"The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present."
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"Our best history is still poetry."
"Might does not make right, it only makes history."
"Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times."
"History is more or less bunk."
"History books that contain no lies are extremely dull."
"The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies."
"The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders."
"History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind."
"He is the purest figure in history. [About George Washington]"
"The history of mankind is his character."
"History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other."
"The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history."
"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future."
"A page of history is worth a pound of logic."
"Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads."
"History is a better guide than good intentions."
"Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history."
"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles."
"Historian -- an unsuccessful novelist."
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