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    Quotations about History

    • History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
    • History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
    • History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
      Pro Publio Sestio, by Cicero
    • Some people make headlines while others make history.
      in Time Magazine, by Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    • History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we made today.
      Interview in Chicago Tribune, May 25th, 1916, by Henry Ford
    • History never looks like history when you are living through it.
      quoted by Bill Moyers, by John W. Gardner
    • History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
    • If you write a post and put it on a blog, that's a historical document. If you change your template, then that entry looks completely different. It's the same words, but not the same meaning. This all depends on what historical questions that people will be asking and we can't know what they will want.
      Digital Preservation and Blogs, SXSW 2006, by Josh Greenberg
    • History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.
    • For four-fifths of our history, our planet was populated by pond scum.
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