Knowledge is freedom



English: Spanish-American philosopher and writ...

History is important to present and future events because we make decisions based to great degree upon lessons learned from past experience. If we forget what has happened, we are likely to repeat the same mistakes, and make no progress nor improvements.

Philosopher, poet, and novelist, George Santayana is quoted as saying,

“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.


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