search on the Internet repeatedly bumps into the famous George Santayana quote
“those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it”. Yet the ‘net
contradictorily informs us that he actually said “those who cannot
remember the past are doomed to repeat it”. Not to miss any angle, the Misinformation
Superhighway quotes poor, tired, old George as having said “those who forget
the past are condemned to repeat it”.
There are three things I’ve learned from this:
1) Those who don’t learn from history are
condemned to write web pages about it.
2) Those who cannot come up with quotes of their own
are condemned to repeat them.
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