Quotes about History

  • History is not history unless it is the truth.

Abraham Lincoln in a letter to W.H. Herndon, 1856

  • To be ignorant of the past is to remain a child.

paraphrase from an observation by Cicero

  • We learn from history that we do not learn from history.


  • There is no present or future, only the past happening over and over again – now. 

Eugene O’Neill

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

George Santayana

  • History is a conversation with the dead.”  Keith Hopkins
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