History quotes from great historians

Read these famous history quotes and get drawn into the realms of the past, curated by the Onswish review team.

“To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture.”

Author: Oscar Wilde

“There is a history in all men’s lives.”

Author: William Shakespeare

“A page of history is worth a pound of logic.”

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

“In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nations, inheriting our follies, are now directing our history.”

Author: Albert Camus

“History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.”

Author: George Santayana

“For historians ought to be precise, truthful, and quite unprejudiced, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should cause them to swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depository of great actions, the witness of what is past, the example and instruction of the present, the monitor of the future.”

Author: Cervantes

“To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.”

Author: Gandhi

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