History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.
James A. Forude
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.
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), Pro Publio Sestio
Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.
Margaret Thatcher (1925 - )
The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Advice to Youth
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.
I am responsible only to God and history.
People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
Dan Quayle (1947 - ), 09/88
What are the facts? Again and again and again - what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what "the stars fortell", avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable "verdict of history" - what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"