23 Best Quotes About History To Define Your Future

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Are you looking for some past motivation? Stay motivated with the help of the below history quotes.

Best Quotes About History

1. “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” ― Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

2. “My history defines who I am.” ― Simone Elkeles

3. “History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.” ― James Fenimore Cooper

4. “Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius

5. “History, like human life, is at once incredibly fast and agonizingly slow.” ― John Green

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6. “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

7. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” ― Steve Maraboli

8. “We shall go down in history as the greatest statesmen of all time,or as the greatest criminals” ― Joseph Goebbels

9. “And history has proven repeatedly that lunatics will rise to power again and again on tidal waves of aggressive nationalism and intolerance, even in places where it seems utterly incomprehensible.” ― Dan Brown

10. “History! Read it and weep!” ― Kurt Vonnegut

11. “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” ― Michael Crichton

12. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” ― James Baldwin

13. “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ― George Orwell

14. “History does not always repeat itself. Sometimes it just yells, ‘Can’t you remember anything I told you?’ and lets fly with a club.” ― John W. Campbell Jr.

15. “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” ― Mark Twain

16. “History is a set of lies agreed upon.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

17. “Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History, huh? Bet we could make some.” ― Casey McQuiston

18. “Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.” ― Angela Carter

19. “History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.” ― Ian Fleming

20. “To hell with the truth! As the history of the world proves, the truth has no bearing on anything. It’s irrelevant and immaterial, as the lawyers say. The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober.” ― Eugene O’Neill

21. “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” ― George Bernard Shaw

22. “History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?” ― Dan Brown

23. “Human beings of any age need to approve of themselves; the bad times in history come when they cannot.” ― Barbara W. Tuchma

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