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    It is not the literal past, the "facts" of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.

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Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will read more

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.

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History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the read more

History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past.

by A.j.p. Taylor Found in: History Quotes,
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Happy the People whose Annals are blank in History-Books.

Happy the People whose Annals are blank in History-Books.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: History Quotes,
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All history, of course, is the history of wars.

All history, of course, is the history of wars.

by Penelope Lively Found in: History Quotes,
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Give the historians something to write about.

Give the historians something to write about.

by Propertius Found in: History Quotes,
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Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.

Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.

by Karl Marx Found in: History Quotes,
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History belongs to the winner.

History belongs to the winner.

by Anon. Found in: History Quotes,
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True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?

True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?

by Vaclav Havel Found in: History Quotes,
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History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.

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

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Found in: History Quotes,
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