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The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.

George Orwell

Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The rapids are near, and the daylight 's past.

Thomas Moore

Christmas is the time for looking ahead courageously through the gates of the swiftly approaching new year ... of resolving that the coming months will reflect a kinder, more forgiving and less heedless person than mirrored in the past.

Ellen V. Morgan

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five

John Updike

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

John F.Kennedy

Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future.

Melanie Gustafson

So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.

Mika Waltari

Study the past if you would divine the future

Confucius

The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.

Oscar Wilde

Think not that guilt requires the burning torches of the Furies to agitate and torment it. Their own frauds, their crimes, their remembrances of the past, their terrors of the future,--these are the domestic furies that are ever present to the mind of the impious.

Robert Hall

You can never plan the future by the past.

Edmund Burke

The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and now, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in.

Annie Lennox

In this bright future you can't forget your past.

Bob Marley

The best of prophets of the future is the past

Lord Byron

He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.

George Orwell

I like men who have a future and women who have a past

Oscar Wilde

Often regret is very false and displaced, and imagines the past to be totally other than it was.

John O'donohue

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it

La Rochefoucauld

Hard work is the key to success, so work diligently on any project you undertake. If you truly want to be successful, be prepared to give up your leisure time and work past 5 PM and on weekends. Also, have faith in yourself. If you come up with a new idea that you believe in, don't allow other people to discourage you from pursuing it.

Charles Lazarus

As each day goes by, you wonder where you’re going to go next. God always comes through – he always has in the past.

Kim Klardie

The past is but the beginning of a beginning.

H. G. Wells

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

George Bernard Shaw

For me, photographs take their power from memory and emotion. A picture tells its own story, shaped by the mood or insights of the person you are at the time you see it. It becomes layered with the past and the present. It need not be of people you k

Unknown

History is not the accumulation of events of every kind which happened in the past. It is the science of human societies.

Fustel de Coulanges

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