“Knowledge of the past gives guidance to our counsels and our practical judgement, and the consequences of similar undertakings…encourages or deters us according to our circumstances in the present. History moreover, will be the most commodious source of that stock of examples of outstanding conduct with which it is fitting frequently to embellish our conversation.”-Leonardo Bruni. The Study of Literature.
Bust of the Greek historian Thucydides. In Public Domain from Wikimedia Commons.