History quotes

I came, I saw, I conquered.
Julius Caesar

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
George Washington

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is ‘Delete.’
– Elayne Boosler

The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.
– Debi Mazar

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatcher

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
Richard Nixon

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
Martin Luther

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Maya Angelou

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.
Winston Churchill

If you look back in history of the women who are most memorable and most stylish, they were never the followers of fashion. They were the ones who were unique in their style, breakers of the rules. They were authentic, genuine, original. They were not following the trends.
– Nina Garcia

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
– Marcus Garvey

If anyone thinks they’d rather be in a different part of history, they’re probably not a very good student of history. Life sucked in the old days. People knew very little, and you were likely to die at a young age of some horrible disease. You’d probably have no teeth by now. It would be particularly awful if you were a woman.
Elon Musk

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

With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.
Abraham Lincoln

Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.
Benito Mussolini

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
– George Santayana

All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds.
– Richard Brautigan

The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity – or it will move apart.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
Christopher Columbus

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.
Harry S. Truman

Legend remains victorious in spite of history.
– Sarah Bernhardt

In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.
Friedrich Nietzsche

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
Virginia Woolf

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
John F. Kennedy

History isn’t just the story of bad people doing bad things. It’s quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.
C. S. Lewis

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

History proves that the white man is a devil.
Malcolm X

History is nothing if not an epic tale of missed opportunities.
– Graydon Carter

History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.’
– Eduardo Galeano

The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
Stephen Hawking

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Robert Kennedy

The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
Woodrow Wilson

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
– Hermann Hesse

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
H. L. Mencken

I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
– James A. Baldwin

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Desmond Tutu

I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.
– Emilia Fox

The way you ‘take history’ is also a way of ‘making history.’
– Erik Erikson

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
George Orwell

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

History is a vast early warning system.
Norman Cousins

History is written by the victors.
Winston Churchill

Rome – the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
– George Eliot