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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:853
AUTHOR:John Buchan (1875–1940)
QUOTATION:History gives us a kind of chart, and we dare not surrender even a small rushlight in the darkness. The hasty reformer who does not remember the past will find himself condemned to repeat it.
ATTRIBUTION:JOHN BUCHAN, general introduction to The Nations of Today, a series of popular histories published in 1923–1924 under Buchan’s editorship. Each work contained Buchan’s introduction.—Great Britain, vol. 1, p. 12 (1923).

  See No. 1292 for Santayana’s similar remark.
SUBJECTS:History
WORKS:John Buchan Collection
 
 
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