All Quotes and Proverbs

"History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there."


Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History is a selective interpretation of events designed to justify those currently in power. Memory is the same thing on an individual scale."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"History is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History is statistics in a state of progression; statistics is history at a stand."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"History is strewn with the wrecks of nations which have gained a little progressiveness at the cost of a great deal of hard manliness, and have thus prepared themselves for destruction as soon as the the movements of the world gave a chance for it."

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot "Physics and Politics"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History is the lie commonly agreed upon."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"History is the short trudge from Adam to atom."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"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."

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero "Pro Publio Sestio"

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"History is written by the victors."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"History isn't a single road, but a multitude of them."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History keeps repeating itself because nobody listens."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

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


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"History ought never to be confused with nostalgia; it's written not to revere the dead, but to inspire the living. It's our cultural bloodstream, the secret of who we are. And it tells us to let go of the past, even as we honor it; to lament what ought to be lamented, to celebrate what should be celebrated."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other."

Philip Guedalla
Philip Guedalla "Supers and Supermen"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"History shows that life is the cheapest commodity."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History shows that there are no invincible armies and that there never have been."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

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


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History would be an excellent thing if only it were true."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History, a distillation of rumour."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "History of the French Revolution"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"History: An illusion caused by the passage of time."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Hold a true friend with both your hands."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration."

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens "Martin Chuzzlewit"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Home is any four walls that enclose the right person."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Home is not where you live but where they understand you."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Home is where the heart is and hence a movable feast."

Angela Carter
Angela Carter "Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Honolulu, it's got everything. Sand for the children, sun for the wife, sharks for the wife's mother."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Honor is like an island, rugged and without shores; once we have left it, we can never return."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are."


Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 9)

"Hope is a good thing — maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hope is a pathological belief in the occurrence of the impossible."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."

Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel "Disturbing the Peace"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is good company along the way."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hope is like a harebell trembling from its birth."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hope is our life anesthesia."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hope is patience with the lamp lit."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desparate."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)