Contrasting quotes of the day on learning from history

"History repeats itself - the first time as tragedy, the second as farce."

Kar Marx

"Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana.

"History repeats itself, historians repeat each other."

Philip Guedala

"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." 

George Bernard Shaw - who may have been quoting a similar comment from G.W.F. Hegel.

"Learning from your own mistakes is smart, learning from others' mistakes is wise. Not learning from either is foolish"



Jim said…
"Wise people learn from their mistakes, fools do not"

Quoted by R Luthwaite
Hand Written at least 2500 times by J King (usually in lunchtime detention for being caught smoking or dealing cigarettes/sweets behind the school gym for the umpteenth time)

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