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Funny Quotations about History

quotations about history

History is a tapestry woven with the threads of triumphs, tragedies, and the remarkable achievements of humanity. It provides us with valuable insights into the events, cultures, and individuals who have shaped the world we inhabit today. In this compilation, we embark on a journey through time, presenting a collection of fascinating and sometimes humorous quotations that shed light on the diverse facets of history. So, fasten your seatbelts, open the pages of the past, and get ready to explore the lighter side of history.

Step into the time machine of laughter as we present a compilation of funny quotations about history. While history is often regarded as a serious subject, there are moments of humor, irony, and unexpected tales that add a delightful twist to our understanding of the past. From witty observations on historical figures and events to amusing anecdotes about the quirks and oddities of bygone eras, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the remarkable and sometimes comical aspects of history.

"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." Aldous Huxley (English novelist, 1894-1963)

"History is a set of lies agreed upon." Napoleon Bonaparte (French military commander, 1769-1821)

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." Winston Churchill (British Conservative statesman, 1874-1965)

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to *repeat it.*death.*the bedroom.* George Santayana (Spanish-American philosopher, 1863-1952)

"History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul." John Dalberg-Acton (English Catholic historian and politician, 1834-1902)

"The very *ink*thoughts*pen* with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition." Henry James (American novelist, 1843-1916)

"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man." Percy Bysshe Shelley (English poet, 1792-1822)

History is a vast *early warning system.*waste of time.*desert of memories.* Norman Cousins (American political journalist, 1915-1990)

"History never looks like history when you are living through it." John W. Gardner (American politician, 1912-2002)

"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." Edward Gibbon (English historian, 1737-1794)

"History repeats itself; *historians*academics*we all* repeat one other." Rupert Brooke (English poet, 1887-1915)

"It is odd that it should be so dull, for a great deal of it must be invention." Jane Austen (English novelist, 1775-1817) describing history

"History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men. What is history? History is women following behind with the buckets." Alan Bennett (English dramatist and actor, 1934-)

"History: An account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools." Ambrose Bierce (American writer, 1842-1914)

"One of the lessons of history is nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say." Will Durant (American historian, 1855-1981)

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives." Abba Eban (Israeli diplomat, 1915-2002)

"Does Magna Carta mean nothing to you? Did she die in vain?" Ray Galton (English writer, 1930-)

"People don't alter history any more than birds alter the sky; they just make brief patterns in it." Terry Pratchett (English fantasy writer, 1948-2015)

History is not what you thought. It is what you can *remember.*record.*do.* W. C. Sellar (British author, 1898-1951)

"Like most of those who study history, Napoleon III learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones." A. J. P. Taylor (British historian, 1906-90)

"History gets thicker as it approaches recent times." A. J. P. Taylor (British historian, 1906-90)

"The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

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