History Quotes

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History quotes are a welcome addition to society. To have the ability to look back into time to see what happened gives us the opportunity to make better decisions for the future.

It has been said many times that if we fail to learn from history we are distinguished to repeat the mistakes of the past. See the quote by George Santayana.

This outstanding collection of history quotes serves an important purpose. They bring to the forefront quotes, comments, and saying from some distinguished people who have influenced society.

There are famous historical quotes from Margaret Thatcher, Mohandas Gandhi, Neil Armstrong, and more.

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
-Mao Tse-Tung

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
-Margaret Thatcher

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
-Margaret Thatcher

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
-Margaret Thatcher

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.
-Marge Piercy

To people who remember JFK's assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
-Michael Beschloss

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
-Mohandas Gandhi

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

What is history but a fable agreed upon?
-Napoleon Bonaparte

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
-Neil Armstrong

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
-Nikita Khrushchev

History is a vast early warning system.
-Norman Cousins

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one.
-Oliver North

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.
-Peter Berger

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
-Prince Charles

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I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
-Richard M. Nixon

In the long term, we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
-Richard M. Nixon

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
-Richard M. Nixon

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job.
-Richard M. Nixon

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
-Samuel Butler

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.
-Sandra Day O'Connor

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man's first attempts to order his view of the outside world.
-Stephen Gardiner

Failure is impossible.
-Susan B. Anthony

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
-Ted Koppel

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
-Thomas Jefferson

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
-Tom Ford

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
-Tony Blair

All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize, and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home, they export it, in a certain way, by war; they make it tour the world.
-Victor Cousin

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
-Vladimir Lenin

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world and am free.
-Vladimir Lenin

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
-William Butler Yeats

There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
-William Halsey

As long as there is history there is an opportunity to learn. It is also true that we can learn from these historical quotes.

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