History And Historians Quotes


56 History And Historians quotes:



"Study men, not historians."
Author: Truman Quotes Category: History And Historians Quotes Historians Quotes
"Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men."
"History is a better guide than good intentions."
"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles."
"Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend."
Author: Bacon Quotes Category: History And Historians Quotes Logic Quotes
"Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history."
"It does seem so pleasant to talk with an old acquaintance who knows what you know. I see so many new folks nowadays who seem to have neither past nor future. Conversation has got to have some root in the past, or else you have got to explain every remark you make, and it wears a person out."
"While we read history we make history."
"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future."
"You treat world history as a mathematician does mathematics, in which nothing but laws and formulas exist, no reality, no good and evil, no time, no yesterday, no tomorrow, nothing but an eternal, shallow, mathematical present."
"Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge."
"Historians are left forever chasing shadows, painfully aware of their inability ever to reconstruct a dead world in its completeness however thorough or revealing their documentation. We are doomed to be forever hailing someone who has just gone around the corner and out of earshot."
Author: Schama Quotes Category: History And Historians Quotes Historians Quotes
"Human history in essence is the history of ideas."
"Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads."
"The main thing is to make history, not to write it."
"The history of mankind is his character."
"Historians are prophets with their face turned backward."
"It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment."
"The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history."
"Historian - a broad-gauge gossip."


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