Quotation by Pierre Bayle

Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.
Pierre Bayle (1647–1706), French skeptical thinker. Historical and Critical Dictionary, "Manicheans," Remark D, p. 147, Selections, trans. by R.H. Popkin, Hackett, Indianapolis (1991).

Negative theory of history.
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