• 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.
    John F Kennedy

      Former US President - Died 1963

  • People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
    James A Baldwin

      American writer and activist - Died 1987

  • History never looks like history when you are living through it.
    John W Gardner

      Former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare - Died 2002

  • There are no extraordinary men... Just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
    William Halsey

      Former American Admiral - Died 1959

  • Perhaps in time, the so-called dark ages will be thought of as including our own.
    George C Lichtenberg

      German physicist, satirist, and anglophile - Died 1799

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

      English author - Died 1902

  • 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