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Historical Quotes – Lessons from the Past

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

History is written by the victors, but it is made by the dreamers. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The only thing we learn from history is that we never learn from history. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana

The true history of the world is the history of great conversations in elegant rooms. – Thomas Carlyle

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of men. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

The past is always tense, the future perfect. – Zadie Smith

The historian makes a new creation of the past. – J.M. Keynes

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

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

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

The purpose of history is to learn from the mistakes of the past, not to repeat them. – Anonymous

History is a patchwork quilt of stories waiting to be discovered and woven together. – Jane Goodall

History is a dialogue between the past and the present. – E.H. Carr

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. – Mark Twain

Historical Quotes – Lessons from the Past part 2

The price of greatness is responsibility. – Winston Churchill

Each moment in history is a fleeting opportunity for greatness, so seize it. – Anonymous

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

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

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

We are not shackled by the past; we are inspired by it. – Barack Obama

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

The past is our heritage; the present is our responsibility; the future is our challenge. – Anonymous

Great leaders are not afraid to rewrite history. – Anonymous

We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb

History is not just about the past; it is about the future we are creating. – Anonymous

History is a mirror we hold up to ourselves, reflecting who we are and who we can become. – Anonymous

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

The past cannot be changed, but the future is still in our hands. – Anonymous

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity. – Cicero

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

History is a teacher; its lessons are timeless and worth learning. – Anonymous

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The past is a stepping stone, not a destination. – Anonymous

History is a story we tell ourselves to make sense of the world. – Anonymous

The past always looks better than it was; it’s only pleasant because it isn’t here. – Finley Peter Dunne

The present is the past in the making. – Anonymous

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

The more things change, the more they stay the same. – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

History is a symphony of untold stories waiting to be uncovered. – Anonymous

The past cannot be undone, but the future is yours to shape. – Anonymous

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. – George Santayana

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. – Lord Acton

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