Repeat Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old repeat quotes, repeat sayings, and repeat proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

History never repeats itself. Man always does.     


A meaningless phrase repeated again and again begins to resemble truth.     

Barbara Kingsolver

History must repeat itself because we pay such little attention to it the first time.     

Blackie Sherrod

Only fools repeat the same things over and over, expecting to obtain different results.     

George Bernard Shaw

We are what we repeatedly do but we can be perceived by what we repeatedly say.     

Garrison Wynn

He who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass that is loaded with books.     

Khalil Gibran

If something is repeated over and over as obvious, the chances are that it is obviously false.     

Noam Chomsky

Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.     

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

There is no reason to repeat bad history.     

Eleanor Holmes Norton

If they can't repeat it, they didn't get it.     

Sam Horn

If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes accepted as truth.     

Joseph Goebbels

You repeat things because they're like your personal obsessions.     

Wendy Carlos

Why repeat the old errors, if there are so many new errors to commit?     

Bertrand Russell

History doesn't repeat itself; it rhymes.     

Mark Twain

Nature repeats itself, but it never starts from the beginning.      

Nicolas Roeg

When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.     

Paulo Coelho

We shouldn't repeat the same for ages on end, but look into the new as well.     

Robert Schumann

History repeats itself over and over again, but most of us have short memories.     

Mike Colter

History that repeats itself turns to farce. Farce that repeats itself turns to history.     

Jean Baudrillard

The repeated lies become history, but they don't necessarily become the truth.     

Colum Mccann

Never affirm or repeat about your health what you do not wish to be true.     

Ralph Waldo Trine

That is never too often repeated which is never sufficiently learned.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Those who would repeat the past must control the teaching of history.     

Frank Herbert

It is the repeated performance of just and temperate actions that produces virtue.     


When you talk, you repeat what you already know; when you listen, you often learn something.     

Jared Sparks

Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.     

Noam Chomsky

Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.     

Tom Hopkins

Repeating, trying to repeat success - it never gets easier.     

Aaron Judge

We all want to not repeat ourselves constantly, and explore the limits of our capabilities.     

J. K. Simmons

If you repeat something, it can become pointless. Some things can repeat and be endlessly fascinating.     

Andy Goldsworthy