The USA: Cultural Awareness

The USA: Cultural Awareness

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Quotations about history.

History may be called the Message, verbal or written, which all Mankind delivers to everyone. /Thomas Carlyle

A country without a memory is a country of madmen. /George Santayana

History is philosophy teaching by example & also by warning. /Lord Bolingbroke

If you want to understand anything, observe its beginning & its development. /Aristotle

Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past. /Machiavelli

History is not the accumulation of events of every kind which happened in the past. It is the science of human societies. /Fustel de Coulanges

This I regard as history’s highest function, to let no worthy action be uncommemorated. /Tacitus

The past doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. /Mark Twain

History remembers only the brilliant failures & the brilliant successes. /Randolph S. Bourne

History in the society is not a luxury but a necessity. /Patrick Hazard

We cannot escape history & neither can we escape a desire to understand it. /Anonymous

Hope is the other side of history. /Marcia Cavell

We can be almost certain of being wrong about the future, if we are wrong about the past. /C.K.Chesterton

What the nation is, only its history tells. /Wilhelm Dilthey

After the collection of facts, history is the search of causes. /Hippolyte Taine

For history is to the nation as memory is to the individual. /A. M. Schessinger

History teaches everything , even the future. /Alphonse de Lamartine

History, in brief, is an analysis of the past in order that we may understand the present & guide our conduct into the future. /Sidney E.Mead

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


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