The quote “Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it” is attributed to the American philosopher George Santayana and it can be accurately quoted as “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” as stated in his work, The Life of Reason: Reason in Common Sense. His work speaks mostly about the role of rationality in moral philosophy and general ethics. The philosopher was born in Madrid, Spain and lived there in his early years before relocating to Boston. His early life contributed much to his philosophical works. He loved poetry and obtained philosophical mentorship from William James and Josiah Royce who were famous Harvard philosophers. He went ahead to teach philosophy in Harvard before leaving for Europe. The Life of Reason was done as a series which included Reason in Common Sense (which features the famous quote), Reason in Society, Reason in Religion, Reason in Art and Reason in Science.