History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme

I can’t believe I forgot to mention this quote in my earlier post on history quotes. It has been long attributed to Mark Twain: “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

Unfortunately, its first appearance appears to be the one that established it as a Twain quote. It’s a misattribution.

PM Quote of the Day — Mark Twain

I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.

Note that this quote is sometimes attributed to Blaise Pascal.

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