I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past. ~ Virginia Woolf
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. ~ George Orwell
Study the past if you would define the future. ~ Confucius
"History" is a Greek word which means, literally, just "investigation." ~ Arnold Toynbee
If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf
that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ~ Micheal Crichton
Quotes about history, life
- What events in your past have gained emotional depth?
- What are several lessons you have learned about life?
- What from the past would you like to investigate?