Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Almost the whole of history is but a sequence of horrors.
I see History as a relay race in which one of us, before dropping in his tracks, must carry one stage further the challenge of being a man.
History is a novel for which the people is the author.
[History is a] mixture of error and violence.
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man’s judgment.
History only exists, in the final analysis, for God.
History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
History is but the nail on which the picture hangs.
History… is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.