• History doesn't repeat itself. But it does rhyme.
    Mark Twain

      American Author - Died 1910

  • Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
    Theodore Roosevelt

      Former US President - Died 1919

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

      American writer - Died 1914

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

      One of the Founding Fathers of the USA - Died 1826

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

      Spanish writer - Died 1952

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

      Former French statesman - Died 1821

  • There is a history in all men's lives.
    William Shakespeare

      English poet and playwright - Died 1616

  • 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 F Kennedy

      Former US Attorney General - Died 1968

  • Well behaved women rarely make history.
    Marilyn Monroe

      American actress - Died 1962

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

      British politician, army officer, and writer - Died 1965

  • History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny.
    Thomas Jefferson

      One of the Founding Fathers of the USA - Died 1826

  • History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
    Martin Luther King Jr

      American Baptist minister and activist - Died 1968

  • In the long term, we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect.
    Richard Nixon

      Former US President - Died 1994

  • The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
    Mark Twain

      American Author - Died 1910

  • History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
    Maya Angelou

      American writer and activist - Died 2014