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God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
Samuel Butler

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Leo Tolstoy

History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte

History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.

History is written by the victors.
Winston Churchill

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach
Aldous Huxley

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
Winston Churchill

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
George Washington

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
Jessamyn West
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