Quotations About / On: HISTORY

  • 31.
    There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.
    (Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), U.S. Democratic politician, president. quoted in William Hillman, Mr. President, pt. 2, ch. 1 (1952).)
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  • 32.
    The reign of imagagology begins where history ends.
    (Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czechoslovakian author, critic. Paul, in "Imagagology," pt. 3, Immortality (1991). On the death of ideology.)
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  • 33.
    History is made in the class struggle and not in bed.
    (Alex Mitchell, British left-wing journalist. quoted in Sunday Times (London, 29 Dec. 1985). Following deposition of Gerry Healey, leader of the Workers' Revolutionary Party, in the wake of a sex scandal.)
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  • 34.
    It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
    (Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. Hawthorne, ch. 1 (1879).)
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  • 35.
    The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it.
    (Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), British biographer, historian. Eminent Victorians, preface (1918).)
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  • 36.
    History is the zoology of the human race.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1837).)
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  • 37.
    History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
    (Thucydides (c. 460-400 B.C.), Athenian historian. Quoted by Dionysius of Halicarnassus in Ars Rhetorica, ch. 11, sect. 2.)
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  • 38.
    Happy is the nation without a history.
    (Cesare Beccaria (1735-1794), Italian jurist, philosopher. On Crimes and Punishments, Introduction (1764). Thomas Carlyle attributes a similar utterance to Charles de Montesquieu, in History of Frederick the Great (1858-1865) bk. 16, ch. 1: "Happy the people whose annals are blank in history-books!")
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  • 39.
    History ... is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
    (Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, ch. 3 (1776-1788).)
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  • 40.
    History shows that there are no invincible armies.
    (Josef Stalin (1879-1953), Soviet leader. Radio broadcast, July 3, 1941, declaring war on Germany. Three weeks before Hitler invaded Russia.)
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