"People will not look forward to posterity who will not look backward to their ancestors."
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"The Thames is liquid history."
"God cannot alter the past, but historians can."
"History is the devil's scripture."
"History is the distillation of rumor."
"The whole past is the procession of the present."
"The history of the world is but the biography of great men."
"History is but a confused heap of facts."
"The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves."
"While we read history we make history."
"History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history."
"The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present."
"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."
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