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History is defined by people who don't really understand what they are defining.

Quoted by Chuck Klosterman

It was as if hell itself had taken human form and come up from the abyss.

Quoted by Brima Lamin & Chantale WesleyLamin The Walk Memoir of a Liberian Civil War Survivor

A historian cannot pick and choose his facts; he must deal with all the evidence.

Quoted by Barbara Tuchman

Nuestros libros, en cuanto dejan nuestras manos, tienen vida propia.

Quoted by Natalie Zemon Davis

I thought those were others. Soon, I was to learn that they were us.

Quoted by Ralph Webster

Kindness is not something you are born with; it's a way in which you choose to be.

Quoted by Lisa Kaye Presley

The book was an instrument of both repression and liberation

Quoted by Anders Rydell

The Spartans do not ask how many but where they are.

Quoted by Agis II of Sparta

However much one lacks piety, the atmosphere in a graveyard encourages quiet reflection.

Quoted by C.J. Sansom

If you don't write it down, then it never happened

Quoted by Tom Clancy

History teaches us every day; our understanding is the matter!

Quoted by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

How history negotiates its terms and collects its dues from those who break its laws.

Quoted by Arundhati Roy

Freedom is difficult…but we have never had to put a wall up to keep the people in.

Quoted by Bill Clintion

How historians explain time is one thing, but how we live time is quite another.

Quoted by Andre Aciman

The vast majority of Jews killed in the Holocaust never saw a concentration camp.

Quoted by Timothy Snyder

To some extent the history of plagiarism is a history of notebooks.

Quoted by Thomas Mallon

Closing a museum to save money is like holding your breath to save oxygen...

Quoted by Nanette L. Avery

Thank you, sir. But, uh, can you tell me where the First New York Regiment is?

Quoted by Allan Zullo

The mistakes of history bring relentless reprisals.

Quoted by Pearl S. Buck

Once you get into this great stream of history, you can't get out.

Quoted by Richard Nixon

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