History Quotes

35 History Quotes By Famous People

History is the study of the past, specifically the people, societies, events, and problems of the past as well as our challenges to understand them. History is important to our life because we do not use history only to study the past but also to know more about moving forward learning from the past. These history quotes will inspire us to understand the meaning of history better. Learning history is important, history teaches us great lessons, it helps us in understanding how to combat life moving forward.

History broadens our knowledge, letting us know and understand the values, the cultures. It also informs us about the present and the past. Knowledge of history is the key to understanding how to better the future.

History Quotes

35 History Quotes 

  1. “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Mark Twain
  2. “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
  3. “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.” Virginia Woolf
  4. “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell
  5. “Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.” Zadie Smith

  6. “The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.” Franz Kafka
  7. “History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.” Will Durant
  8. “You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.” Jawaharlal Nehru
  9. “History is a race between education and catastrophe.” G. Wells
  10. “History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.” Johan Huizinga

  11. “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Maya Angelou
  12. “The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?” Katharine Anthony
  13. “What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.” Victor Hugo
  14. “The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor?” David McCullough
  15. “A generation which ignores history has no past – and no future.” Robert A. Heinlein

  16. “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” Mahatma Gandhi
  17. “History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.” Konrad Adenauer
  18. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
  19. “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Thomas Jefferson
  20. “History is a vast early warning system.” Norman Cousins

  21. “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” James Baldwin
  22. “History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.” Alexis de Tocqueville
  23. “History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.” John Dalberg-Acton
  24. “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.” Aldous Huxley
  25. “The best history doesn’t just sit behind a glass case; it helps us to understand what’s outside the case.” Barack Obama

  26. “The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.” Woodrow Wilson
  27. “We cannot escape history.” Abraham Lincoln
  28. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” GEORGE SANTAYANA
  29. “History is like a bloodstain that keeps on showing on the wall no matter how many new owners take possession, no matter how many times we paint over it.” PETER CAREY
  30. “And history with all her volumes vast, Hath but one page.” LORD BYRON

  31. History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” Napoleon Bonaparte
  32. “History never looks like history when you are living through it.” John W. Gardner
  33. “There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.” William Halsey
  34. “History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.” Percy Bysshe Shelley
  35. “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” Winston Churchill

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