The man who ventures to write contemporary history must expect to be attacked both for everything he has said and everything he has not said
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything, more than the history of human errors
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
History is fables agreed upon.
All our ancient history, as one of our wits remarked, is no more than accepted fiction.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
History should be written as philosophy.