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Who said "Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it"? And what is that actual quote?

Please answer and thanks!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    George santayana is often misquoted. What he did say in his book Reason in Common Sense was:

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

    BIO;

    George Santayana (December 16, 1863, Madrid – September 26, 1952, Rome), was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist.

    A lifelong Spanish citizen, Santayana was raised and educated in the United States, wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters, although, of his nearly 89 years, he spent only 39 in the U.S. He is perhaps best known as an aphorist, and for the oft-misquoted remark, "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it," from Reason in Common Sense, the first volume of his The Life of Reason.

    • I5 years agoReport

      The first to say it was Edmond Burke.

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    4 years ago

    fail learn history doomed repeat actual quote

  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    It was FIRST said by George Santayana. "Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. " It has subsequently been repeated by many others.

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    Originally attributed to Henry Ford

  • I've always heard this attributed to Winston Churchill but I guess he was quoting it from another source.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”

    ― Edmund Burke

    Dublin, Ireland 1729

    • OsosX4 years agoReport

      According to the website
      http://www.quoteyard.com/those-who-dont-know-history-are-doomed-to-repeat-it/
      This quote should not be attributed to Edmund Burke, but to George Santayana.

  • 5 years ago

    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/George_Santayana

    Complete a FIND for the word "history" and you will find your answer

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