Quotes by retrospect

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  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    Malcolm Muggeridge
    British Broadcaster 1903-1990
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    In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
    Robert Louis Stevenson
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    It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in the retrospect.
    Source: Ethical Studies
  • Henry Fuseli
    Henry Fuseli
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    Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know, than we are able to create a new sense. He whose fancy has conceived an idea of the most beautiful form must have composed it from actual existence.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    So much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine, and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person's genius is confined to a very few hours.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
    Robert Louis Stevenson
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    The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
    Walt Whitman
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    The Past - the dark unfathomed retrospect! The teeming gulf - the sleepers and the shadows! The past! the infinite greatness of the past! For what is the present after all but a growth out of the past?
  • Paul Theroux
    Paul Theroux
    American travel writer and novelist 1941-
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    Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
  • Bob Hope
    Bob Hope
    American comedian, actor 1903-
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    When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
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