Past Quotes

Many a woman has a past, but I am told she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.

Let bygones be bygones.

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

The general thrust these days is: “Oh, come on, it’s all in the past, nobody’s interested any more, it didn’t work, everyone knows what the Americans are like, but stop being naive, this is the world, there’s nothing to be done about it and anyway fuck it, who cares?” But let me put it this […]

Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness.

We must disenthrall ourselves from the past. Otherwise it becomes a barrier to progress.

It’s a question of whether we’re going to go forward into the future or past to the back.

One point has already been proved: Everything that happened once can happen again.

Men ever praise the olden time, and find fault with the present, though often without reason… Having grown old, they also laud all they remember to have seen in their youth. Their opinion is generally erroneous… We never know the whole truth about the past.

Don’t brood on what’s past, but never forget it either.