Miss. Jones's History Classes

Quotes about History

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.  -African Proverb

History:  gossip well told.  -Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary

History never looks like history when you are living through it. 
-John W. Gardner

History is a vast early warning system.  -Norman Cousins

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. 
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

As soon as histories are properly told there is no more need of romances.  -Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

A look at the past reminds us of how great is the distance, and how short, over which we have come.  The past makes us ask what we have done with us.  It makes us ask whether our very achievements are not ironical counterpoint and contrast to our fundamental failures. 
-Robert Penn Warren