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Quotes about history
What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it."
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history."
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular."
History, which is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind."
Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry."
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience."