10 great quotations about history


1. “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill

2. “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” – James Arthur Baldwin

3. “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 Chrichton

4. “History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

5. “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana 

6. “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.” – Aldous Huxley

7. “The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.” – Mark Twain

8. “Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius

9. “History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

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

And a bonus quotation of unknown origin:

“Write a wise saying and your name will live forever” – Anonymous

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