Quotes about why history is important A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ... A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.
Technology has made recording historical events easier than ever. Every fact demands great evidence and today we have all the means to offer it. But it hasn’t always been this way. Some of the stories we know might be pure fiction, but that doesn’t make them less fascinating.
It seems that history has a funny way of repeating itself — and not always in a good way. Sometimes it happened because people didn’t know enough about past mistakes. Other times, they did, yet they’ve learned nothing from them.
From famous writers to inventors, philosophers and politicians, everyone has an opinion on the meaning and importance of history.