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  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? That's the way the mind of man operates.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
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    And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.
  • Stokely Carmichael
    Stokely Carmichael
    American activist 1941-1998
    Stokely Carmichael
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    Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
    Marshall Mcluhan
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    Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.
  • Happy is the soul that has something to look backward to with pride, and something to look forward to with hope.
  • Bobby Jindal
    Bobby Jindal
    American politician 1971-
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    Here's an idea: How about just 'Americans?' That has a nice ring to it, if you ask me. Placing undue emphasis on our 'separateness' is a step backward. Bring back the melting pot.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    Historians are prophets with their face turned backward.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
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    I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
    Source: Gaskell - The life of Charlotte Brontë (1870) p.285
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
    Arthur Miller
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    If I see an ending, I can work backward.
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll
    British Writer, Mathematician 1832-1898
    Lewis Carroll
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    It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
  • Carlos Fuentes
    Carlos Fuentes
    Mexican novelist and essayist 1928-2012
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    Like all of Latin America, Mexico after independence in 1821 turned its back on a triple heritage: on the Spanish heritage, because we were newly liberated colonies, and on our Indian and black heritages, because we considered them backward and barbaric. We looked towards France, England and the U.S., to become progressive democratic republics.
  • Ann Landers
    Ann Landers
    American columnist 1918-
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    Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
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