Historical Quotes….Meanings and your thoughts?

1. “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -George Santayana

2. “There are two kinds of historians, parachutists and truffle hunters”. –Brian Fagan

3. “To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction”. –Howard Zinn

4. “History is fables agreed upon”. –Voltaire

5.  “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

6. “There is a history in all men's lives”. - William Shakespeare

7. "Historians should use hedging language such as, "I suspect, I suppose, and we speculate", instead of from the perspective of absolute fact. Textbooks write from the position of absolute fact"- Bob Bain

8. "It would be better not to know so many things than to know so many things that are not so" -Josh Billings

9. "Concealment of the historical truth is a crime against the people" -Gen. Ptero G. Grigorenko

10. "Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade"- James W. Loewen

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