Monday, February 11, 2008

Quotations about History

History is indeed, an argument without end. (A.M. Schlesinger)

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
Abba Eban
History, in brief, is an analysis of the past in order that we may understand the present and guide our conduct into the future.
Sidney E. Mead
History is often not what actually happened but what is recorded as such.
Henry L. Stimson
The use of history as therapy means the corruption of history as history.
A.M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs.David Ben Gurion.
I don't think one can accurately measure the historical effectiveness of a poem; but one does know, of course, that books influence individuals; and individuals, although they are part of large economic and social processes, influence history. Every mass is after all made up of millions of individuals. Denise Levertov
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

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