Random Thoughts on the Subject of History by Assorted Sages and Soothsayers
‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’
~ George Santayana, 1905
“The Only Duty we Have to History is to Rewrite it”
~ Oscar Wilde
“What is history? The lie that everyone agrees on.”
“What We Learn From History is that We Don’t Learn From History”
~ Clarence Darrow
“History is written by the victors.”
“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
~ Winston Churchill [with certain irony, having first hand experience in being a “victor”]
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of these acts will be written the history of this generation.
~ Robert F. Kennedy, Cape Town University, South Africa, 1966
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