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.
History is the only laboratory we have in which to test the consequences of thought.
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.