In these times, when people are trying to erase or re-write history, we should look back on what others have had to say about the past.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. – Napoleon Bonaparte.
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. – James A. Baldwin.
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. – John F. Kennedy,
The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down. – A. Whitney Brown.
The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened. – Peter Berger.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey.
History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill.