Past Quotes

Ursala lequin - to break a promise is to deny the reality of the...
The first recipe for happiness is Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Andr Maurois

Deem not life a thing of consequence. For look at the yawning void of the future, and at that other limitless space, the past.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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.
George Steine
Thomas jefferson - i like the dreams of the future better than the...
Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it; for tomorrow is not, until today is past.
Sophocles, Trachiniae

God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
Samuel Butle
Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. In is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One day at a time - This is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.
Ida Scott Taylor.
He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
George Orwell
The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects - - Making it possible to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
Susan Sontag
Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present and keep the promise to posterity.
Harold J. Seymore
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
But the only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectfy manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.
John Milton
It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future.
Frank Herbert, Dune