From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.

History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark.

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

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's.

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world - or to make it the last.

We learn from history that we do not learn anything from history.

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today is a gift. That's why it's called 'the present'.