Past Quotes

Nostalgia paints a smile on the stony face of the past.

Mason Cooley

What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.

Don Marquis

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

Niccolò Machiavelli

The fact is you can't escape the past by moving on, it just moves with you.

Fabian Black

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Mad is the man who is forever gritting his teeth against that granite block, complete and changeless, of the past.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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