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All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put the past together again. So let's remember: Don't try to saw sawdust.
~ Dale Carnegie | ( American writer. ) | 1888-1955 | Past
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
~ Francis Bacon | (English philosopher and statesman ) | 1561-1626 | Past
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Because men really respect only that which was founded of old and has developed slowly, he who wants to live on after his death must take care not only of his posterity but even more of his past.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Past
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
But how carve way i' the life that lies before,
If bent on groaning ever for the past?

-: [ Balaustion's Adventure. ]
~ Robert Browning | (British poet. ) | 1812 -1889 | Past
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
~ Horace | ( Latin lyric poet. ) | BC 65-8 | Past
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
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.

-: [ It is not always May. ]
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | ( U.S. poet. ) | 1807-1882 | Past
quotes Division : American poets   
     
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
~ Carl Sandburg | ( American poet. ) | 1878-1967 | Past
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Past
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
O Death! O Change! O Time!
Without you, O! the insufferable eyes
Of these poor Might-Have-Beens,
These fatuous, ineffectual yesterdays.

-: [ Rhymes and Rhythms, XIII. ]
~ William Ernest Henley | (English poet and critic ) | 1849 - 1903 | Past
quotes Division : Critics   
     
O God! Put back Thy universe and give me yesterday.
-: [ Silver King ]
~ Henry Arthur Jones | ( English dramatist ) | 1851 - 1929 | Past
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French philosopher and poet. ) | 1884-1962 | Past
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Past
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it.
~ T. S. Eliot | ( American-English poet and playwright. ) | 1888-1965 | Past
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
ot heaven itself upon the past has power; But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.
-: [ Imitation of Horace, Book III. Ode XXIX, line 71. ]
~ John Dryden | (British poet, dramatist and critic. ) | 1631-1700 | Past
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Posterity will pay everyone their due.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus | ( Roman historian. ) | 55-117 | Past
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald | (American writer. ) | 1896-1940 | Past
quotes Division : American writers   
     
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 | ( British religious leader. ) | 1644-1718 | Past
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Study the past if you would divine the future.
~ Confucius | ( Chinese philosopher. ) | 551 - 479 BC | Past
quotes Division : Chinese philosophers   
     
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
~ William Wordsworth | ( English Romantic poet. ) | 1770-1850 | Past
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
The best of prophets of the future is the past.
-: [ Letter. Jan. 28, 1821. ]
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Past
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Past
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     

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