200+ Best History Quotes And Sayings

The past always has a way of influencing the future. Perhaps it’s a good idea to read up on some history quotes. Whether you’re curious about the past, learning how to be more successful, or learning about the important moments in history, history quotes can be really helpful.

Sometimes I feel like we're a knot, too tangled to...
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Sometimes I feel like we're a knot, too tangled to be taken apart. Kiera Cass
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Isn’t it queer: there are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before; like the larks in this country, that have been singing the same five notes over for thousands of years. Willa Cather
Learning the truth has become my life's love.
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Learning the truth has become my life's love. Dan Brown
I am not a victim. No matter what I have...
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I am not a victim. No matter what I have been through, I'm still here. I have a history of victory. Steve Maraboli
It is better to fill your head with useless knowledge...
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It is better to fill your head with useless knowledge than no knowledge at all. Jim Hinckley
History will be kind to me for I intend to...
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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. Winston S. Churchill
People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't.
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People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't. Christopher Paolini
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from...
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We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. George Bernard Shaw
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If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone. Epictetus
All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks...
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All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. Friedrich Nietzsche
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How much evil throughout history could have been avoided had people exercised their moral acuity with convictional courage and said to the powers that be, 'No, I will not. This is wrong, and I don't care if you fire me, shoot me, pass me over for promotion, or call my mother, I will not participate in this unsavory activity.' Wouldn't world history be rewritten if just a few people had actually acted like individual free agents rather than mindless lemmings? . Joel Salatin
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural...
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Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. Francis Bacon
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War means fighting. The business of the soldier is to fight. Armies are not called out to dig trenches, to throw up breastworks, to live in camps, but to find the enemy and strike him; to invade his country, and do him all possible damage in the shortest possible time. This will involve great destruction of life and property while it lasts; but such a war will of necessity be of brief continuance, and so would be an economy of life and property in the end. . Stonewall Jackson
As individuals express their life, so they are.
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As individuals express their life, so they are. Karl Marx
This only is denied to God: the power to undo...
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This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past. Agathon
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[On Jason Mashak's book SALTY AS A LIP, as reviewed in The Prague Post:] Mashak amalgamates various national, historical and religious traditions into a myth-mash that illuminates many sects' fanatical compartmentalizing, and the fact that so many religions and philosophies share similar goals, if not roots. Stephan Delbos
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One of the main purposes of university education is to escape from the Zeitgeist, from the mean, narrow, provincial spirit which is constantly assuring us that we are at the peak of human achievement, that we stand on the edge of unprecedented prosperity or an unparalleled catastrophe; that the next summit conference is going to be the most fateful in history or that the leader of the day is either the greatest, or the most disastrous, of all time. It is a liberation of the spirit to acquire perspective, to recognize that every generation is confronted by problems of the utmost subjective urgency, but that an objective grading is probably impossible; to learn that the same moral predicaments and the same ideas have been explored before. One need read very little in political theory to become aware of recurrences and repetitions. Martin Wight
History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am...
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History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. James Joyce
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My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level. Michael H. Hart
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It’s hard to throw away history. It was like you were throwing away a part of yourself. Jenny Han