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To know the truth of history is to realize its ultimate myth and its inevitable ambiguity.-- Roy P. Basler

There will always be a connection between the way men Late the past and the way in which they contemplate the present.--Buckle

History is the enactment of ritual on a permanent and universal stage; and its perpetual commemoration.--Norman O. Brown

The historian must not try to know what is truth, if he values his honesty; for if he cares for his truths, he is certain to falsify his facts.--Henry Adams

History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.--George Santayana

Imagination plays too important a role in the writing of history, and what is imagination but the projection of the author's personality.--Pieter Geyl

If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.--Aristotle

History is something that happens to other people.--Anonymous

God alone knows the future, but only an historian can alter the past.--Ambrose Bierce

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