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

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

History is a race between education and catastrophe.

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.

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.

History is a vast early warning system.

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.

History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.

History is but a kind of Newgate calendar, a register of the crimes and miseries that man has inflicted on his fellowman.

History is but the development and revelation of providence.

History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy.

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.

History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we made today.

History is neither more nor less than biography on a large scale.

History is not an escalator.

History is not, as it was once regarded, merely a liberal pursuit in which men found wholesome food for the imagination and sympathies; but now is a department of serious scientific investigation. - We study it in the hope of giving new precision, definiteness, and solidity to the principles of political science.

History is something that never happened, written by a man who wasn't there.

History is the first distinct product of man's spiritual nature, his earliest expression of what can be called thought.

History is the glass through which we may behold, with ancestral eyes, not only the various deeds of past ages and the old accidents that attend them, but also discern the different humors of men.

History is the story of events, with praise or blame.


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