History Repeats Itself

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!

: --Brock

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).