Posted: Nov 29, 2018 12:34 am
by Just A Theory
steamroller wrote:Napoleon once said, "History is a set of lies agreed upon." Tolstoy once said, "History would be a wonderful thing, if it were only true." The worst examples are where war is involved. One truism I heard about it says, "In war, truth is the first casualty." For the winning side, it remains a casualty. Which brings up another truism. "History is written by the victors."

And yet George Santayana said: Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.

But, there's an even more apropos quotation from him, just for you:

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.