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Daemon
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Tirumal Jallepalli
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How quaint, I just read in the details of John Wayne: The grave, which went unmarked for twenty years, is now marked with a quotation from his controversial 1971 Playboy interview: "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."
Both of these express a similar sentiment.
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A fine example of a paradox statement. Applause
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One of the greatest minds of the past century who is respected in every society for his admirable perspicacity and ironic wit. His irish blood filled him with an acute sense of universal justice and moral profundity. His reflective calm is seen in people like Noam Chomsky and Norman Finkelstein.
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You can't learn from history cause in the long run history is often exhibit opposite to each other's lessons. So which one is good and which one is bad? The winner (as history shows) take its all...
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That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Aldous Huxley
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A very interesting remark from the man who was on friendly terms with the brutal Soviet regime and, effectively, waged propaganda campaign in favour of that infamous Empire of Evil, called the Soviet Union.
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George Bernard Shaw was right when he said that Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
Wagner Douglas
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Undoubtedly a deeply funny oxymoron quote with which I don't agree. But I respect.
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we are suppose to learn for history and pass mistakes but look at us now in the middle east
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Daemon wrote:
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)


The world needs more intelligent pacifist social-justice leaders like George Bernard Shaw, a truly great man!

History unfortunately is repeatedly teaching wrong things to each generation how to perpetuate hatred of each other supported by the evil intelligence.
Milica Boghunovich
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ChristopherJohnson wrote:
A very interesting remark from the man who was on friendly terms with the brutal Soviet regime and, effectively, waged propaganda campaign in favour of that infamous Empire of Evil, called the Soviet Union.


More than half the world considers the U.S. as the Empire of Evil. View points shift, but surely both the Soviet Union and the United States are guilty of perpetuating the militarization and the evil intelligence that breeds hatred among people.
Milica Boghunovich
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ChristopherJohnson wrote:
A very interesting remark from the man who was on friendly terms with the brutal Soviet regime and, effectively, waged propaganda campaign in favour of that infamous Empire of Evil, called the Soviet Union.


Ad hominem! Poor argument...
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Right as always !
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I think this is more true of "man" plural than it is of "man" singular. Governments in particular seem to make the same blunders repeatedly and think they are being original.
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I love Shaw's work, but what is so great in misquoting Hegel who actually has said the "what experience and history teaches us is that nations and governments never learned anything from history..." (Lectures on the philosophy of history). Of course, translations from German are always tricky...
Shamshad Ali Afridi
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Milica Boghunovich wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)


The world needs more intelligent pacifist social-justice leaders like George Bernard Shaw, a truly great man!

History unfortunately is repeatedly teaching wrong things to each generation how to perpetuate hatred of each other supported by the evil intelligence.


Applause Applause Applause
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Milica Boghunovich wrote:

"More than half the world considers the U.S. as the Empire of Evil. View points shift, but surely both the Soviet Union and the United States are guilty of perpetuating the militarization and the evil intelligence that breeds hatred among people."

Thanks for the clarification. We wouldn't want Russia stealing all of the Evil Empire glory, at least some of which should be rightly attributed to us. :-)
Perspective is everything.
Virginia Lathan
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Humm! When writing opinions, I try to avoid absolutes. The word "never" is an absolute. Therefore, I guess I like this quote better: "Never Say Never Again," which is the name of a Bee Gees song, recorded in 1968 and used as the title for a James Bond movie.Dancing
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Daemon wrote:
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)


And Karl Marx who borrowed heavily from Hegel said: "Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice.
He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce."

What Marx left out was that each tragedy, followed by its own farce, of those world-historic facts and personages, are thereafter replicated, so to speak, any number of times,
by man having learned how to perpetually make history.
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