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    Quotations about The Past

    • This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.
      from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, by Agathon
    • I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
    • The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
    • Time is just something that we assign. You know, past, present, it's just all arbitrary. Most Native Americans, they don't think of time as linear; in time, out of time, I never have enough time, circular time, the Stevens wheel. All moments are happening all the time.
      Northern Exposure, Hello, I Love You, 1994, by Robin Green
    • Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
    • We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
      December 13, 1963, by Lyndon B. Johnson
    • 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.
    • I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
      The Moon and Sixpence, by William Somerset Maugham
    • Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.
      to his students, by Sir William Osler
    • Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
      The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905, by George Santayana
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