€™t know where the limits are, but I would like to go there" - Eliud Kipchoge (1st man in history to run a marathon in less than 2 hours)
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"The best things in history are acco...

"The best things in history are accomplished by people who get "tired of being shoved around."" -- Robert Heinlein
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If history teaches us one lesson, it is those who adapt will survive, and those who fight tooth ...

If history teaches us one lesson, it is those who adapt will survive, and those who fight tooth and nail for the status quo will flounder when the world invariably changes. If many smart people say that something โ€œis the futureโ€, it is generally worthwhile to try to figure out why. โ€” Tim Urban
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โ€œYesterday is history, tomorrow is a m...

โ€œYesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present.โ€ - Master Oogway
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โ€œCivilization is t...

โ€œCivilization is the history of conspiracy.โ€ - Edward Snowden
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"History is indeed little more than ...

"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." โ€” Edward Gibbon
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โ€œThere is one quote that helped me through which was โ€˜Yesterda...

โ€œThere is one quote that helped me through which was โ€˜Yesterday is history, tomorrowโ€™s a mystery and todayโ€™s a gift,โ€™ he said. โ€œIt may be from Kung Fu Panda but it is how I feel.โ€ -Byron Geldard
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"History is the version of past...

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon." โ€” Napoleon Bonaparte
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โ€œPain can be both history...

โ€œPain can be both history teacher and fortune teller ๐Ÿ”ฎ - blind lady in dead pool
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โ€œYesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and ...

โ€œYesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why today is called the presentโ€( from kung fu panda but still a real good quote)
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Donโ€™t let history make you, make hi...

Donโ€™t let history make you, make history. โ€” Dunno if anyone famous has said this, but I came up with it one day
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"Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers....

"Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way." ~Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park
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"Human history is written in a litany of...

"Human history is written in a litany of blood shed over differing opinions of government and afterlife." -Legion, Mass Effect 2
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"Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, driv...

"Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic." - Bertrand Russell
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"I am become Death, destroyer of worlds." -- J...

"I am become Death, destroyer of worlds." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atomic bomb) after witnessing the first nuclear test in history.
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"No man could write...

"No man could write a story half so sad as the history of man."
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"Its funny to think that the way in which we 'mentally time trave...

"Its funny to think that the way in which we 'mentally time travel' into the past is with history. However, the way in which we 'mentally time travel' into the future is by Science Fiction." - u/Progetto
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"It only takes a few fake s...

"It only takes a few fake stories in history to make the future built on lies." - Unknown
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โ€œWithout question, the greatest invention in the history of manki...

โ€œWithout question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.โ€ โ€• Dave Barry
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โ€œLove is the whole history of ...

โ€œLove is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's.โ€ โ€• Madame de Stael
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"Sew one button, doesn't make u a tailor; cook o...

"Sew one button, doesn't make u a tailor; cook one meal, doesn't make u a chef; but f" one horse and u r a horsef*er for all of history..." - Elon Musk
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โ€œDifficulty is the e...

โ€œDifficulty is the excuse history never accepts.โ€ -Edward R. Murrow
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โ€œThere are meaningful warnings which history gives a threate...

โ€œThere are meaningful warnings which history gives a threatened or perishing society. Such are, for instance, the decadence of art, or a lack of great statesmen.โ€ ~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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