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History Quotes

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Charles Johnson

“You can’t escape history, or the needs and neuroses you’ve picked up like layers and layers of tartar on your teeth.” – Charles Johnson

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William Faulkner

“The past is never dead, it is not even past.” – William Faulkner

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Thucydides

“History is philosophy teaching by examples.” – Thucydides

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Arthur Wing Pinero

“I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.” – Arthur Wing Pinero

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Pearl Buck

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” – Pearl Buck

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Napoleon

“Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.” – Napoleon

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G.K. Chesterton

“In a world flagrant with the failures of civilization, what is there particularly immortal about our own?” – G.K. Chesterton

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Voltaire

“All the ancient histories, as one of our wits say, are just fables that have been agreed upon.” – Voltaire

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E. Stanley Jones

“A Rattlesnake, if Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is – a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites … Continue reading

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Historical Quotes and Sayings

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.” – African Proverb

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James Baldwin

“People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them.” – James Baldwin

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Winston Churchill

“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.” – Winston Churchill

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

“History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley