33 Quotes About Not Repeating the Past


Taking ownership for your mistakes can help to ensure you do not repeat them. These quotes about not repeating the past will encourage you to take new steps in the future.

“A man’s feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.”

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

“Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.”

“An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.”

“Bigotry against any group should be disqualifying for high office.”

“Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.”

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”

“Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.”

“For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.”

“He who doesn’t understand history is doomed to repeat it.”

“He who forgets the past is doomed to repeat it.”

“History has repeated itself many times througout the ages.”

“History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history.”

“History is information. Memory is part of your identity.”

“History provides a sense of where we’ve been and lessons that can be taken forward.”

“I think you can learn from history.”

“Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.”

“It’s been my experience, Langford, that the past always has a way of returning. Those who don’t learn, or can’t remember it, are doomed to repeat it.”

“Learn from history or you’re doomed to repeat it.”

“Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.”

“No pain is so devastating as the pain a person refuses to face and no suffering is so lasting as suffering left unacknowledged.”

“The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.”

“The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.”

“The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.”

“The main thing is to make history, not to write it.”

“Those unable to catalog the past are doomed to repeat it.”

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”

“To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future.”

“We repeat what we do not repair.”

“We’re doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That’s what it is to be alive.”

“What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history.”

“Whatever we do or fail to do will influence the course of history.”

“Whenever you move, I think you lose your history.”

What is left behind can sometimes be our doom if we go on to repeat the same mistakes.

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