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Re: To hear is to forget...

Posted by Juliette Coates on December 03, 2009 at 17:41

In Reply to: To hear is to forget... posted by K. Mackay on November 17, 2009 at 14:07:

: Does anyone know if the following expression has any particular source: "To hear is to forget, to see is to remember, to experience is to understand".

: (I read someone attributing it to Aristotle but as he believed intellectual musings to be the height of human achievement I rather doubt it).
This is linked to Confucius BC450, there are several sayings all slightly different some linked to an Old Chinese Proverb another to a Natice American saying but I believe the Confucius theory is the original.