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Like chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture.
Winston Churchill past
So far as I can see, all political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee theonly when it coincides with their own , and the most grossly obviouscan be ignored when they are unwelcome.
George Orwell past
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others.
Charles Darwin past
In the past it never occurred to me that every casual remark of mine would be snatched up and recorded. Otherwise I would have crept further into my shell.
Albert Einstein past
To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.
Queen Elizabeth II past
Be not false about the past.
Leonardo da Vinci past
Even you are not rich enough, Sir Robert, to buy back your past. No man is.
Oscar Wilde past
The country is so beautiful, where so many heroes had devoted their lives into it. Sorry that the Qin Emperor or the Han Wu Emperor lacks a sense for literacy; while the founders of the Tang and Song dynasties came short in style. The great man, Genghis Khan, only knew how to shoot eagles with an arrow. The past is past. To see real heroes, look around you.
Mao Zedong past
Doors are opening now that were not open in the past, and the great challenge facing minority groups is to be ready to enter these doors as they open. No greater tragedy could befall us at this hour but that of allowing new opportunities to emerge with out the concomitant preparedness to meet them.
Martin Luther King, Jr. past
We need not destroy the past. It is gone.
John Cage past
I construct my memories with my present. I am lost, abandoned in the present. I try in vain to rejoin the past: I cannot escape.
Jean Paul Sartre past
Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, Whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine, Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads. And recks not his own rede.
Hamlet past
And now, at half-past ten o'clock, I hear the cockerels crow in Hubbard's barns, and morning is already anticipated. It is the feathered, wakeful thought in us that anticipates the following day.
Henry David Thoreau past
The red sun was pasted in the sky like a wafer.
Stephen Crane past
A lady once asked him how he came to define 'pastern', the knee of a horse: instead of making an elaborate defence, as might be expected, he at once answered, "Ignorance, Madam, pure ignorance."
Samuel Johnson past
The immediate advantages of falsifying the past were obvious, but the ultimate motive was mysterious.
Nineteen Eighty Four past
Every man among us is more fit to meet the duties and responsibilities of citizenship because of the perils over which, in the past, the nation has triumphed; because of the blood and sweat and tears, the labor and the anguish, through which, in the days that have gone, our forefathers moved on to triumph.
Theodore Roosevelt past
Unfortunately for the modern dramatist, during the past century and a half the public realm has been less and less of a realm where human deeds are done, and more and more of a realm of mere human behavior. The contemporary dramatist has lost his natural subject.
W. H. Auden past
We are social creatures to the inmost centre of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.
Karl Popper past
Given the goals of rogue states and terrorists, the United States can no longer solely rely on a reactive posture as we have in the past. The inability to deter a potential attacker, the immediacy of today’s threats, and the magnitude of potential harm that could be caused by our adversaries’ choice of weapons, do not permit that option.We cannot let our enemies strike first.
George W. Bush past
Clarke's Second Law: The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke past
as deep as this is past possibility without nonexistence as well.
Isaac Asimov past
It is past all controversy that what costs dearest is, and ought to be, most valued.
Miguel Cervantes past
I have to admit that I drive past Bridgwater quite regularly. And fast.
Terry Pratchett past
7) Any damn fool can predict the past.
Larry Niven past
is the last day of an era past.
Boris Yeltsin past
The great ideals of the past failed not by being outlived (which must mean over-lived), but by not being lived enough. Mankind has not passed through the Middle Ages. Rather mankind has retreated from the Middle Ages in reaction and rout. The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
G. K. Chesterton past
Only by acceptance of the past will you alter its meaning.
T. S. Eliot past
I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I sha’n’t be gone long. — You come too.
Robert Frost past
Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent The base Injustice thou hast done my Love: Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress, And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn'd;Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.
William Congreve past
Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone’s finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?
Walker Percy past
Alitur vitium, vivitque tegendo, Dum medicas adhibere manus ad vulnera pastor Abnegat, aut meliora deos sedet omina poscens.
Vergil past
This is the place. Stand still, my steed,— Let me review the scene, And summon from the shadowy past The forms that once have been.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow past
When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are past— For years fleet away with the wings of the — The dearest remembrance will still be the last, Our sweetest memorial the first kiss of .
Lord Byron past
At last he rose, and twitched his mantle blue: Tomorrow to fresh woods and pastures new.
John Milton past
'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven.
Edward Young past
If the following day he chance to find A new repast, or an untasted spring, Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury.
Joseph Addison past
And hie him home, at evening's close, To sweet repast and calm repose.
