- 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.
- Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
- “History is a conversation with the dead.” Keith Hopkins