Thursday, November 09, 2006

Favorite short quotes on and about History

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), Pro Publio Sestio


History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.
Kurt Vonnegut


History is the only laboratory we have in which to test the consequences of thought.
Etienne Gilson


Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
George Santayana


Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
Oscar Wilde


History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
Thucydides


History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill

7 Comments:

At Thursday, November 09, 2006 9:13:00 AM, Blogger Mississippi Fred MacDowell said...

Welcome to the j-blogosphere. :)

Switch to haloscan comments. Most bloggers already realize that its better. Its easier to manage comments and conversations flow easier.

 
At Thursday, November 09, 2006 11:58:00 AM, Blogger Ha-historion said...

Thanks!

How do I install haloscan though?

 
At Thursday, November 09, 2006 2:44:00 PM, Blogger Shadal said...

There's an automatic installer once you sign up. It'll put haloscan on your blog. You may then have to hide blogger comments through your blogger dashboard. Sign up for haloscan and give it a shot. If that works and you need some extra info I'll try to give you a hand.

 
At Thursday, November 09, 2006 2:46:00 PM, Anonymous Missippi Fred MacDowell said...

Incidentally, I have no idea why I was logged in with that name (blogger beta, I suppose). I am Missisippi Fred, from before.

 
At Thursday, November 09, 2006 4:02:00 PM, Anonymous holy Hyrax said...

Don't confuse the man. You're S. :)

 
At Monday, November 13, 2006 2:58:00 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Santayana has a more important quote on History in his Scepticism & Animal Faith: There is No March of History, only marches in history.

 
At Monday, November 13, 2006 4:01:00 PM, Blogger Ha-historion said...

Thanks Joe, I will add it.

 

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