who said:those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it?
those who fail o learn from history are doomed to repeat it who said it
- SarrafzedehkhoeeLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Originally attributed to Henry Ford
- 4 years ago
If you believe that individuals, a people, a society, a nation are the evolutionary successors to what came before (and I don't mean that in a Darwinian sense in the micro, at least), then the statement is undeniably true. Today, based on the past, we should all know that---torture, for example---is not a good thing. We should all know a lot of things that were tried in the past,and just didn't "work out". So, we should avoid those things. That, it seems to me, is an objective kind of thing. The reason that some of the time we "revisit" the errant ways of the past, is because we are subjective entities, not objective data collectors/computers. "Human frailty" has a lot to do with it, and "human frailty" is the one very large common denominator. No?
- LucaPacioli1492Lv 71 decade ago
George Santayana ( and many others, subsequently ).
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I haven't heard it before, so Im guessing its you. good job