History is a set of lies agreed upon.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
Ronnie D. Laing
History: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.