History Is Lies Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 52 History Is Lies Quotes

#1. Clio, the muse of history, is as thoroughly infected with lies as a street whore with syphilis. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#2. It is full of interest, it has noble poetry in it and some clever fables and some blood drenched history, some good morals and a wealth of obscenity and upwards of a thousand lies.
(Re The Bible) - Author: Mark Twain
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#3. Mythology is a set of primitive lies that people rarely believe. This is rather different from history, which is a set of lies that people actually believe. - Author: Ashwin Sanghi
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#4. Like an organism, photography was born whole. It is in our progressive discovery of it that its history lies. - Author: John Szarkowski
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#5. It's true what they say, then-history is written by the victors. - Author: Cinda Williams Chima
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#6. An Idea is nothing but Information, It won't do us any harm until we accept it as perception of truth in our mind, which in time will potentially evolve and construct major events in history. - Author: Djayawarman Alamprabu
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#7. The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors. - Author: Meridel Le Sueur
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#8. You can't kill history. You can't shoot it with a bullet and watch it recede into whatever lies outside of memory. History is tougher than that - if it's going to die, it has to die on its own - Author: Leif Enger
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#9. There is no shame in not knowing your history, the shame lies in not finding out. - Author: Habeeb Akande
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#10. What is history after all? History is facts which become lies in the end. - Author: Jean Cocteau
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#11. History, as it lies at the root of all science, is also the first distinct product of man's spiritual nature, his earliest expression of what may be called thought. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#12. So telling a lie becomes a sin if you tell it to take advantage of a person, but if you tell a lie to do a good thing for him that is not a sin. Even God tells lies very often; you can see this throughout history. - Author: Sun Myung Moon
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#13. to know your past is to know your future. Where lies the strength of the stem and the fruits of the branches when the roots are rotten? - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#14. The story of human nature is a fair romance. Am I to blame if it is not found elsewhere? I am trying to write the history of mankind. If my book is a romance, the fault lies with those who deprave mankind. - Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#15. If history is written by the victorious, what if the victors lied? - Author: Michael Duncan
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#16. When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious. - Author: Anatole France
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#17. That's how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you're invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. A writing desk lies open and you cannot help but read a paper. Then you find something, something you should not have found ... - Author: Martine Bailey
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#18. History is not just the lies of the victors; it is also the self-delusions of the defeated. - Author: Julian Barnes
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#19. It's all a matter of history.
Brandy is no solace.
Librium only lies me down
like a dead snow queen.
Yes! I am still the criminal. - Author: Anne Sexton
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#20. The perpetual stream of human nature is formed into ever-changing shallows, eddies, falls and pools by the land over which it passes. Perhaps the only real value of history lies in considering this endlessly varied play between the essence and the accidents. - Author: Mary Renault
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#21. Every religion lies. Every moral precept is a delusion. Even the stars are a mirage. The truth is darkness, and the only thing that matters is making a statement before one enters it. Cutting the skin of the world and leaving a scar. That's all history is, after all: scar tissue. - Author: Stephen King
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#22. Memory is the most potent truth.
Show me history untouched by memories
and you show me lies. - Author: Carlos Eire
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#23. I know it is the fashion to say that most of recorded history is lies anyway. I am willing to believe that history is for the most part inaccurate and biased, but what is peculiar to our own age is the abandonment of the idea that history could be truthfully written. - Author: George Orwell
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#24. From lies to forgeries the step is not so long, and I have written technical essays on the logic of forgeries and on the influence of forgeries on history. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#25. Admittedly, there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#26. History is a pack of lies we play on the dead. - Author: Voltaire
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#27. History is replete with blunders written by sycophants. - Author: Tomichan Matheikal
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#28. Our concern with history ... is a concern with preformed images already imprinted in our brains, images at which we keep staring while the truth lies elsewhere, away from it all, somewhere as yet undiscovered. - Author: W.G. Sebald
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#29. History is the lie. History's words stain otherwise pristine books, drops of inky poison frosted in sugared deception. - Author: Courtney M. Privett
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#30. History is the lies of the victors, - Author: Julian Barnes
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#31. As to the book called the bible, it is blasphemy to call it the Word of God. It is a book of lies and contradictions and a history of bad times and bad men. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#32. A lie is no less a lie because it is a thousand years old. Your undivided church has liked nothing better than persecuting its own members, burning them and hacking them apart when they stood by their own conscience, slashing their bellies open and feeding their guts to dogs. - Author: Hilary Mantel
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#33. The motive force of history is truth and not lies. - Author: Leon Trotsky
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#34. Man is a political animal' said Aristotle telling one of the greatest lies in human history. For every man has more in common with the hills and with the stars than with other men. - Author: William S. Burroughs
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#35. But know this. All is speculation under the sky. All myth, all religion, all philosophy, all history - is lies. - Author: Anne Rice
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#36. Pretty soon, I'll be decomposing into phosphorous, calcium, and so on. Who else will you find to tell you the truth? All that's left are the archives. Pieces of paper. And the truth is... I worked at an archive myself, I can tell you first hand: paper lies even more than people do. - Author: Svetlana Alexievich
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#37. History is full of wrongs done the wife by legal robbery on the part of the husband. I hesitate not to assert that most of this crime of child murder, abortion, infanticide, lies at the door of the male sex. - Author: Matilda Joslyn Gage
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#38. History is a creative process (or as Napoleon Bonaparte once said, "a set of lies agreed upon"). The world happens as it happens, but we construct what we remember and what we forget. And people will eventually do that to us, too. - Author: Chuck Klosterman
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#39. Unfortunately, evil will never be wholly defeated.Mankind is faced with a continual struggle against evil. We believe that this is where the meaning of our lives and of human history lies. - Author: Alija Izetbegovic
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#40. The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history. - Author: George Orwell
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#41. History is a collection of agreed upon lies. - Author: Voltaire
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#42. From history books you should at best believe just the punctuation. The rest is uncertain, incomplete, distorted, exaggerated or even fabricated. - Author: A.J. Beirens
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#43. An unchurched christian is a grotesque anomaly. The New Testament knows nothing of such a person. For the church lies at the very center of the eternal purpose of God. It is not a divine afterthought. It is not an accident of history. On the contrary, the church is God's new community. - Author: John Stott
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#44. History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there. - Author: George Santayana
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#45. History is a combination of reality and lies. The reality of History becomes a lie. The unreality of the fable becomes the truth. - Author: Jean Cocteau
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#46. To reclaim our past and insist that it become a part of our human history is the task that lies before us. For the future requires that women, as well as men, shape the world destiny. - Author: Judy Chicago
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#47. Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend and step off before it is discredited. - Author: George Soros
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#48. Ox, at an early age a Chinese genius gazes at the path that lies ahead and reaches for a wine jar," Master Li said. "Is it any wonder that our greatest men have lurched rather than walked across the landscape as they hiccuped their way into history? - Author: Barry Hughart
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#49. History is the study of lies, anyway, because no witness ever recalls events with total accuracy, not even eyewitnesses. - Author: Nancy Pickard
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#50. History is a set of lies agreed upon. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#51. No choice we can make as a nation lies between our history and our geography. We can hardly change either of them. They are immutable. The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future. - Author: Paul Keating
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#52. If this long island story of ours is to end at last, let it end only when each one of us lies choking in his own blood upon the ground. - Author: Winston S. Churchill
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