My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty-five years
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
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.
The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
In the past, people worked together only when some great disaster threatened.
As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be foundin himself.
The Senate and the country need Senators of courage who are prepared to make their mark on history by standing with past profiles in courage, and defending not party, not partisanship, but defending principle and democracy itself.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future.
A mothers happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
In the past, I always used to be looking for answers. Today, I know there are only questions. So I just live.
We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience.
When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there
is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems -but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.
Fancy rules over two thirds of the universe, the past, and future, while reality is confined to the present