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  1. Picture quote about present

    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it present.

  2. Picture quote by Steve Maraboli about wisdom

    Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny. ⏤ Steve Maraboli

  3. Picture quote by Plato about power

    Those who tell the stories rule society. ⏤ Plato

  4. Picture quote by Eleanor Roosevelt about time

    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift. ⏤ Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. Picture quote by Steven Pinker about religion

    The theory that religion is a force for peace, does not fits the facts of it's history. ⏤ Steven Pinker

  6. Picture quote by Steve Maraboli about destiny

    Don't let your history interfere with your destiny. ⏤ Steve Maraboli

  7. Picture quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. about destiny

    We are not makers of history. We are made by history. ⏤ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  8. Picture quote by Stephen Covey about living

    Live out of your imagination, not your history. ⏤ Stephen Covey

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Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

African Proverbs

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte

No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to create?

Steve Maraboli

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Karl Marx

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.


Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them.

George Santayana

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

Woodrow Wilson

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.

Allen Klein

History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot

Mark Twain

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

George Orwell

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.

Winston Churchill

Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.

African Proverbs

History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.

Mark Twain

The main thing is to make history, not to write it.

Otto von Bismarck

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Ideas shape the course of history.

John Maynard Keynes

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.

Hermann Hesse

History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.

Clarence Darrow

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.

George Orwell

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

Robert A. Heinlein

History is a vast early warning system.

Norman Cousins

In all things there is a law of cycles.


We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

What has been will be again. What has been done will be done again... Ecclesiastes 1:9


History shows that no enemy remains hostile forever, nor do friends remain friendly forever. For that reason, we intend to have normal relations with all.

Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.

Michelle Obama

A page of history is worth a pound of logic.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience!

George Bernard Shaw

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.

George S. Patton

People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

Dan Quayle

Half of writing history is hiding the truth

Joss Whedon

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.

John F. Kennedy

if reason ruled the world would history even exist?

Ryszard Kapuscinski

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

Neil Armstrong

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.

Eric Hoffer

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

Winston Churchill

Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

Ronald Reagan

History is a race between education and catastrophe.

H. G. [Herbert George] Wells

History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.

Malcolm Muggeridge

When you can do the common things in life in a uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

George Washington Carver

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.

George Washington

You look at the greatest villains in human history, the fascists, the autocrats, they all wanted people to kneel before them because they don't love themselves enough.

Tom Hiddleston

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Will Durant

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

Karl Marx

Events tend to recur in cycles...

W. Clement Stone

To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.

Max Beerbohm

I don't have the best family history heart-wise, so I really try to keep my heart strong.

Kelly Ripa

History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.

Gerald R. Ford

You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.

Jawaharlal Nehru

The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.

Oscar Wilde

That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.

William McKinley

I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people's recollections, which change with time.

Frederik Pohl

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."

Lyndon B. Johnson

History is one of the most remarkable things in our lives. The mere fact it occurred makes it remarkable.


Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.

Robert Staughton Lynd

History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.

Konrad Adenauer

Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.

Pope John Paul II

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.

Karl Marx

People will not look forward to posterity who will not look backward to their ancestors.

Edmund Burke

Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.

John Hersey

History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead.


To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.


It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.

Henry A Kissinger

The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history.

Vladimir Putin

Time is my greatest enemy.

Evita Peron

I hated the lost colony; in second grade, we were doing American History, and they said, We don't know what happened to them. That drove me nuts. That lost colony drove me crazy.

Sarah Vowell

History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

Mark Twain

Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may happily strike out his teeth.

Walter Raleigh

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.

Jessamyn West

Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.

Pierre Bayle

Much history of the world has been lost. How magnificent and confusing what's left is.

James Dye

We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas a place where history comes to life.

Norman Cousins

To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.

Mahatma Gandhi

History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.

Philip Guedalla

Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.

Nicolas Chamfort

All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point.

Robert Collier

History does not repeat itself. Historians repeat each other.

Arthur Balfour

God cannot alter the past, but historians can.

Samuel Butler

Study men, not historians.

Harry S Truman

History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.

George Santayana

The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.

Elizabeth II

From the time I was a little boy I found myself reading history when I had a choice. I read a lot of things, but history had a special appeal for me.

Donald Kagan

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.

Mao Zedong

The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.

Edwin Powell Hubble

All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Charles A. Beard

History has to move in a certain direction, even if it has to be pushed that way by neurotics.

George Orwell

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.

James K. Polk

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

Gustave Flaubert

Posterity gives every man his true value.


This war is not necessary. We are truly sleepwalking through history.

Robert Byrd

I believe that history might be, and ought to be, taught in a new fashion so as to make the meaning of it as a process of evolution intelligible to the young.

Thomas Huxley

The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.

Richard Buckminster Fuller

History never looks like history when you are living through it.

John W. Gardner

History is a better guide than good intentions.

Jeane Kirkpatrick

Our best history is still poetry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Thames is liquid history.

John Burns

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

Alan Watts

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