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History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.
Category: History Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

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History is philosophy teaching by examples.
Category: History Author: Thucydides

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People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them.
Category: History Author: James Baldwin

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The great eventful Present hides the Past; but through the din
Of its loud life hints and echoes from the life behind steal in.

Category: History Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

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Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
Category: History Source: African Proverb

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The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from.
Category: History Author: John Still

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All the ancient histories, as one of our wits say, are just fables that have been agreed upon.
Category: History Author: Voltaire

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We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
Category: History Author: Dick Gregory

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History is herstory, too.
Category: History Author: Author Unknown

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A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.
Category: History Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay

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History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.
Category: History Author: Winston Churchill

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History is a mighty dramos, enacted upon the theatre of times, with suns for lamps and eternity for a background.
Category: History Author: Thomas Carlyle

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History is a novel for which the people is the author.
Category: History Author: Alfred de Vigny

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History is a kind of introduction to more interesting people than we can possibly meet in our restricted lives; let us not neglect the opportunity.
Category: History Author: Dexter Perkins

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History was a trash bag of random coincidences torn open in a wind. Surely, Watt with his steam engine, Faraday with his electric motor, and Edison with his incandescent light bulb did not have it as their goal to contribute to a fuel shortage some day that would place their countries at the mercy of Arab oil.
Category: History Author: Joseph Heller

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Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.
Category: History Author: Herodotus

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History: gossip well told.
Category: History Author: Elbert Hubbard

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History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses.
Category: History Author: Charles Angoff

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If one could make alive again for other people some cobwebbed skein of old dead intrigues and breathe breath and character into dead names and stiff portraits. That is history to me!
Category: History Author: George Macaulay Trevelyan

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Historians are gossips who tease the dead.
Category: History Author: Voltaire Source: Scribbling Books

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