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Old May 08, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by irmamar View Post
Something similar is said here: "Quien olvida su historia está condenado a repetirla". In a quick search I've seen that this sentence was written by Jorge Agustín de Santayana (in short, he had a lot of names and surnames ).

But the sentence is true.
Originally Posted by gabrieldemanila View Post
I love this one:

Tagalog: "Ang hindi marunong tumingin sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makararating sa paroroonan."
English Literal Translation: "He who doesn't look back can't get to where he is going."

I think it can also be translated as the popular phrase: “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”.
As I remember from my Elementary School education in the Philippines, the above tagalog proverb has a different meaning, somehow the "look back" part is interpreted in Tagalog to mean "to express gratitude" to those who helped the person get started in life, i.e. parents. Hence the proverb is about gratitude instead of learning from the past.
To love, live and learn.

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