A collection of quotes on history.


"History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created."

William Morris


"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

Winston Churchill


“To hell with the truth! As the history of the world proves, the truth has no bearing on anything.

Eugene O'Neil


"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."

H.G. Wells


"Human history in essence is the history of ideas."

H.G. Wells


 “There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.”

Eugene O'Neil


"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."

Rudyard Kipling


“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.”

Karl Marx


"The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make."

William Morris


“The present is not so glorious but that I should wish to dwell a little in the past.”

Baroness Emma Orczy


“We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.”

John Buchan



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