Past Quotes And Sayings

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He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
~By A. J. P. Taylor ~


As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
~By Bill Cosby ~


The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.
~By Harold Pinter ~


The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days, we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target.
~By Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf ~


One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
~By Golda Meir ~


A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult his choice of expression. In my case, it was going backwards into tonality. It seemed so wrong. The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange, even though there are precedents.
~By David Del Tredici ~


To establish yourself as a leading man, you're shooting for the smallest point on the target, and you get a lot of judgment thrown at you. It takes a lot for them to get past everything and just watch your art and what you're doing.
~By Josh Holloway ~


The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real links between that past and a future worthy of it.
~By Hart Crane ~


Over the past few years special interests have had a larger and larger say over who gets what in America, and the voices of average citizens are being shut out.
~By Marty Meehan ~


There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you if you don't repeat it.
~By Pearl Bailey ~


Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.
~By Janos Kadar ~


The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world.
~By Edgar Quinet ~


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.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
~By Camille Paglia ~


I just think that some version of the past in our culture is going to rise up and become dominant.
~By Peter Davison ~


I could have done a hundred songs, really. It was hard to narrow them down, because I tried to pick songs for the most part that actually did have some effect on me or influenced me in the past.
~By Alan Jackson ~


In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
~By Simone Weil ~


During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts.
~By David Bohm ~


I do write about people who are complex and are striving with something and can't quite get past their own stuff, which would be a proxy for myself because that's what the deal is with me.
~By Eric Bogosian ~


Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss.
~By Bono ~


Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks.
~By Jimmy Breslin ~


I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL, and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading Internet company in the world - can return to its past greatness.
~By Steve Case ~


Well, I think we still have to verify whatever declaration we will get and make sure that it is comprehensive and accurate. So, that would take care of the past activities.
~By Mohamed ElBaradei ~


Because that's just the way it is, and don't sleep on what you did before, you know, because it can... not hurt you, but you can find yourself sleeping on something that happened in the past, but you dare to progress and there is always room for progression.
~By Thierry Henry ~


Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data, and if we waited to run down all our doubts, it would flow past us.
~By Learned Hand ~


I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.
~By Van Jones ~


After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what I thought about this country, both negative and positive. I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously, biting my tongue in the past.
~By Robert MacNeil ~


Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson, which takes wonder and magic out of the novel, treats not the past but the present.
~By Leslie Fiedler ~


In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space... But you laid the foundation for space tourism.
~By Nursultan Nazarbayev ~


I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
~By George Eliot ~


When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
~By Bob Hope ~


One of the reasons for going back into the past is that it's almost the only place that there's any drama.
~By Robert Towne ~


I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
~By Tony Robbins ~


No, I think the future of humanity will be like the past, we'll do what we've always done and there will still be human beings. Granted, there will always be people doing something different and there are a lot of possibilities.
~By Octavia Butler ~


It also allows you to look as though you're not particularly from the present, future or past, either.
~By Doug Coupland ~


Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully. I try, and don't always succeed, to be thorough. There are musicians who do not know their worth, and if they knew it at one time, it has eluded them. I know my worth. You try not to dwell in the past.
~By Bill Dixon ~


Forget the past - the future will give you plenty to worry about.
~By George Allen, Sr. ~


I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past.
~By Ron Chernow ~


Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block.
~By Annie Dillard ~


Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.
~By Bob Greene ~


It puzzled me that other people hadn't found out, too. God was gone. We were younger. We had reached past him. Why couldn't they see it? It still puzzles me.
~By Frances Farmer ~


Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty.
~By Denis Kearney ~


Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.
~By Mason Cooley ~


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.
~By Karl Lagerfeld ~


The past is still, for us, a place that is not safely settled.
~By Michael Ondaatje ~


If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption.
~By Josh McDowell ~


The past couple years training with Kurt have really brought inspiration into my skating.
~By Kristi Yamaguchi ~


I felt my mother about the place. I don't think she haunts me, but I wouldn't put it past her.
~By Julie Walters ~


I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
~By George Catlin ~


Even with, or perhaps, because of, this background, I have over the past few years sensed a very dramatic change in attitude on the part of Prince Edward Islanders towards the on-going rush for so-called modernization.
~By Alex Campbell ~


Even God cannot change the past.
~By Agathon ~


Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas - this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04.
~By Peter Bart ~


During the past two decades, inflation has fallen to a low level in major industrial countries.
~By Toshihiko Fukui ~


I can't live off of yesterday - that's in the past.
~By Juice Newton ~


If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
~By Hunter S. Thompson ~


And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.
~By Samuel Butler ~


The past has to inform the present.
~By John Turturro ~


Create your future from your future not your past.
~By Werner Erhard ~


The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years.
~By Benjamin Netanyahu ~


I am not as scared about people tearing this one up as I would have been in the past because of the basis in 'knowing' this one has. There are people out there that are hungry for this.
~By Kenny Loggins ~


A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
~By Oliver Goldsmith ~


Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.
~By Michelle Shocked ~


We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values.
~By Arthur Levitt ~


I refuse to be held responsible for bringing back a wave of pasty-faced people into the world.
~By Brian Molko ~


My training has been going really well these past few days and my goal is to keep it up for the next few weeks and hopefully earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
~By Sasha Cohen ~


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.
~By Bell Hooks ~


Never mind a world that can't see past brutality.
~By Ric Ocasek ~


Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.
~By Johan Huizinga ~


Very few fighters get the consideration of racehorses, which are put out to pasture to grow old with dignity and comfort when they haven't got it anymore.
~By Budd Schulberg ~


We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history. We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past.
~By Aleksander Kwasniewski ~


In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future.
~By B. H. Liddell Hart ~


Over the past decade, prescribing information has grown more and more complex, more and more dense and more difficult to negotiate.
~By Andrew von Eschenbach ~


I wanted to get away from my past and everything connected with it.
~By Georg Solti ~


I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
~By Beverly Sills ~


If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
~By Les Brown ~


The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects - making it possible... to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
~By Susan Sontag ~


The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
~By Ralph Ellison ~


What is past is prologue.
~By William Shakespeare ~


I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone.
~By Charles Van Doren ~


Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.
~By Tony Robbins ~


The director's who want to be innovative use the DVD as a tool to see what people have done in the past and you have other people who will actually take from better directors and that makes them better directors.
~By Jerry Bruckheimer ~


I count myself fortunate to be able to contribute to this work; and the great interest which the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has shown in my work and the recognition that it has paid to my past successes, convince me that I am not on the wrong track.
~By Pieter Zeeman ~


A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face.
~By Billie Burke ~


Study the past, if you would divine the future.
~By Confucius ~


I had said to some pastor that I was having thoughts, and the church turned on me. They went to my mom and said, So sorry about your son.
~By Jai Rodriguez ~


The one thing we know today is we can't continue to do business the way we have in the past.
~By Bud Selig ~


I wouldn't have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions. It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, 'Just seeng!' And I was like, 'I don't know how to seeng! Can't I just play the triangle?'
~By Malin Akerman ~


In the past, I always used to be looking for answers. Today, I know there are only questions. So I just live.
~By Sarah Brightman ~


The day when the scientist, no matter how devoted, may make significant progress alone and without material help is past. This fact is most self-evident in our work.
~By Ernest Lawrence ~


The teacher of history's work should be, ideally, not simply a description of past cultures, but a performance of the culture in which we live and are increasingly taking our being.
~By William Irwin Thompson ~


The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.
~By Daniel Patrick Moynihan ~


Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
~By Lewis B. Smedes ~


If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.
~By George Burns ~


He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it.
~By Adolf Loos ~

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January 28 ,2022
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