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Past Quotes


These are some of the best 'Past' quotations and sayings.

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

Age and sorrow have the gift of reading the future by the sad past.

Gone - glimmering through the dream of things that were.

I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

I know the past, and thence I will essay to glean a warning for the future, so that man may profit by his errors, and derive experience from his folly.

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.

It 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.

It is to live twice, when we can enjoy the recollections of our former life.

No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are passed.

Nor deem the irrevocable past as wholly wasted, wholly vain, if rising on its wrecks, at last to something nobler we attain.

Our reverence for the past is just in proportion to our ignorance of it.

So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more.

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

Study the past if you would divine the future.

That past which is so presumptuously brought forward as a precedent for the present, was itself founded on some past that went before it.

The admiration bestowed on former times is the bias of all times; the golden age never was the present age.

The past is for us, but the sole terms on which it can become ours are its subordination to the present.

The past is the sepulchre of our dead emotions.

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

The true past departs not; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless changes.


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