Popular Quotes and Sayings about History

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. ~Sir Winston Churchill

History never looks like history when you are living through it. ~John W. Gardner

Some people make headlines while others make history. ~Philip Elmer-DeWitt

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. ~Colin Powell

For four-fifths of our history, our planet was populated by pond scum. ~J. W. Schopf

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. ~E. F. Schumacher

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. ~George Bernard Shaw

History is the short trudge from Adam to atom. ~Leonard Louis Levinson

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. ~Abba Eban