Wednesday, 28 December 2011

10 Great History Quotes


History is... the men and women of the past talking and we overhearing their conversations.
(Anon)

There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world.
(Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher)

Stern accuracy in inquiring, bold imagination in expounding and filling up. These are the two pinions on which history soars - or flutters and wobbles.
(Thomas Carlyle, Scottish Historian)

To walk into history is to be free at once, to be at large among people.
(Elizabeth Bowen, Irish novelist)

The best benefit we derive from history is the enthusiasm which it excites.
(Goethe, German poet & dramatist)

History is but a picture of crimes and misfortunes.
(Voltaire, French writer)

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
(Karl Marx)

History shows that there are no invincible armies.
(Joseph Stalin)

History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
(Thomas Carlyle, Scottish Historian)

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
(Aldous Huxley, English writer)


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