When a person has sex, they're not just having it with that partner, they're having it with everybody that partner has had it with for the past ten years
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
Sadness is always the legacy of the past; regrets are pains of the memory
That's the problem with religion: you beat your way past the clerics, fight your way through the demons, stand before the holy of holies, and when you rip away the veil, there's nothing there but a mirror
What's gone and what's past help should be past grief
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.
Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror.
Your future takes precedence over your past. Focus on your future, rather than on the past.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.
There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now
In this bright future you can't forget your past.
No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it.
It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give up. I cannot despair. There's a whole future, generations to come. I have to keep trying.
Study the past if you would divine the future
Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future
The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess
I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate
Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?