Quotes: past

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  • Billie Burke
    Billie Burke
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    A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
  • Evan Esar
    Evan Esar
    American humorist 1899-1995
    Evan Esar
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    The girl with a future avoids a man with a past.
  • Charles Swindoll
    Charles Swindoll
    American Pastor, writer
    Charles Swindoll
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    Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry Kissinger
    American politician 1923-
    Henry Kissinger
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    For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.
  • Paul Boese
    Paul Boese
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    Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
    Thomas Jefferson
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    I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
    Ezra Pound
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    We do NOT know the past in chronological sequence. It may be convenient to lay it out anesthetized on the table with dates pasted on here and there, but what we know we know by ripples and spirals eddying out from us and from our own time.
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass
    African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator and writer 1818-1895
    Frederick Douglass
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    We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    What is past is prologue.
  • Sidney J. Harris
    Sidney J. Harris
    American journalist 1917-
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    A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
  • Robert A. Heinlein
    Robert A. Heinlein
    American science fiction writer 1907-1988
    Robert A. Heinlein
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    A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    American historian and biographer 1915-1981
    Fawn M. Brodie
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    A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.
  • Vladimir Nabokov
    Vladimir Nabokov
    American writer and poet 1899-1977
    Vladimir Nabokov
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    A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
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