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Advanced Placement US History

What is history? Little more than a register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of men.
--Edward Gibbon

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
--James Baldwin

God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
--Samuel Butler.

I often think it odd that history should be so dull, for a great deal of it must be invention.
--Jane Austen

The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
--Mark Twain

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
--H.G. Wells

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

History teaches us that people have never learnt anything from history.
--Georg Hegel

History repeats itself, and that’s one of the things that’s wrong with history.
--Clarence Darrow

Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.
--George Santayana

History: an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. --Ambrose Bierce

History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead.

Study the past if you would divine the future.

The mass of people lead lives of quiet desperation.
--Henry David Thoreau

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
--Maya Angelou

History is bunk. --Henry Ford

There is no truth in history, only varying degrees of plausibility.