De som ikke husker fortiden, er dømt til å gjenta den.
The Life of Reason (1905-1906), kap. 12.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Variant: Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Tittel: forfatter og filosof
Levde: 1863 - 1952