Many are always praising the by-gone time, for it is natural that the old should extol the days of their youth; the weak, the time of their strength; the sick, the season of their vigor; and the disappointed, the spring-tide of their hopes.
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
The game of History is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of thr majority in the middle.
France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
History is philosophy learned from examples.
There is no life that does not contribute to history.
The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?
Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
What want these outlaws conquerors should have
But History's purchased page to call them great?
The men who make history have not time to write it.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.
What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.
History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
Most history is a record of the triumphs, disasters, and follies of top people. The black hole in it is the way of life of mute, inglorious men and women who make no nuisance of themselves in the world.
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