Humanities › Literature Famous History Quotes Discover Your Roots With These Famous History Quotes Share Flipboard Email Print Portrait of Voltaire. Moreau le Jeune/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain Literature Quotations Funny Quotes Love Quotes Great Lines from Movies and Television Quotations For Holidays Best Sellers Classic Literature Plays & Drama Poetry Shakespeare Short Stories Children's Books By Simran Khurana Education Expert M.B.A, Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S., University of Mumbai, Commerce, Accounting, and Finance Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. our editorial process Simran Khurana Updated November 12, 2017 We marvel at the ancient architectural wonders that attract tourists the world over. But the essence lies in the history of the foundation. History's frozen music is like a mute sentinel who helps cultures survive. Victories and failures, traditions and heritage, make history ever changing. Yet history remains the same. Famous Quotes About History Read these famous history quotes and get drawn into the realms of the past. Voltaire"History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes." Napoleon Bonaparte"What is history but a fable agreed upon?" Karl Marx"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce." Winston Churchill"History is written by the victors." Thomas Jefferson"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." John Maynard Keynes"Ideas shape the course of history." William Shakespeare"There is a history in all men's lives." Mark Twain"The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice." Henry David Thoreau"It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man." Alexander Smith"I go into my library and all history unrolls before me." Robert Heinlein"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future." Marshall McLuhan"Only the vanquished remember history." Mohandas Gandhi"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." Stephen Covey"Live out of your imagination, not your history." Martin Luther King, Jr."We are not makers of history. We are made by history." Dwight D. Eisenhower"Things have never been more like the way they are today in history."