Past Quotes

The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.

H. G. Wells

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.

Jacques Barzun

As we transcend our past in the things we do, we also become who we can be. Thus creativity is those attitudes by which we fulfil ourselves.

John G. Young

Terrorism, ladies and gentlemen, in my eyes I have a very, very, very simple explanation. Gangs of criminals, killers, used unfortunately by certain governments in the past for political purposes, who are on their own now as gangs.

Hamid Karzai

In the past, people worked together only when some great disaster threatened.

Walter Ulbricht

The first principle of contract negotiation is dont remind them of what you did in the past; tell them what youre going to do in the future.

Stan Musial

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.

Thomas Carlyle

It is already possible to imagine a society in which the majority of the population, that is to say, its laborers, will have almost as much leisure as in earlier times was enjoyed by the aristocracy. When one recalls how aristocracies in the past actually behaved, the prospect is not cheerful.

W. H. Auden

Everyone can see the future, but no one remembers the past.

Alexander Sokulov

What we call our future is the shadow that our past projects in front of us.

Proust

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.

Herbert Spencer

We can predict the present without having to know everything about the past.

John D. Barrrow

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.

Diana Ross

Truth comes to us from the past, then, like gold washed down from the mountains.

Carter G. Woodson

When the danger is past God is cheated.

Italian Proverb

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.

Blaise Pascal

When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma, some past connection.

Richard Gere

You meet someone and youre sure you were lovers in a past life. After two weeks with them, you realize why you havent kept in touch for the last two thousand years.

Al Cleathen

In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south. Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates victims in the north as well. This has become manifest: the global system was not made to serve the good of all, but to serve multinational companies.

Ahmed Ben Bella

I advance no exaggerated or fanciful claim for Vegetarianism. It is not, as some have asserted, a panacea for human ills; it is something much more rational -- an essential part of the modern humanitarian movement, which can make no true progress without it. Vegetarianism is the diet of the future, as flesh-food is the diet of the past.

HENRY S. SALT

If we go on as we are, we will destroy in the next century everything that the poets have been singing about for the past two thousand years.

Fred Bodsworth

The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world's bulwark of liberty.

Steve Buyer

Remembrance of things past.

William Shakespeare

They brought a level of sophistication in equipment that we weren't able to do as volunteers. That has really enhanced the run over the past couple of years.

Jim Bradley

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