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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9704
AUTHOR:Miscellaneous Translations
QUOTATION:They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing. 1
 
Note 1.
This saving is attributed to Talleyrand. In a letter of the Chevalier de Panat to Mallet du Pan, January, 1796, it occurs almost literally,—“No one is right; no one could forget anything, nor learn anything.” [back]
 

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