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Oh! the good times when we were so unhappy. [Fr., Oh le bon temps ou etions si malheureux.]

Alexandre Dumas pere Quotes , Source: The Conspirators (II, 318), (also titled Le Chevalier d'Harmental)

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

Leslie Poles Hartley Quotes , Source: The Go-Between (epigraph)

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O Death! O Change! O Time! Without you, O! the insufferable eyes Of these poor Might-Have-Beens, These fatuous, ineffectual yesterdays.

William Ernest Henley Quotes , Source: Rhymes and Rhythms (XIII)

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Praise they that will times past, I joy to see My selfe now live: this age best pleaseth mee.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: The Present Time Best Pleaseth

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O God! Put back Thy universe and give me yesterday.

Henry Arthur Jones Quotes , Source: Silver King

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Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.

Charles Kingsley Quotes , Source: Life (vol. II, ch. XXVIII)

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Enjoy the spring of love and youth, To some good angel leave the rest, For time will teach thee soon the truth, "There are no birds in last year's nest."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: It is not always May

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We remain Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: The Cathedral (l. 234)

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Weep no more, lady, weep no more, Thy sorrowe is in vaine, For violets pluckt, the sweetest showers Will ne'er make grow againe.

Thomas Percy Quotes , Source: Reliques--The Friar of Order Gray

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It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it.

Kenneth Auchincloss Quotes

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Nostalgia is a seductive liar.

George W. Ball Quotes

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I cannot sing the old songs, Or dream those dreams again,

Charlotte Barnard Quotes

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As lousy as things are now, tomorrow they will be somebody's good old days.

Gerald Barzan Quotes

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We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished- for state. When did history become a bad word?

John Guare Quotes

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To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes

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Don't brood on the past, but don't forget it either.

Thomas H. Raddal Quotes

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Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.

Adrienne Rich Quotes

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The next day is never so good as the day before.

Publilius Syrus Quotes

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Those who do remember it will find new ways to screw it up.

Charles Wolfe Quotes

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It's linkage I'm talking about, and harmonies and structures, And all the various things that lock our wrists to the past.

Charles Wright Quotes

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Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.

William Penn Quotes

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Those who misremember the past are pleased to repreat it as "proof.".

Mike Huybensz Quotes

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The past always looks better than it was; it's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Finley Peter Dunne Quotes

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To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another.

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.

Carl Sandburg Quotes

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