Here you will find quotes on history that provide inspirational insight into aspects of our past. The interesting thing about history is that it is more often reinterpreted with each new age rather than only reflect one view in time. History is what we make everyday although we won't know what is said or recorded until much later. The best history written is one that seeks to assist others rather than do harm.
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While some may think that the history of slavery is a picture of the past, there are many countries today that practice it in several different forms. Slavery isn't in the past, it has only been renamed. Byron Pulsifer
False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news. Adrienne Rich
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. Aldous Huxley
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. Benjamin Disraeli
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
We can learn from history how past generations thought and acted, how they responded to the demands of their time and how they solved their problems. We can learn by analogy, not by example, for our circumstances will always be different than theirs were. The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone. They foreclose the possibility of making other choices and thus they determine future events. Gerda Lerner
History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today. Henry Ford
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it. Oscar Wilde