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History: The Definitive Visual Guide
by Adam Hart-Davis

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson

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by Neil Kagan

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

False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news.
~ Adrienne Rich

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
~ Gustave Flaubert

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
~ Jessamyn West

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
~ Karl Marx

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
~ Samuel Butler

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
~ Mark Twain
We can learn from history how past generations thought and acted, how they responded to the demands of their time and how they solved their problems. We can learn by analogy, not by example, for our circumstances will always be different than theirs were. The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone. They foreclose the possibility of making other choices and thus they determine future events.
~ Gerda Lerner

The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that ... women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.
~ Louise Otto

People always seemed to know half of history, and to get it confused with the other half.
~ Jane Haddam

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!
~ Dwight Eisenhower

Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
~ Oscar Wilde
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
~ Desmond Tutu

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
~ Aristotle

What experience and history teach is this -- that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles.
~ George Wilhelm Hegel

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.
~ Dwight Eisenhower

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
~ Plato

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.
~ Edward Gibbon

The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.
~ Jacques Chirac

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

What is history but a fable agreed upon?
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
~ Winston Churchill
All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
~ George Santayana

It's not the monuments that teach us history. It's the ruins.
~ Carl Hammarén

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
~ Ambrose Bierce

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
~ Konrad Adenauer

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
~ Winston Churchill
Patriotism ruins history.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
~ Herbert George Wells
A historian who would convey the truth must lie. Often he must enlarge the truth by diameters, otherwise his reader would not be able to see it.
~ Mark Twain
One faces the future with one's past.
~ Pearl S. Buck

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
~ Neil Armstrong

History records the successes of men with objectives and a sense of direction. Oblivion is the position of small men overwhelmed by obstacles.
~ William Danforth

To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.
~ Alan Cohen

I came, I saw, I conquered.
~ Julius Caesar

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
~ Sir Walter Scott

I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

History would be an excellent thing, if only it were true.
~ Leo Tolstoy

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When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.

~ Native American Proverbs
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Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
~ Albert Einstein
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