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53 Past Quotes

Thou unrelenting past.

William Cullen Bryant Quotes , Source: To the Past

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The Present is the living sum-total of the whole Past.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Characteristics

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The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late. [Lat., Prisca juvent alios; ego me nunc denique natum Gratulor.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Ars Amatoria (III, 121), (translation by Sydney Smith)

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What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now.

Charles R. Swindoll Quotes

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Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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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.

Wayne Dyer Quotes

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Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one's breath.

Eve Glicksman Quotes

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The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

Leslie Poles Hartley Quotes

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May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

Paul Boese Quotes

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You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.

Jan Glidewell Quotes

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You have to know the past to understand the present.

Dr. Carl Sagan Quotes

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Therefore Agathon rightly says: "Of this alone even God is deprived, the power of making things that are past never to have been."

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Ethics (bk. VI, ch. II), (R.W. Browne's translation)

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The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.

Henri Louis Bergson Quotes , Source: Creative Evolution (ch. I)

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No traces left of all the busy scene, But that remembrances says: The things have been.

Samuel Boyse Quotes , Source: The Deity

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But how carve way i' the life that lies before, If bent on groaning ever for the past?

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: Balaustion's Adventure

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The light of other days is faded, And all their glories past.

Alfred Bunn Quotes , Source: The Maid of Artois

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The age of chivalry is gone.--That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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John Anderson, my jo, John, When we were first acquent, Your locks were like the raven, Your bonny brow was brent.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: John Anderson

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Gone--glimmering through the dream of things that were.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 2)

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The best of prophets of the future is the past.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Letter

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O, to bring back the great Homeric time, The simple manners and the deed sublime: When the wise Wanderer, often foiled by Fate, Through the long furrow drave the ploughshare straight.

Mortimer Collins Quotes , Source: Letter to the Rt. Hon. B. Disraeli, M.P., published anonymously 1869

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Listen to the Water-Mill: Through the live-long day How the clicking of its wheel Wears the hours away! Languidly the Autumn wind Stirs the forest leaves, From the field the reapers sing Binding up their sheaves: And a proverb haunts my mind As a spell is cast, "The mill cannot grind With the water that is past."

Sarah Doudney Quotes , Source: Lesson of the Water-Mill

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Not heaven itself upon the past has power; But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Imitation of Horace (bk. III, ode XXIX, l. 71)

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The days of rejoicing are gone forever. [Fr., Ils sont passes ces jours de fete.]

Jacques Du Lorens Quotes , Source: Le Tableau Parlant

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