Posted by Nightingale | 1:34 PM | , , | 5 comments »

History never repeats itself. The historians repeat each other.

The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.

The details of history ... are always wearisome and usually inaccurate.

Oscar Wilde


  1. Mary Ricksen // September 7, 2008 at 2:41 PM  

    I wish we could rewrite a lot of history. Starting with war.

    Are we doomed to repeat the things we as humans are ashamed of.

    I don't think so, now if we get...

  2. Margay // September 7, 2008 at 3:42 PM  

    Well, that's an interesting quote. Kind of makes you rethink what they taught you in, uh, history.

  3. Nightingale // September 7, 2008 at 5:15 PM  

    And of course everything Wilde says is gospel! I've got this little book that arranges his quotes by subject.

  4. Mary Marvella // September 7, 2008 at 7:00 PM  

    So that's where you're getting those quotes!

    I think History depends on the eye of the beholder or the historian or news folks. They often try to write history instead of reporting it.

  5. Beth Trissel // September 8, 2008 at 9:42 AM  

    Great quote! As usual.