History in quotations

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History in quotations

  1. 1. History in Quotations Or, food for thought on one of school’s greatest subjects
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Happy is the nation without a history.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-- Cesare Beccaria (1764) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ It is a base untruth to say that happy is the nation that has no history. Thrice happy is the nation that has a glorious past.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-- Theodore Roosevelt (1899) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ History is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-- Voltaire (1767) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. History in Quotations <ul><li>“ What experience and history teach us is this: that peoples and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Georg Hegel , Philosophy of History (1837) </li></ul><ul><li>“ History is more or less bunk.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Henry Ford , 1916 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ The past is a foreign country.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- L.P. Hartley , (1953) </li></ul><ul><li>“ History, we now know, is not merely, or even primarily, past politics; it is also past economics, past society, past religion, past civilization, in short, past everything.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- S. T. Bindorff (1965) </li></ul>
  5. 5. History in Quotations <ul><li>“ I take delight in history, even its most prosaic details, because they become poetical as they recede into the past. The poetry of history lies in the quasi-miraculous fact that once, on this earth, once, on this familiar ground, walked other men and women, as actual as we are today, thinking their own thoughts, swayed by their own passions, but now all gone, one generation vanishing after another, gone as utterly as we ourselves shall shortly be gone, like ghosts at cock-row.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- George Macaulay Trevelyan (1913) </li></ul>

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