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Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't angry some days. But I really have worked hard to put a lot of the anger and disappointment in the past.
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
The Iron Curtain may be a thing of the past, but Mother Russia is as mysterious as ever.
We have a hope of succeeding if we learn from our past mistakes and pull together to make the hard choices.
No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, and the wisdom of cookbook writers.
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.
Leonardo da Vinci
Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in.
H. L. Mencken
We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.
Don't ignore the past, but deal with it, on your own pace. Once you deal with it, you are free of it; and you are free to embrace your life and be a happy loving person because if you don't, the past will come back to haunt and keep coming back to haunt you.
We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today.
The best prophet of the future is the past.
Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
We have been so successful in the past century at the art of living longer and staying alive that we have forgotten how to die. Too often we learn the hard way. As soon as the baby boomers pass pensionable age, their lesson will be harsher still.
Memories are thoughts that arise. They're not realities. Only when you believe that they are real, then they have the power over you. But when you realize it's just another thought arising about the past, then you can have a spacious relationship with that thought. The thought no longer has you in its grip.
It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.
Learn from the past and let it go. Live in today.
Louise L. Hay
The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.
As we get past our superficial material wants and instant gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves, as well as to others, and the universe.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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