Quotes on history

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The historian must serve two masters, the past and the present.
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Fritz Stern Quotes

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Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

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All that the historians give us are little oases in the desert of time, and we linger fondly in these, forgetting the vast tracks between one and another that were trodden by the weary generations of men.
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John Alfred Spender Quotes

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History is not a pattern-book of fossilized ideologies.
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Frederick Maurice Powicke Quotes

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A look at the past reminds us of how great is the distance, and how short, over which we have come. The past makes us ask what we have done with us. It makes us ask whether our very achievements are not ironical counterpoint and contrast to our fundamental failures.
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Robert Penn Warren Quotes

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If you go back through 2000 years, I guess luck, Marx, and God have made history, the three of them together.
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Theodore White Quotes

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Historian: A broad-gauge gossip.
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Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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History does not unfold: it piles up.
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Robert Adams Quotes

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The notion that any one person can describe 'what really happened' is an absurdity. If ten - or a hundred - people witness an event, there will be ten - or a hundred - different versions of what took place.
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David and Leigh Eddings Quotes

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To many of the modern generations, history, like God, is dead.
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Derek Heather Quotes

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