Posted by ESC on May 08, 2003
In Reply to: History Repeats Itself -- who said this?? posted by Brock on May 08, 2003
: Who said,
: "History Repeats Itself"
: Thanks in advance!
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF - "History follows a pattern of events that recur in different eras. Also used to refer to anything that happens more than once. The proverb has been traced back to 'Rufus Historie' . It was later used in 'Scenes of Clerical Life' by English novelist George Eliot (1819-80). First attested in the United States in 'Marian Rooke' by H. Sedley." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).