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Sunday, 19 November 2017
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"When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness." (Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - Truth)

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Browse Quotations about History and Historians

 
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future. - (Heinlein, Robert - History and Historians)
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A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history. - (Ryan, Abram Joseph - History and Historians)
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A page of history is worth a pound of logic. - (Holmes, Oliver Wendell - History and Historians)
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An account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. - (Bierce, Ambrose - History and Historians)
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And having wisdom with each studious year, in meditation dwelt, with learning wrought, and shaped his weapon with an edge severe, sapping a solemn creed with solemn sneer. - (Byron, Lord - History and Historians)
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Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it. - (Wilde, Oscar - History and Historians)
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Caesar had perished from the world of men, had not his sword been rescued by his pen. - (Vaughan, Henry - History and Historians)
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Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads. - (Holmes, Oliver Wendell - History and Historians)
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Every time history repeats itself the price goes up. - (Unknown, Source - History and Historians)
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Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men. - (Chesterton, Gilbert K. - History and Historians)
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Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. - (Lincoln, Abraham - History and Historians)
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Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. - (Kennedy, Robert F. - History and Historians)
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For historians ought to be precise, truthful, and quite unprejudiced, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should cause them to swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depository of great actions, the witness of what is past, the example and instruction of the present, the monitor of the future. - (Cervantes, Miguel De - History and Historians)
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For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself. - (Churchill, Winston - History and Historians)
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From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us. - (Bonaparte, Napoleon - History and Historians)
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