"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." The world-renowned Theoretical Physicist uttered these words (or a version of them) around the 1940's when the first nuclear weapons were being developed.

12 Chilling Quotes from History: Eerie and powerful quotes that haunt us even to this day

Quotes, despite often being known as inspirational or soothing, can often be eerie and downright chilling - this is especially true when we look to quotes from the past as history is full of turmoil and conflict.

History is filled with a myriad of fascinating (and/or disturbing) events that resulted in quotes that reverberate across the years to this very day.

Some of these quotations have survived for as long as centuries, emanating from all corners of the Earth, and offering sobering perspectives that reflect the eras they originated in, personal experiences, or misguided ideologies.

To offer insight into the past and a range of human experience, here are 12 haunting quotes from history that will send chills down your spine.

To offer insight into the past and a range of human experience, here are 12 haunting quotes from history that will send chills down your spine.

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