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those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it in Culture

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it definition


Studying history is necessary to avoid repeating past mistakes. This saying comes from the writings of George Santayana, a Spanish-born American author of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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