“... man improves, animals do not; man progresses,
animals do not; man invents more and more complicated tools, animals do
not; man is a creator of material and spiritual wealth, animals are not;
man is a builder of civilization, animals are not.”
—Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity, p. 186.
“Time-Binders — Each generation, through symbols, especially language,
gains from and builds upon the experience of past generations. We learn
from each other, and pass on this knowledge. Korzybski called this process
“time-binding”, and considered it important enough to serve as a basis for
“Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.” -- anon.