Favorite Quotations ~  History Is, 3 Short History of Nearly Everything

"To walk into history is to be free at once, to be at large among people." ~ Elizabeth Bowen

Daring to Begin, July 27, 2005

At times history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in man's unending search for freedom. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. ~ Edward R. Murrow

Each day is a drive through history. ~ Jim Morrison

Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up. ~ Ronald Wright

The greatest historian should also be a great moralist. It is no proof of impartiality to treat wickedness and goodness on the same level. ~ Theodore Roosevelt, 1912

If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one. ~ Albert Camus

George Orwell said, "Whoever controls the past controls the future," by which he meant that history is incredibly important in shaping the world view of the next generation of people. ~ Howard Zinn

What history teaches us is that we have never learned anything from it. ~ Georg Hegel

You can learn to be a better person from history. When you’ve seen what other people faced, you can take heart. ~ Philip Bigler, Teacher of the Year

Anyone can look for history in a museum. Creative explorers look for history in hardware stores. ~ Robert Wieder

Historical sense and poetic sense should not, in the end, be contradictory, for if poetry is the little myth we make, history is the big myth we live, and in our living, constantly remake. ~ Robert Penn Warren, Brother to Dragons

Pieter Geyl, the great Dutch historian, properly described history as “an argument without end.” ~ Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, American Heritage, Feb/March 1992

History is written by winners, so most history books are about people who win. ~ Harold S. Kushner, Overcoming Life's Disappointments

History is bunk. ~ Henry Ford

What is history but a fable agreed upon? ~ Napoléon Bonaparte

While we read history we make history. ~ George William Curtis

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