Who Said These Famous Historical Lines?

Some of the most famous quotes in history get thrown around frequently, but how many people know their origins? Do you? Take our quiz to find out!
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"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
Ronald Reagan
Alan Scott
Neil Armstrong
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"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."
Julius Caesar
Edmund Burke
George Washington
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"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
John Adams
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
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"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
Ronald Reagan
Richard Nixon
John F. Kennedy
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"I came, I saw, I conquered."
Alexander the Great
Napoleon Bonaparte
Julius Caesar
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"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."
Napoleon Bonaparte
Confucius
Galileo Galilei
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"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
John Henry Adams
Robert E. Lee
Thomas Jefferson
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"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Aristotle
Confucius
Plato
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"The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."
James Garfield
Jim Davis
Woodrow Wilson
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"The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice."
Bill Clinton
Mark Twain
Maya Angelou
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"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X
Rosa Parks
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"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
Mahatma Gandhi
George Santayana
Desmond Tutu
Result
Some people just aren't "quote" people. Some are able to remember obscure facts from history, but can't remember some memorable words spoken by the greatest people in history. Maybe you fall under that category! You got some easy ones, at least...

C+, Hindered Historian

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Well, you missed some of the tougher ones that are meant to set the average apart from the above-average, but you still have the potential to improve and join that latter group. Do some studying up, and give it another shot!

B+, Headstrong Historian

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You're a real history buff! Some of these quotes are incredibly common, but others are there to really set the above average historians aside. You nailed everything though, and you should be quite proud of this score, as you're well above-average in this category!

A+, History Buff

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"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
Ronald Reagan
Alan Scott
Neil Armstrong
2
"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."
Julius Caesar
Edmund Burke
George Washington
3
"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
John Adams
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
4
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
Ronald Reagan
Richard Nixon
John F. Kennedy
5
"I came, I saw, I conquered."
Alexander the Great
Napoleon Bonaparte
Julius Caesar
6
"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."
Napoleon Bonaparte
Confucius
Galileo Galilei
7
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
John Henry Adams
Robert E. Lee
Thomas Jefferson
8
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Aristotle
Confucius
Plato
9
"The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."
James Garfield
Jim Davis
Woodrow Wilson
10
"The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice."
Bill Clinton
Mark Twain
Maya Angelou
11
"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X
Rosa Parks
12
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
Mahatma Gandhi
George Santayana
Desmond Tutu