QUOTES ABOUT HISTORY

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. 
-Franklin P. Adams

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have
acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the
silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it
possible for evil to triumph. -Haile Selassie

History is a vast early warning system. -Norman Cousins

History is Philosophy teaching by examples. -Thucydides

History is a child building a sand-castle by the sea, and that child
is the whole majesty of man's power in the world. -Heraclitus

History goes out of control almost as often as nature does.
-Mason Cooley

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the
timid. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in
comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.
-Gerald Ford

The best thing about the good old days is that you were younger then.

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have 
exhausted all other alternatives.
-Abba Eban

The only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn from

After you've heard two eyewitness accounts of an auto accident it
makes you wonder about history. 

A historian is a prophet in reverse. -Friedrich von Schlegel

History is principally the inaccurate narration of events which ought
not to have happened. -Ernest Albert Hooten

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and
many copies. -Alexis de Tocqueville

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely
to see. -Winston Churchill

"They lived and loved and made beautiful things."
-Will Durant, The History of Civilization, in one sentence.

History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.