Advanced Placement US History
What is history? Little more than a register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of men.
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
I often think it odd that history should be so dull, for a great deal of it must be invention.
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
What is history but a fable agreed upon?
History teaches us that people have never learnt anything from history.
History repeats itself, and that’s one of the things that’s wrong with history.
Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.
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.
History is bunk. --Henry Ford
There is no truth in history, only varying degrees of plausibility.