History – Definition, Meaning, Quotes

History as a term is derived from the Greek noun “Historia” which means “enquiry” or “research”. – historydiscussion.net/

History is the branch of knowledge dealing with past events. – dicionary.com

History is a chronological record of significant events (such as those affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes. – merriam-webster.com

History is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. – wikipedia.com

History is the march towards constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. – Lord Macaulay

History is an intelligible process moving towards a specific condition i. e. the realization of human freedom. – G. W. F. Hegel (from plato.stanford.edu)

History is the result of material conditions rather than ideals and that events are primarily shaped by the clash of the haves and haves-not. – Karl Marx

History is the clash of civilizations. – Samuel Huntington

History is the triumph of liberal democracy and it will end after all nations adopt liberal democracy as its form of government. – Francis Fukuyama

History is the problems and aspirations of the grassroots. History should be seen from below. – George Rude

The universal history of mankind is an attempt to find a meaningful pattern in the overall development of human societies in general. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Some famous quotes about history:

History is a set of lies agreed upon. – Napoleon Bonaparte

History is an account which are mostly false of events and mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers who are mostly knaves and soldiers who are mostly fools. – Ambrose Bierce

History belongs above all to the man…who needs models, teachers, comforters and cannot find them among his contemporaries. – Friedrich Nietzsche

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies. – Alexis de Tocqueville

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there. – George Santayana

History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill

In history lies all the secrets of statecraft. – Winston Churchill

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. – John F. Kennedy

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard. – Barbara Tuchman

History is the endless cycle of dissatisfied men replacing one regime with another. – Aristotle

History teaches that a race of people is best preserved where the greater number hold one common spirit in consequence of the similarity of their accustomed and indisputable principles. Friedrich Nietzsche

The great wars of the present age are the effects of the study of history. Friedrich Nietzsche

History - Definition, Meaning and Quotes
History – Definition, Meaning and Quotes


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