Who said "Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it"? And what is that actual quote?
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- hickcrazy1Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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,"
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.
- VidaLv 44 years ago
fail learn history doomed repeat actual quote
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- LucaPacioli1492Lv 71 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.
- 6 years ago
I've always heard this attributed to Winston Churchill but I guess he was quoting it from another source.
- Anonymous6 years ago
“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”
― Edmund Burke
Dublin, Ireland 1729