50 Famous History Quotes, Sayings, Quotations & Slogans

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Famous History Quotes

Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history. – Aldous Huxley

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

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars. – Aristotle

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Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake. – William James

A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world. – Alan Watts

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way. – Alan Watts

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it – aliens. – Alan Watts

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. – Albert Camus

To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn’t everything. – Albert Camus

Best History Quotes

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.. – Albert Schweitzer

De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history. – Aldous Huxley

From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn. – Aldous Huxley

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

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. – Alexander Pope

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. – Alexander the Great

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies. – Ambrose Bierce

Historian – a broad-gauge gossip. – Ambrose Bierce

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. – Ambrose Bierce

The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations. – Ambrose Bierce

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit. – Ansel Adams

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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. – Aristotle

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that. – Arthur Ashe

Great History Quotes

Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly. – Arthur Schopenhauer

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. – Ayn Rand

Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism. – Benito Mussolini

It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do. – Benito Mussolini

The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people. – Benito Mussolini

Assassination has never changed the history of the world. – Benjamin Disraeli

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. – Benjamin Disraeli

The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven. – Benjamin Disraeli

Do unto others, then run. – Benny Hill

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic. – Bertrand Russell

I was the Marlon Brando of my generation. – Bette Davis

With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn’t consider dying. – Bette Davis

Famous History Quotes

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. – C. S. Lewis

Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time. – C. S. Lewis

If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it. – Calvin Coolidge

Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood? – Carl Jung

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out. – Carl Sagan

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. – Charles Darwin

I don’t think we handled the aftermath of the fall of Baghdad as well as we might have. But that’s now history. – Colin Powell

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning. – Dag Hammarskjold

The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it. – Dag Hammarskjold

Popular History Quotes

Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict. – Dag Hammarskjold

It’s a very good historical book about history. – Dan Quayle

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. – Dan Quayle

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The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. I mean in this century’s history. But we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century. – Dan Quayle

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting. – Dave Barry

The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire. – Dave Barry

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