History Quotes

I was France.
- Charles de Gaulle
Strip malls are history.
- Jeff Bezos
Time is my greatest enemy.
- Evita Peron
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I came, I saw, I conquered.
- Julius Caesar
History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford
Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes
History develops, art stands still.
- E. M. Forster
Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
- H. L. Mencken
World history is a court of judgment.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Memoirs are the backstairs of history.
- George Meredith
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I am responsible only to God and history.
- Francisco Franco
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
- Karl Marx
In Jewish history there are no coincidences.
- Elie Wiesel
The history of colonisation cannot disappear.
- Claire Denis
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- Edward R. Murrow
The nation was awakened by that deafening shot.
- Corazon Aquino
A war still rages over the legacy of the 1960s.
- Camille Paglia
That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
- Henry Adams
We learned the value of research in World War II.
- Amar Bose
History shows that there are no invincible armies.
- Joseph Stalin
Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
- H. L. Mencken
I'm focused on being the best, making history.
- Canelo Alvarez
It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle
History is the story of events, with praise or blame.
- Cotton Mather
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus
Art history is littered with work that involves light.
- James Turrell
I've got a history in my life of difficult times.
- James Nesbitt
You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien
I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
- Alexander Smith
History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee
This is an exciting time. A new chapter in our history.
- John Barth
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow
The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
- Aleister Crowley
Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me.
- Fidel Castro
Their free verse was no form at all, yet it made history.
- John Crowe Ransom
History is so subjective. The teller of it determines it.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda
I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it.
- Kanye West
When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron
90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
- Colin Powell
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
- Karl Marx
The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.
- Edwin Powell Hubble
History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.
- Lawrence Durrell
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin
The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people.
- Benito Mussolini
To understand a science, it is necessary to know its history.
- Auguste Comte
I am fascinated by history and particularly the Victorian era.
- Annie Lennox
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana
It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.
- Corazon Aquino
History is nothing if not an epic tale of missed opportunities.
- Graydon Carter
World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer
History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner
If you will read again what is written, you will see how it was.
- Black Elk
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
- Henry James
In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car.
- Lawrence Summers
I have a long-standing history of respecting artists' wishes.
- Al Yankovic
It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein
The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.
- Jacques Chirac
Throughout history, story telling was at the very beginning of life.
- Anthony Horowitz
There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.
- Harry S Truman
Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton
We awoke one morning in September, and the world lurched on its axis.
- Jeb Bush
Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
- A. J. P. Taylor
History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
- Lord Acton
The world at night, for much of history, was a very dark place indeed.
- Bill Bryson
The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend.
- Byron White
Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
- Dante Alighieri
It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James
We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
- John F. Kennedy
Today's headlines and history's judgment are rarely the same.
- Condoleezza Rice
Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind.
- Adam Weishaupt
The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown
Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.
- Ibrahim Babangida
On the day when man told the story of his life to man, history was born.
- Alfred de Vigny
Auschwitz will forever remain the black hole of the entire human history.
- Isaac Herzog
Our language, history, and civilization shine out across every continent.
- Emmanuel Macron
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
- Arnold J. Toynbee
The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
- Jessamyn West
I promised her an interesting life and good food, and the rest is history.
- Bob Ehrlich
My lifestyle is a consequence of my wounds. I'm the son of my history.
- Jose Mujica
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
History never really says goodbye. History says, 'See you later.'
- Eduardo Galeano
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius
Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us.
- George W. Bush
The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.
- Franz Kafka
Most of the best music in American history was made by people with no options.
- Isaac Brock
Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
- Anwar Sadat
The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.
- Karl Marx
I have always believed that every great city in history needs a vibrant center.
- Eli Broad
Considering our history, I can think of nothing more American than an immigrant.
- Conor Oberst
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
- Daniel Libeskind
The way you 'take history' is also a way of 'making history.'
- Erik Erikson
I believe for the first time in history, entrepreneurship is now a viable career.
- Eric Ries
Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.
- Jefferson Davis
History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville
Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence.
- Adam Grant
I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
- Herbert Hoover
Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history.
- David Chang
Life moves fast. As much as you can learn from your history, you have to move forward.
- Eddie Vedder
The history of nations shows that words are not always immediately followed by action.
- Gustav Stresemann
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
History will dictate what my legacy is. And 'maverick' is fine, because I am.
- Al Davis