The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors. Max Lerner
I think I regard any history in quotes, because just like science, we're constantly revising science, we're constantly revising history. There's no question that various victors throughout history have flat out lied about certain events or written themselves into things, and then you come along and you find out that this disproves that. David S. Goyer
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
It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed, dares attack an armed foe; the infantry defy the cavalry, and by their activity and courage generally prove victors. Giraldus Cambrensis
To the victors belong the spoils. Andrew Jackson

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