Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Past / Present / Future

A good knowledge of things past is an armour against events to come. - Edward Counsel

All the past is not worth one today. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

All the strange, checkered past seems to crowd upon my mind. - Abraham Lincoln

All tradition is merely the past. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Dwelling on the past only blinds you to the future. - Andrew Boyd

From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future. - John Quincy Adams

Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past. - James Joyce

How easy it is to destroy the past and how difficult to forget it. - Jeanette Winterson

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past. - Virginia Woolf

I have put off the past like a worn-out cloak. - Robert E. Howard

If you could not accept the past and its burden there was no future, for without one there cannot be the other ... for only out of the past can you make the future. - Robert Penn Warren

It is discouraging to leave the past behind only to see it coming toward you like the thunderstorm which drenched you yesterday. - William H. Gass

It is only by making the past alive again for a person that a true growth in the present is facilitated. If the past is cut off, the future does not exist. - Alexander Lowen

It is yesterday that makes tomorrow so sad. - Austin O’Malley

It isn't a matter of forgetting. What one has to learn is how to remember and yet be free of the past. - Aldous Huxley

It's in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present. - Charles Dickens

Learn from the past; never use it as an anchor. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now. - Christopher Paolini

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too. - Marcus Aurelius

Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Never be a prisoner of your past, it was just a lesson, not a life sentence. - Unknown

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. - Doug Larson

Not heaven itself upon the past has power; but what has been, has been, and I have had my hour. - John Dryen

Once lived the past has very little value. And yet we carry its lifeless body into all future moments, allowing it to crush us with its weight. - Don Miguel Ruiz

Our most merciless enemy is our past. - Maxim Gorky

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