„The lesson of history is that no one learns.“

—  Steven Erikson, könyv Deadhouse Gates

Forrás: Deadhouse Gates

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Aldous Huxley fénykép

„That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.“

—  Aldous Huxley English writer 1894 - 1963

Forrás: " A Case of Voluntary Ignorance http://www.christiebooks.com/ChristieBooksWP/2013/11/a-case-of-voluntary-ignorance-by-aldous-huxley/" in Collected Essays (1959)

James A. Garfield fénykép

„The lesson of History is rarely learned by the actors themselves.“

—  James A. Garfield American politician, 20th President of the United States (in office in 1881) 1831 - 1881

Letter to Professor Demmon (16 December 1871), in The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield (1881) by E. E. Brown, p. 424 http://books.google.com/books?id=vCAFAAAAYAAJ

Jimmy Carter fénykép

„History teaches, perhaps, very few clear lessons. But surely one such lesson learned by the world at great cost is that aggression, unopposed, becomes a contagious disease.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

Speech on Afghanistan (4 January 1980) http://millercenter.org/president/carter/speeches/speech-3403
Presidency (1977–1981), 1978

Isaac Asimov fénykép

„Probably, the most-often-repeated lesson in history is that foreigners who are called in to help one side in a civil war take over for themselves. It is a lesson that seems never to be learned despite endless repetition.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992

The Dark Ages (1968), p. 188
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel fénykép

„What experience and history teach is this — that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.“

—  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, könyv Lectures on the Philosophy of History

Introduction, as translated by H. B. Nisbet (1975)
Variant translation: What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
Pragmatical (didactic) reflections, though in their nature decidedly abstract, are truly and indefeasibly of the Present, and quicken the annals of the dead Past with the life of to-day. Whether, indeed, such reflections are truly interesting and enlivening, depends on the writer's own spirit. Moral reflections must here be specially noticed, the moral teaching expected from history; which latter has not unfrequently been treated with a direct view to the former. It may be allowed that examples of virtue elevate the soul, and are applicable in the moral instruction of children for impressing excellence upon their minds. But the destinies of peoples and states, their interests, relations, and the complicated tissue of their affairs, present quite another field. Rulers, Statesmen, Nations, are wont to be emphatically commended to the teaching which experience offers in history. But what experience and history teach is this, that peoples and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. Each period is involved in such peculiar circumstances, exhibits a condition of things so strictly idiosyncratic, that its conduct must be regulated by considerations connected with itself, and itself alone. Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help. It is useless to revert to similar circumstances in the Past. The pallid shades of memory struggle in vain with the life and freedom of the Present.
Lectures on the History of History Vol 1 p. 6 John Sibree translation (1857), 1914
Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1832), Volume 1

Salman Rushdie fénykép
Andrew Hsia fénykép

„The two sides (Mainland China and Taiwan) should learn a lesson from history and never fight each other again.“

—  Andrew Hsia Taiwanese politician 1950

Andrew Hsia (2015) cited in " Hsia, Zhang evoke the past at Taiwan-China meeting http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201505230020.aspx" on Focus Taiwan, 23 May 2015.

Albert Einstein fénykép

„Perhaps the first lesson to be learned from biology is that there are lessons to be learned from biology.“

—  Robert Rosen American theoretical biologist 1934 - 1998

Robert Rosen (2013), Essays on Life Itself Chapter 18

Alicia Keys fénykép
Anthony Doerr fénykép
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Diane Sawyer fénykép

„I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.“

—  Diane Sawyer American journalist 1945

Attributed to Diane Sawyer in: Ellen Sue Stern (1993) I Do: Meditations for Brides. p. 9

Robert J. Sawyer fénykép

„All the lessons learned, unlearned“

—  Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995

"Fall of a City"
Selected Poems (1941)
Kontextus: All the lessons learned, unlearned;
The young, who learned to read, now blind
Their eyes with an archaic film;
The peasant relapses to a stumbling tune
Following the donkey`s bray;
These only remember to forget. But somewhere some word presses
On the high door of a skull and in some corner
Of an irrefrangible eye
Some old man memory jumps to a child
— Spark from the days of energy.
And the child hoards it like a bitter toy.

Oprah Winfrey fénykép

„Love is a lesson worth learning.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

Charles A. Beard fénykép

„Progress is man’s indifference to the lessons of history.“

—  Len Deighton, könyv An Expensive Place to Die

An Expensive Place to Die, Jonathan Cape (1967) Ch. 39

Julia Child fénykép

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