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Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The past cannot be cured.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no time of life past learning something.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For the past 15 years or so, British governments have tried to persuade the rest of us that the best judges of the national interest are...businessmen. This may be a ridiculous statement, but -- ominously -- fewer and fewer people laugh at it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The establishment of democracy on the American continent was scarcely as radical a break with the past as was the necessity, which Americans faced, of broadening this concept to include black men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The past should be a springboard, not a hammock.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Your successful past will block your visions of the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen again.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Forget the past and live the present hour.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Knowing that his past actions may try to overwhelm him, the devotee must be prepared to combat them. God will give him the strength: His Name will be an impenetrable armor. It will save him from all the consequences.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Your past is important, but it is not nearly as important to your present as the way you see your future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The past is all holy to us; the dead are all holy; even they that were wicked when alive.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless change.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He is mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid intervals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is immunity in reading, immunity in formal society, in office routine, in the company of old friends and in the giving of officious help to strangers, but there is no sanctuary in one bed from the memory of another. The past with its anguish will break through every defense-line of custom and habit; we must sleep and therefore we must dream.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious retreat of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I dare say I am compelled, unconsciously compelled, now to write volume after volume, as in past years I was compelled to go to sea, voyage after voyage. Leaves must follow upon each other as leagues used to follow in the days gone by, on and on to the appointed end, which, being truth itself, is one -- one for all men and for all occupations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A person of mature years and ripe development, who is expecting nothing from literature but the corroboration and renewal of past ideas, may find satisfaction in a lucidity so complete as to occasion no imaginative excitement, but young and ambitious students are not content with it. They seek the excitement because they are capable of the growth that it accompanies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By Modernism I mean the positive rejection of the past and the blind belief in the process of change, in novelty for its own sake, in the idea that progress through time equates with cultural progress; in the cult of individuality, originality and self-expression.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a constant in the average American imagination and taste, for which the past must be preserved and celebrated in full-scale authentic copy; a philosophy of immortality as duplication. It dominates the relation with the self, with the past, not infrequently with the present, always with History and, even, with the European tradition.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Time past and time future what might have been and what has been point to one end, which is always present.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No facts are to me sacred; none are profane; I simply experiment, an endless seeker, with no past at my back.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The past but lives in written words: a thousand ages were blank if books had not evoked their ghosts, and kept the pale unbodied shades to warn us from fleshless lips.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not the literal past, the facts of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The world is for thousands a freak show; the images flicker past and vanish; the impressions remain flat and unconnected in the soul. Thus they are easily led by the opinions of others, are content to let their impressions be shuffled and rearranged and evaluated differently.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. There is only an eternally new now that builds and creates itself out of the Best as the past withdraws.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Look to the past for guidance into the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the maxim of the past you cannot go anywhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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