Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
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To hold a pen is to be at war.
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul.
- Emma Goldman
The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill
In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.
- Salman Rushdie
The history of Christianity, therefore, must be of concern to all who are interested in the record of man and particularly to all who seek to understand the contemporary human scene.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
Now, when I hear that Christians are getting together in order to defend the people of Israel, of course it brings joy to my heart. And it simply says, look, people have learned from history.
- Elie Wiesel
The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development.
- Aung San Suu Kyi