History Quotes and Sayings by Famous Peoples

{YBA} The posted for serious persons who like reading a history quotations and genius people’s quotes. Here is lot of selection of quotes on history and background.

Louis D. Brandeis
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

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

Francois Mitterrand
France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.

Augustine Birrell
Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.

Augustine Birrell
Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

Samuel Butler
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.

H. L. Mencken
Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.

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

Alexis de Tocqueville
History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

George Santayana
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.

John F. Kennedy
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

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