History Quotes

Life is a rich literature. We are only writing the history of our time.
– Lailah Gifty Akita

In the history of mankind, no single person yet has learned to swim by having the strokes explained. At some point, they dive in.
– Charles Martin

History didn’t always predict the future. You had to live it one day at a time to find out what happened next.
– Wade Kelly

We ought to know the history of our ancient ancestors.
– Lailah Gifty Akita

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.
– Edward Gibbon

Histhry is a post mortem examination. It tellsye what a counthry died iv. But I’d like to know what it lived iv.
– Mr. Dooley

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
– Will Durant

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
– George Bernard

False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news.
– Adrienne Rich

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
– Gustave Flaubert

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
– George Santayana

Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
– Oscar Wilde

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

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
– Plato

History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
– Thucydides

Well behaved women rarely make history.
– Laurel Thatcher

History is the distillation of rumour.
– Thomas Carlyle

One faces the future with one’s past.
– Pearl S. Buck

Patriotism ruins history.
– Goethe