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Historians are left forever chasing shadows, painfully aware of their inability ever to reconstruct a dead world in its completeness however thorough or revealing their documentation. We are doomed to be forever hailing someone who has just gone around the corner and out of earshot.
~ Simon Schama

 

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Historians are prophets with their face turned backward.
~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

 

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Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred; also to choose such an opportunity for writing as it may be lawful to think what they will, and write what they think, which is a rare happiness of the time.
~ Sir Walter Raleigh

 

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Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
~ Anatole France

 

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History is a better guide than good intentions.
~ Jeane Kirkpatrick

 

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History is a race between education and catastrophe.
~ H.G. Wells

 

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History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.
~ George Santayana

 

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History is but a confused heap of facts.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
~ Voltaire

 

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History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
~ Edward Gibbon

 

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History is more or less bunk.
~ Henry Ford

 

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History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead.
~ Voltaire

 

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History is one of the most remarkable things in our lives. The mere fact it occurred makes it remarkable.
~ Anonymous

 

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History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
~ Mark Twain

 

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History is the devil's scripture.
~ Lord Byron

 

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History is the distillation of rumor.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.
~ Philip Guedalla

 

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History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.
~ Clarence Darrow

 

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History tells us more than we want to know about what is wrong with man, and we can hardly turn a page in the daily press without learning the specific time, place, and name of evil. But perhaps the most pervasive evil of all rarely appears in the news. This evil, the waste of human potential, is particularly painful to recognize for it strikes our parents and children, our friends and brothers, ourselves.
~ George Leonard

 

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