History Quotes

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A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

— Marcus Garvey

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

— Confucius

As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, it’s important to remember the key role women have played in promoting a better understanding and relationships between our country and the rest of the world.

— Elaine Chao

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

— Karl Marx

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

— Haile Selassie

History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.’

— Eduardo Galeano

Ideas shape the course of history.

— John Maynard Keynes

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

— George Santayana

I came, I saw, I conquered.

— Julius Caesar

History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity.

— Haile Selassie

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

— Winston Churchill

I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.

— Emilia Fox

If you look back in history of the women who are most memorable and most stylish, they were never the followers of fashion. They were the ones who were unique in their style, breakers of the rules. They were authentic, genuine, original. They were not following the trends.

— Nina Garcia

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

— Christopher Columbus

The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books.

— Chance The Rapper

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

— Virginia Woolf

Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.

— Benito Mussolini

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

— Desmond Tutu

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.

— Maya Angelou
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