History Quotes

writingquillAs I am getting ready to wrap up the first draft of the final book of the Éire’s Viking Trilogy, I want to add a little note about history to the front of the book.

Not a long note. Just one to prepare a reader that history is not perhaps what they’ve always heard it was.

For this, I have chosen some quotes, but I’d like some input as to which one I might include.


The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

Mark Twain 

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte 

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.

Samuel Butler

History is written by the victors.

 Winston Churchill

Any thoughts about these? They all suit, one way or another, so that’s not a factor, really. Do you know of any quotes that might serve? Please leave a comment with quotes or discussion.

Thank you!Kells Bird