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Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
Laurence J. Peter
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads. It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes, neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them.
Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.
To what a degree the same past can leave different marks - and especially admit of different interpretations.
I'm not good at future planning. I don't plan at all. I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow. I don't have a day planner and I don't have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.
It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego.
When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma, some past connection.
The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past.
I don't think anyone, until their soul leaves their body, is past the point of no return.
Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you're giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.
Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings.
I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was.
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
He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.
The banjo is truly an American instrument, and it captures something about our past.
Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.
Promiscuity is like never reading past the first page. Monogamy is like reading the same book over and over.
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
Zora Neale Hurston
The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
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.
A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
James M. Barrie
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That's why I tend to forget my songs.
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I don't like parties past 2 am. Then it's all losers and weirdos.
In the past 40 years, the United States lost more than a million farmers and ranchers. Many of our farmers are aging. Today, only nine percent of family farm income comes from farming, and more and more of our farmers are looking elsewhere for their primary source of income.
I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey.
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
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