Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/27/17

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The hasty reformer who does not remember the past will find himself condemned to repeat it.”   —   John Buchan

(So, who said it first?  George Santayana, or Johnnie B.?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

2 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/27/17”

  1. 1 haliburton76 February 27, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Excellent question, UR; I wondered the same thing! According to, Santayana’s attribution dates to 1905, and Buchan’s to 1923 … that makes almost 20 years in which Buchan could have heard or read Santayana’s most famous aphorism.

  2. 2 unclerave February 28, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Without knowing the dates, I kinda had the same feeling, hal. I saw that George was born about 20 years earlier, but without digging deeper, I didn’t know which one became prominent – and more quotable – sooner. Thanks, for doing my dirty work!

    — YUR

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