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George Steiner Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and archive mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement, against that past.
Ty Howard I've learned that we cannot forget or throw away our past, But we must not allow our past to control us either. We must learn and grow from our past failures, Disappointments, pains and experiences. Reset our goals and priorities... and move forward. Start TODAY, by Un-Ty-ing the knots that LIMIT you
Denis Watley You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Norman Mailer People move forward into the future out of the way they comprehend the past. When we don't understand something in our past, we are therefore crippled.
George Steiner It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past.
Dr. Dale E. Turner Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Richard von Weizscker All of us, whether guilty or not, whether old or young, must accept the past. ... It is not a case of coming to terms with the past. That is not possible. It cannot be subsequently modified or undone.
Israel Zangwill The Past Our cradle, not our prison there is danger as well as appeal in its glamor. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repitition.
SHAKS.: _Wint. Tale,_ Act iii., Sc. 2. What's gone, and what's past help, Should be past grief.
David Lowenthal The past remains integral to us all, individually and collectively. We must concede the ancients their place... but their past is not simply back there, in a separate and foreign country, it is assimilated in ourselves and resurrected in an ever-changing
Joe Adcock Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
Mary Webb The past is only the present become invisible and mute and because it is invisible and mute, its memoried glances and it's murmurs are infinitely precious. We are tomorrow's past.
George Orwell He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
Daniel J. Boorstin Our American past always speaks to us with two voices the voice of the past, and the voice of the present. We are always asking two quite different questions. Historians reading the words of John Winthrop usually ask, What did they mean to him Citizens ask, What do they mean to us Historians are trained to seek the original meaning all of us want to know the present meaning.
Maxim Gorky In the carriages of the past you can't go anywhere.
Leonard L. Levinson The past is the tomorrow that got away.
Samuel Butler God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
Samuel Butler God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
Finley Peter Dunne The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.
George There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
Agathon This only is denied to God the power to undo the past.
Jessamyn West The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
American Indian Proverb What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for.
Gerald Jampolsky Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
George Santayana Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Joseph Conrad The mind of man is capable of anything--because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.
Sir Walter Scott Look back, and smile on perils past.
Mary Bertone Past and to come seem best things present worst.
Beverly Sills I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
Dan McKinnon Remember your past mistakes just long enough to profit by them.
Arnold Glasgow The future is the past returning through another gate.
Thomas Jefferson I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
A. Whitney Brown The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
Miguel de Cervantes It is past all controversy that what costs dearest is, and ought to be, most valued.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future.
Percy Bysshe Shelley Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
Lillian Eichler Watson There has never been an age that did not applaud the past and lament the present.
Unknown Heal the past, Live the present, Dream the future.
Ronald Reagan While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
Paul Boese Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Ken Lancaster Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past.
Arthur C. Clarke The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Harry S Truman Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.
Lewis Mumford Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
La Bruyere Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present-- which seldom happens to us.
Garth Brooks I don't fly any awards at the house. Any award you get is usually for something you've done in the past. And I like to keep looking forward.
W. Somerset Maugham I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
Robert Green Ingersoll The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.
Charles Dickens Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always plan
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of
The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past, and it is the future.
Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what happened, but of what men believe happened.
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
The past is but the past of a beginning.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
I think we agree, the past is over.
Even God cannot change the past.
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.
I know of no way to judge the future but by the past.
You can never plan the future by the past.
Danger past, God forgotten.
The past is certain, the future obscure.
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Be a cause of the future, not a result of the past.
Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.
I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
People are always available for work in the past tense.
Never let a stain from the past put a mark on your future.
Study the past if you would define the future.
I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.
This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.
The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.
We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
But the only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past can be changed.
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
Never let the sense of past failure defeat your next step.
Those who stare at the past have their backs turned to the future.
The present is a rope stretched over the past. The secret to walking it is, you never look down.
Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue.
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
The difference between God and the historians consists above all in the fact that God cannot alter the past.
The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
Change is the law of life; and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
Over the past ten years, for the first time, intelligence had become socially correct for girls.
One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.


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