51 Most Profound History Quotes and Famed Sayings of All Time

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Why history is important? Why is it? What would be your axiomatic answer? Well, there is a saying for that too.

Great leaders inspire action through the example they set in their own lives. Renowned for their legacy and lifetime achievements across politics, charity, culture, and science, these are the people The world will always look up to.

Only a very few of us are eager to study history, But we are all pleased when we hear a good story from the past. No matter if it’s about the way people used to live or how empires were built.

All along, there have been great moments and inspiring people that build an awesome legacy, that can still inspire people to this day! Unfortunately, we too had the darkest days, the shamest and saddest events in History.

We are prone to repeat mistakes but yet we are good at learning too. Our ancestors left us something, their mistakes, Experiences, findings, as Quotations and Sayings, only to open our eyes and inspire us.

Reading Quotes and Sayings is a very effective way to get inspired and motivated.,

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45 History Quotes and Sayings that will Teach you Something New For Sure!


History Quotes and Famed Sayings of All Time

Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.

— George Santayana Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😉


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People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.

— G.K. Chesterton Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

— Napoleon Bonaparte Click to Tweet this Quote 😊😉


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He who puts out his hand to stop the wheel of history will have his fingers crushed.

— Lech Walesa, Polish politician, and leader Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😊


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The duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.

Oscar Wilde, Irish poet Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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If you think you have it tough, read history books.”

Bill Maher, American comedian Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

— George Washington Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😉


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Time is my greatest enemy.

— Evita Peron, Actress and philanthropist Click to Tweet this Quote 😊😉


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It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man’s character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible.

— Mark Twain, American writer Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😉


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The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

— Mark Twain, American writer Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😉


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There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

— Alexander the Great Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😉


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The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

— Winston Churchill Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😉


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I came, I saw, I conquered.

— Julius Caesar, Roman dictator Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😉


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There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.

— William Halsey Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😉


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God cannot alter the past, though historians can

— Samuel Butler Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😉


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If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.

— Michael Chrichton Click to Tweet this Quote 😀


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History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

— John F. Kennedy Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.

— Peter L. Berger Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” –

— Mahatma Gandhi Click to Tweet this Quote 🙂 😉

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If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

— Desmond Tutu Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.”

John Dalberg-Acton Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.

— David McCullough Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools

— Ambrose Bierce Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments

— Friedrich August von Hayek Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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We’ll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.

— Chuck Palahniuk Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.”

— Percy Bysshe Shelley Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

— Margaret Thatcher Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses.

— Charles Angoff Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂

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On the day when a man told the story of his life to man, history was born.

— Alfred de Vigny Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation’s history and the world’s future.

— Joe Baca Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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And the whole world watched, and history remembered.

— Casey McQuiston Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.” –

— Alexis de Tocqueville Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

— H. G. Wells Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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More and more, I tend to read history. I often find it more up to date than the daily newspapers.

— Joe Murray Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂


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A generation which ignores history has no past – and no future.

— Robert A. Heinlein Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😊


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History is a mighty drama, enacted upon the theatre of times, with suns for lamps and eternity for a background.

— Thomas Carlyle Click to Tweet this Quote 😀😊


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History is the action and reaction of these two, nature and thought – two boys pushing each other on the curbstone of the pavement.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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The great eventful Present hides the Past, but through the din Of its loud life hints and echoes from the life behind steal in.

— John Greenleaf Whittier Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like a tree without roots.

— Marcus Garvey Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes.

— Paul Eldridge Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.”

— Percy Bysshe Shelley Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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Knowledge of history frees us to be contemporary.

— Lynn White, Jr. Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.

— George Orwell Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.

Virginia Woolf Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


Buddha was once asked – What is the difference between I like you” and “I love you? His answer was so beautiful and Complete.


When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily!

Gautama Buddha Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊



“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.

Gautama Buddha Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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“Give, even if you only have a little.

Gautama Buddha Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊

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In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

Gautama Buddha Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊



You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Buddha Shakyamuni Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊



If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

Buddha, Śramaṇa Click to Tweet this Quote 😉😊


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You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. “ 

― Abraham Lincoln Click to Tweet this Quote 😉🙂

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We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions.

― Stephen M.R. Covey , Click to Tweet This Quote

Sympathy you get easily, its Jealousy that you have to EARN

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Knowing the past allows us to learn from mistakes as well as findings of our ancestors, and helps to avoid repeating them in the future. It gives us an opportunity to understand where we came from so we can create a bright future.

History always repeats itself, we should learn to grasp benefits from it.

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