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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
-George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. The Life of Reason, ch. 12, "Reason in Common Sense" (1905-6).
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