Living in the past? Here are some proverbs and quotes about history.

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Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.
Carl Sagan

Back in the days when animals could talk ...
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History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
George Santayana

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
Konrad Adenauer

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte

History is written by the victors.
Winston Churchill

History recalls how great the fall can be.
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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill

I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson

If you had to choose a moment in history to be born, and you did not know ahead of time who you would be -- you didn't know whether you were going to be born into a wealthy family or a poor family, what country you'd be born, whether you were going to be a man or a woman -- if you had to choose blindly what moment you'd want to be born you'd choose now.
Barack Obama

It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.
Henry David Thoreau

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.
Marge Piercy

News is only the first rough draft of history.
Alan Barth

Once upon a time, in a land far far away...
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One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
Will Durant

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
Stephen Hawking

The beauty of things must be... that they end.
Jack Kerouac

The funny thing about history is that we imagine that people didn't laugh in the old days, but of course they did, at stupid things.
Terry Jones

The history of innovation is the story of ideas that seemed dumb at the time.
Andy Dunn

The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
Paul Gauguin

Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
Edmund Burke

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
Dave Barry

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift: that's why we call it - The Present.
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You shouldn't live in the past, but you shouldn't erase it either.
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