Quotation of the Week 8

“Histories have previously been written with the object of exalting their authors. The object of this History is to console the reader. No other history does this.” (W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman, 1066 and All That, 1930) »

Quotation of the Week 6

History… is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind. (Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) »

Quotation of the Week 5

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe” (H.G. Wells, Outline of History, 1920) »

Quotation of the Week 4

SWINDON: What will History say? BURGOYNE: History, sir, will tell lies as usual (George Bernard Shaw, The Devil’s Disciple, 1901) »

Quotation of the Week 2

The one duty we own to history is to rewrite it. (Oscar Wilde. Intentions 1891 ‘The critic as an artist’) »

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