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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)
QUOTATION: If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience!
ATTRIBUTION: GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, appendix 2 to Man and Superman,Maxims for Revolutionists,” in his Selected Plays with Prefaces, vol. 3, p. 742 (1948).

See also Nos. 570 and 1292.
SUBJECTS: Experience