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    Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.

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There is no life that does not contribute to history.

There is no life that does not contribute to history.

by Dorothy West Found in: History Quotes,
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It has been said that although God cannot alter the past, historians can --it is perhaps because they can be read more

It has been said that although God cannot alter the past, historians can --it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that He tolerates their existence.

by Samuel Butler Found in: History Quotes,
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Look to the past for guidance into the future.

Look to the past for guidance into the future.

by Robert Jacob Goodkin Found in: History Quotes,
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History: An account, mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

History: An account, mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: History Quotes,
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History is fond of her grandchildren, for it offers them the marrow of the bones, which the previous generation had read more

History is fond of her grandchildren, for it offers them the marrow of the bones, which the previous generation had hurt its hands in breaking.

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Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will read more

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

by Herodotus Found in: History Quotes,
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God cannot alter the past, though historians can.

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.

by Samuel Butler Found in: History Quotes,
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It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it.

It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it.

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I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I'm wrong, I am inclined read more

I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I'm wrong, I am inclined to agree with him.

by Henry Adams Found in: History Quotes,
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