Many people in the world look to history for guidance. They believe that if they can understand what has happened in the past, they can better predict the future. And while this may be true in some cases, it is not always so cut and dry. However, that doesn't mean that historical quotes are any less important. Quotes from history can be important for a number of reasons. Sometimes they can be inspiring, while other times, they can be humorous. Whatever the case may be, it's always interesting to see what historical figures had to say about various topics. In fact, many of history's most famous quotes are as relevant today as they were when they were first uttered.

It's no secret that history is chock-full of ruthless dictators, killer kings, and savage warriors. But did you know that some of the most famous quotes in history are from these baddies? Here are some of our favorite "bad-to-the-bone" quotes from history. Enjoy!

For all your insatiability of blood, I shall give you your fill of it! - Queen Tomyris to Cyrus the Great after he imprisoned her son

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