Sunday, January 01, 2017

Old and New

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"All new news is old news happening to new people." -- Malcolm Muggeridge

"Old friends pass away, and new friends appear;
As the old day passes, the new day is near." -- copied

"Sooner or later, everything old is new again." --  Stephen King, and others

"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -- George Santayana, often repeated as "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it."

"People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors." -- Edmund Burke

"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." -- Solomon

On Learning Our Lessons from History

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