Regrets over the past should chasten the future.
To regret the past is to forfeit the future.
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
What's gone and what's past help should be past grief.
The wind blows out, the bubble dies; The spring entomb'd in autumn lies; The dew dries up; the star is shot; The flight is past, and man forgot.
The memory of past favors is like a rainbow, bright, vivid, and beautiful; but it soon fades away. The in memory of injuries is engraved on the heart, and remains forever.
That sign of old age, extolling the past at the expense of the present.
It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations --past and present --are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.
Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.
Our mistakes from the past are just that: mistakes. And they were necessary to make in order to become the wiser person we became.
Every period of life has its peculiar prejudices; whoever saw old age, that did not applaud the past, and condemn the present times?
Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shoptalk of the scientist and the consolation of the housewife, wit, tycoon and intellectual. It begins in the nursery and ends when speech is past.
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
There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it
Revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
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
With reference to the narrative of events, far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand, I did not even trust my own impressions, but it rests partly on what I saw myself, partly on what others saw for me, the accuracy of the report being always tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eyewitnesses, arising sometimes from imperfect memory, sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other. The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it. My history has been composed to be an everlasting possession, not the showpiece of an hour.
In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people.... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
Jazz today, as always in the past, is a matter of thoughtful creation, not mere unaided instinct.
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
In time there is no present, In eternity no future, In eternity no past.
The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past.
Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being.
Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.