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Entry from April 27, 2019
“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it—next semester”

George Santayana (1863-1952) wrote in 1896, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” A parody was printed in the Washington (DC) Post on July 19, 1984:

“Bill Gallatin of Burke says this one’s doing the rounds at George Mason University: Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it—next semester.”

“Professor: ‘Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it—next semester’” was printed in an advertisement in the Council Grove (KS) Republican on August 12, 1985, and similar advertisements appeared in many other newspapers. “As my college history professor used to say, ‘Those who don’t know history will repeat it next semester’” was printed in the book Backwards Planning (2011) by Harriet Isecke.


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

Quotes
The Sense of Beauty (1896)

(...)
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.

19 July 1984, Washington (DC) Post, “Bob Levey’s Washington,” pg. DC8, col. 3:
Bill Gallatin of Burke says this one’s doing the rounds at George Mason University:

Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it—next semester.

12 August 1985, Council Grove (KS) Republican, “The Light Touch” by Dean Trimmell, pg. 3, col. 5 ad:
Professor: “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it—next semester.”
(Trimmell Ford.—ed.)

15 August 1985, The Jewish Advocate (Boston, MA), “Silver Linings” by Herb Abramson, pg. 7, col. 7:
Professor: “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it—next semester.”

23 April 1996, Pine Bluff (AR) Commercial, “The Light Touch” by George Evans, pg. 8A, col. 2 ad:
Professor: “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it—next semester.”
(Town & Country Hardware.—ed.)

Google Groups: soc.history.war.misc
Battle of Saratoga POW Camps
Sue Thing
9/17/96
(...)
Sue Thing
Those who do not learn from history
are doomed to repeat it next semester.

Google Groups: soc.history.ancient
The Why Rome Fell list
Doug K.
4/24/97
(...)
Which just goes to show that if you fail to learn from the lessons of history, you will have to repeat it next semester.

20 July 2002, The Times (London, UK), “Teaching history,” pg. 25:
Sir, Mr Huw Beynon (letter, July 17) asks whether we really need to bother with the teaching of history.

I am assured by an American friend that over there it is not only necessary but vital. He insists that “Those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it...next semester.”

I remain, yours etc,
LEE BARNETT,
24 Windsor Drive,
Barnet, Hertfordshire EN4 8UE.

Google Books
Public History and the Environment
By Martin V. Melosi and Philip V. Scarpino
Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Company
2004
Pg. 53:
I also knew a professor who kept a placard on his office door that read, “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it next semester.”

Google Books
Ready Wit:
A treasury of the cleverest things ever said on any subject

By Des MacHale
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble
2006, ©2004
Pg. 36:
Those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it - next semester.
Lee Barnett

Twitter
Michael P. Frank
@MikePFrank
Those who do not learn the lessons of History are doomed to repeat it… next semester.  LOL
8:40 PM - 30 Apr 2009

Twitter
Sean M.C. Hale
@Sean_Mc
@WindyPerfection Go study. Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it...next semester.
1:51 AM - 7 May 2009

Google Books
Backwards Planning
By Harriet Isecke
Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Educational Planning
2011
Pg. 33:
As my college history professor used to say, “Those who don’t know history will repeat it next semester.”

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/PleasantFun9 April 28, 2019
Our teacher told us that if we don’t learn from our history, then we are doomed to repeat it next semester.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Saturday, April 27, 2019 • Permalink