Monday, July 26, 2010

George Santayana And The Past

American philosopher George Santayana (1863-1952) actually said:
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" (from "Life of Reason I"). 
 Searching for the wrong word in indexes can get you nowhere, fast. When using either book indexes or online search engines, it pays to think of synonyms and other other words of related meaning.

Notice the quote is not about 'history', but about the 'past'.

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