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Throughout history the world has been laid waste to ensure the triumph of conceptions that are now as dead as read more

Throughout history the world has been laid waste to ensure the triumph of conceptions that are now as dead as the men that died for them.

by Henry De Montherlant Found in: History Quotes,
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The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up read more

The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen again.

by Walter Benjamin Found in: History Quotes,
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Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me read more

Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.

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Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.

Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.

by Lee Simonson Found in: History Quotes,
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Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.

Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.

by George Ade Found in: History Quotes, Nothing Quotes,
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What is history but a fable agreed upon?

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

by Napoleon Bonaparte Found in: History Quotes,
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Mythology: the body of a primitive people's beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deitits and so forth, as distinguished read more

Mythology: the body of a primitive people's beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deitits and so forth, as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: History Quotes,
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There is properly no history, only biography.

There is properly no history, only biography.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: History Quotes,
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History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play on the dead.

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

by Voltaire Found in: History Quotes,
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