„History is always written by the victor and histories of the vanquished belong to a shrinking circle of those who were there.“
— Joachim Peiper SS officer 1915 - 1976
Parker, Hitler's Warrior, chapter 19, citing Peiper to Karl Wortmann, November 28, 1974 in note 27.
„History is written by the victors--and when there is no victors, it all winds up in the corporate shredders.“
— Neal Shusterman American novelist 1962
— Carol Tavris American psychologist 1944
Источник: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
— Elon Musk South African-born American entrepreneur 1971
„The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.“
— Max Lerner American journalist and educator 1902 - 1992
It Is Later Than You Think: The Need for a Militant Democracy http://books.google.com/books?id=szVGoBq-dkEC&q=%22actually+The+so-called+lessons+of+history+are+for+the+most+part+the+rationalizations+of+the+victors+history+is+written+by+the+survivors%22&pg=PA255#v=onepage (1939)
„Someone once said that history is written by the victors. He probably was not the greatest of all victors, if only because his name has been utterly forgotten.“
— Winston S. Churchill, книга A History of the English-Speaking Peoples
On the Norman conquest of England; Vol I; The Birth of Britain.
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples (1956–58)
— Quintilian ancient Roman rhetor 35 - 96
Book X, Chapter I, 31
De Institutione Oratoria (c. 95 AD)
Добавить примечание: (la) Historia et scribitur ad narrandum non ad probandum.
„The Resurrection is the emergence of the necessity of giving glory to God: the reckoning with what is unknown and unobservable in Jesus, the recognition of Him as Paradox, Victor and Primal History.“
— Karl Barth, книга The Epistle to the Romans
The Epistle to the Romans (1918; 1921)
Контексте: The Resurrection is the revelation: the disclosing of Jesus as the Christ, the appearing of God, and the apprehending of God in Jesus. The Resurrection is the emergence of the necessity of giving glory to God: the reckoning with what is unknown and unobservable in Jesus, the recognition of Him as Paradox, Victor and Primal History. In the Resurrection the new world of the Holy Spirit touches the old world of the flesh, but touches it as a tangent touches a circle, that is, without touching it. And, precisely because it does not touch it, it touches it as its frontier — as the new world.<!-- p. 29
„You know the greatest lesson of history? It's that history is whatever the victors say it is. That's the lesson. Whoever wins, that's who decides the history.“
— Anthony Doerr, книга All the Light We Cannot See
Источник: All the Light We Cannot See
„Always the victor writes the history of the vanquished. He who beats distorts the faces of the beaten. The weaker depart from this world and the lies remain.“
— Bertolt Brecht, книга The Trial of Lucullus
The Trial of Lucullus (1940), Brecht Collected Plays, vol. 4, p. 386.
„It gives liberty and breadth to thought, to learn to judge our own epoch from the point of view of universal history, history from the point of view of geological periods, geology from the point of view of astronomy.“
— Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss philosopher and poet 1821 - 1881
20 July 1848
Journal Intime (1882), Journal entries
— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
"As I Please" (1943–1947)
Контексте: During part of 1941 and 1942, when the Luftwaffe was busy in Russia, the German radio regaled its home audience with stories of devastating air raids on London. Now, we are aware that those raids did not happen. But what use would our knowledge be if the Germans conquered Britain? For the purpose of a future historian, did those raids happen, or didn't they? The answer is: If Hitler survives, they happened, and if he falls they didn't happen. So with innumerable other events of the past ten or twenty years. Is the Protocols of the Elders of Zion a genuine document? Did Trotsky plot with the Nazis? How many German aeroplanes were shot down in the Battle of Britain? Does Europe welcome the New Order? In no case do you get one answer which is universally accepted because it is true: in each case you get a number of totally incompatible answers, one of which is finally adopted as the result of a physical struggle. History is written by the winners.
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2017, June
— Jacques Barzun Historian 1907 - 2012
Quoted in "Jacques Barzun '27: Columbia Avatar" http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct/jan06/cover.php by Thomas Vinciguerra, Columbia Today (January 2006)
„I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.“
— Abba Eban Israeli diplomat and politician 1915 - 2002
Abba Eban wrote "Israel's Dilemmas: An Opportunity Squandered" in Stephen J. Roth, ed. "The Impact of the Six-Day War: A Twenty-Year Assessment".