20 Quotes About History: History is a Collection of Stories

HISTORY: The media's narratives by another name.

History is a collection of stories.

Often, those stories change.

A good historian tells his stories in such a way that the reader is quite enchanted by them.

A great historian tells his stories in such a way that the reader is unaware he is being told a story.

Here then are 20 quotes about those stories told which men grandly call “history.” Many of these quotes are by those who either wrote history or who made history–or both.


“History is merely gossip.”
–Oscar Wilde

“Historians are gossips who tease the dead.”
–Voltaire, Scribbling Books

“Historian: A broad-gauge gossip.”
–Ambrose Bierce

“History: gossip well told.”
–Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary

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

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

“History: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.”
–Ambrose Bierce

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
–Winston Churchill

“History is more or less bunk.”
–Henry Ford

“History supplies little beyond a list of those who have accommodated themselves with the property of others.”
–Voltaire

“Perhaps nobody has changed the course of history as much as the historians.”
–Franklin P. Jones

“History is written by the victors.”
–Winston Churchill

“History is the propaganda of the victors.”
Louis de Bernières

“Chief among the spoils of victory is the privilege of writing the history.”
Mark Alexander

“Most history is guessing, and the rest is prejudice.”
–Will & Ariel Durant, Our Oriental Heritage

“The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.”
–Jessamyn West

“History isn’t what happened, but a story of what happened.”
History is a Weapon

“He who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
–George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
–George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

“More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”
–John Barth

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DOES the reader believe all of the stories told by government and politicians?

DOES the reader believe all of the stories told by the entertainment industry?

DOES the reader believe all of the stories told by scientists?

DOES the reader believe all of the stories told by historians?

It is not yet too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 17, 2018.]

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