Importance of History Quotes and Sayings

{YBA} One great man William says, I, indeed, following the true law of history, have never set down any fact that I have not learned from trustworthy speakers or writers, William of Malmesbury.” Total collection of quotes about history, are unforgettable quotations.

“History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools:Ambrose Bierce.”

1. Arnold J. Toynbee
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.

2. Douglas MacArthur
Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.

3. Edward Kennedy
Dad, I’m in some trouble. There’s been an accident and you’re going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.

4. Margaret Thatcher
Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.

5. 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.

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

7. 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.

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

9. 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.

10. Napoleon Bonaparte
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

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

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

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