About The Past
back and smile at perils past. ~ Walter Scott
There is nothing
in the whole world which abides. All things are in a state of ebb
and flow, and every shadow passes away. Even time itself, like a
river, is constantly gliding away . ~ Ovid
present joys of life we doubly taste,
By looking back with pleasure to the past. ~ Martial
Never look for
birds of this year in the nests of the last. ~ Miguel de Cervantes
man is rich enough to buy back his past. ~ Oscar Wilde
Study the past
if you would divine the future. ~Confucius
who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~ George
minute is everyman's equal possession, but what has once gone by
is not ours. ~ Marcus Aurelius
is delightful to transport one's self into the spirit of the past,
to see how a wise man has thought before us, and to what a glorious
height we have at last reached ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
one accomplishment is beyond both the power and mercy of the Gods.
They cannot make the past as though it had never been. ~ Aeschylus
live in reference to past experience and not to future events, however
inevitable. ~ H. G. Wells
best prophet of the future is the past. ~ John Sherman
cannot alter the past, but historians can. ~ Samuel Butler
Past and to
come seems best; things present worst. - William Shakespeare
all live in the past, because there is nothing else to live in.
To live in the present is like proposing to sit on a pin. It is
too minute, it is too slight a support, it is too uncomfortable
a posture, and it is of necessity followed immediately by totally
different experiences, analogous to those of jumping up with a yell.
~ G. K. Chesterson
not the slave of your own past. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
what's past is prologue, what to come
In yours and my discharge.
~ William Shakespeare
not the future, weep not for the past. ~ Shelley
believe the future is the past again, only opened through another
gate. ~ Pinero
can never plan the future by the past. ~ Edmund Burke
believe the future is only the past again, entered through another
gate. ~ Sir Aurthur Wing Pinero
is no past, as long as books shall live.
Books make the past our heritage and our home.
~ Edward Bulwer Lytton
God cannot change the past. ~ Agathon
is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
The best prophet of the future is the past. ~ Byron
He is a fool
who only sees the mischiefs that are past. ~ Bryant