A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.
The study of History is the beginning of wisdom.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
To control a people you must first control what they think about themselves and how they regard their history and culture. And when your conqueror makes you ashamed of your culture and your history, he needs no prison walls and no chains to hold you.
What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
History is a vast early warning system.
We cannot escape history.
You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present.
The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.
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.
What is past is prologue.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.
We learn from history that we do not learn from history
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
The search for causes must come after the collection of facts.
History is indeed the witness of the times, the light of truth.
History, sir, will tell lies as usual.
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