Past Quotes

Leonard l. levinson - the past is the tomorrow that got away....
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are for loving in the present.
Barbara de Angelis

The present is a rope stretched over the past. The secret to walking it is, you never look down.
Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004
Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
Antoine rivarol - man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in...
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Stephen Ambrose, in Fast Company

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
The rest of the world is sweeping past us. The oil and gas of the Texas future is the well - Educated mind. But we are still worried about whether Midland can beat Odessa at football.
Mark White
We do not live to extenuate the miseries of the past nor to accept as incurable those of the present.
Fairfield Osborne
Past and to come seem best things present worst.
Mary Bertone
When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration.
Jawahar Lal Neheru
To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The future is the past returning through another gate.
Arnold Glasgow
Change is the law of life; and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Thomas Sowell, Is Reality Optional?, 1993
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw