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Quotations About History

The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of war drums.
Arthur Koestler
Janus: A Summing Up

Wars usually have the effect of speeding up the process of history.
Pieter Geyl
Debates With Historians

To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.
Honoré De Balzac
Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain

The stench of the trail of Ego in our History. It is ego - ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war.
George Meredith
Beauchamp's Career

History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
David C. McCullough

You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke

History is written by the victors.
Winston Churchill

Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it.
Oscar Wilde

History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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