Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
From the Book The Life of Reason: Reason in Common Sense, 1906, ISBN 0486239195
Date Added: 2007 Nov 13