Learn from History Quotes

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A generation which ignores history has no past – and no future. – Robert A. Heinlein

All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself. – Martin Luther

Condemn me, it does not matter, history will absolve me. – Fidel Castro

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. – Edward Murrow

Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free. – Anne Sullivan

History is the present. That’s why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth. – E.L. Doctorow

History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill

History laughs at both the victim and the aggressor. – Mahmoud Darwish

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

History shows you don’t know what the future brings. – Rick Wagoner

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

History, we can confidently assert, is useful in the sense that art and music, poetry and flowers, religion and philosophy are useful. Without it — as with these — life would be poorer and meaner; without it we should be denied some of those intellectual and moral experiences which give meaning and richness to life. Surely it is no accident that the study of history has been the solace of many of the noblest minds of every generation. – Henry Steele Commager

Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness. – A.J.P. Taylor

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past. – Edward Gibbon

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. – Bar Rafaeli

Ideas shape the course of history. – John Maynard Keynes

If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth. – E.O. Wilson

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. – George Bernard Shaw

If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. – Michael Crichton

If you think you have it tough, read history books. – Bill Maher

If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past. – Baruch Spinoza

Life moves fast. As much as you can, learn from your history, you have to move forward. – Eddie Vedder

On human stupidity: It is one of the most powerful forces that shape history. – Yuval Noah Harari

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. – Will Durant

Our history is not our destiny. – Alan Cohen

Patriotism ruins history. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People live in the present. They plan for, and worry about, the future. Given all the demands that press in from living in the present and anticipating what is yet to come, why bother with what has been? – Peter Stearns

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. – Plato

Sometimes – history needs a push. – Vladimir Lenin

Sometimes history takes things into its own hands. – Thurgood Marshall

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. – Aldous Huxley

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle. – Eric Hoffer

The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present. – Ernest Dimnet

The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone. They foreclose the possibility of making other choices and thus they determine future events. – Gerda Lerner

The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes. – Adolf Hitler

The people who have really made history are the martyrs. – Aleister Crowley

The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors. – Max Lerner

There runs a strange law through the length of human history – that men are continually tending to undervalue their environment, to undervalue their happiness, to undervalue themselves. – G.K. Chesterton

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. – George Bernard Shaw

What experience and history teach is this – that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles. – George Wilhelm Hegel

Whatever we do or fail to do will influence the course of history. – Arthur Henderson

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall – think of it, always. – Mahatma Gandhi

Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood? – Carl Jung

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