Monday, February 02, 2015

Remembering the past

George Santayana wrote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Someone else said, similarly, “Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it." A third party waggishly replied, "Those few who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it."

* Did Edmund Burke ever say, "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." (Some sources say he did, but it is hard to confirm.)

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