Thomas Gray past
Everything we thought and felt in that past period ought to be deposited in an archive, and a new type of human being created.
Che Guevara past
I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
W. Somerset Maugham past
"Movies in Hollywood now, for the past 20 or 30 years, are made mainly by lawyers or agents."
Jean Luc Godard past
The past is never dead. It's not even past.
William Faulkner past
An hour will come, with pleasure to relate Your sorrows past, as benefits of Fate.
John Dryden past
The only saving grace of the present is that it's too damned stupid to question the past very closely.
H. P. Lovecraft past
Thank Heaven! the crisis — The danger is past, And the lingering illness Is over at last — And the fever called "Living" Is conquered at last.
Edgar Allan Poe past
Who really can forget the past? What else is there to know?
Robert M. Pirsig past
Collecting evidence had gotten old a few hundred bullets back. I was already so far past the point-of-no-return I couldn't remember what it had looked like when I had passed it.
Max Payne past
Dear, don't bore him with trivia or burden him with your past mistakes. The happiest way to deal with a man is never to tell him anything he does not need to know.
Robert Heinlein past
If we try to keep a sense of balance, the exposures of the past several months are analogous to the discovery that the directors ofwere also cheating on their income tax. Reprehensible, to be sure, but hardly the main point.
Noam Chomsky past
What behaved well in the past or behaves well to-day is not such wonder, The wonder is always and always how there can be a mean man or an infidel. (22)
Leaves of Grass past
Busy as a one-armed man with the nettle-rash pasting on wallpaper.
O. Henry past
At the pre-emptory request of a large majority of the citizens of these United States, I, Joshua Norton, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and now for the past nine years and ten months of San Francisco, California, declare and proclaim myself Emperor of these U.S., and in virtue of the authority thereby in me vested, do hereby order and direct the representatives of the different States of the Union to assemble in the Musical Hall of this city on the 1st day of February next, then and there to make such alterations in the existing laws of the Union as may ameliorate the evils under which the country is laboring, and thereby cause confidence to exist, both at home and abroad, in our stability and integrity.
Joshua A. Norton past
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.
Carl Sandburg past
There is no guilt or innocence in you. All of that is past. Guilt belabors the dead and I am not the Iron Hammer.
Dune past
Despotism, which we regard with abhorrence, is rather too plausible in decaying feudal, agrarian, pastoral societies. That's why we must expect to have many a defeat before we'll have an ultimate victory in this contest with Communism.
Reinhold Niebuhr past
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the .
Cynicism past
Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.
Willa Cather past
This explosion of human population, especially in the post-Industrial Revolution years of the past two centuries, coupled with the unequal distribution and consumption of wealth on the planet, is the underlying cause of the Sixth Extinction.
Conservation past
Now there is no taboo; everything is allowed. But one cannot simply go back to tonality, it’s not the way. We must find a way of neither going back nor continuing the avant-garde. I am in a prison: one wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.
Gy¶rgy Ligeti past
How can a past idea be present?... it can only be going, infinitesimally past, less past than any assignable past date. We are thus brought to the conclusion that the present is connected to the past by a series of real infinitesimal steps.
Charles Pierce past
We are divided of course between liking to feel the past strange and liking to feel it familiar.
Henry James past
Nothing is there to come, and nothing past, But an eternal now does always last.
Abraham Cowley past
I've got news for Mr. Santayana: we're doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That's what it is to be alive.
Kurt Vonnegut past
And God help you if you are a phoenix, and you dare to rise up from the ash. A thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy, while you're just flying past.
Ani Difranco past
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.
Lincoln past
Americans get it. They're ready for some opportunities to have greener communities, to have cleaner communities, and to have transportation options that perhaps they haven't had in the past.
Greg Abbott past
The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do not respect them, because they will not run - will not try to escape.
Jack Henry Abbott past
As someone who has spent a lot of her career as an investigative reporter, I'll confess that a frustration of mine has always been that so much investigative journalism involves a dissection of events in the past.
Jill Abramson past
In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.
Gerry Adams past
Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
Joe Adcock past
Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
George Ade past
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Spiro T. Agnew past
I've never deprived myself of anything. I've always thought if you need to lose weight, carry on eating what you like, just eat less. I don't agree with doing without pasta or bread; it's too harsh.
Donna Air past
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.
Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf past
In heaven, after antipasti, the first course will be pasta.
Steve Albini past
For me, the past is dead. Can't go back.
Jonathan Ames past
When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past... And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.
Jean Anouilh past
Knowledge comes from the past, so it's safe. It is also out of date. It's the opposite of originality... Experience is the opposite of being creative.
Paul Arden past
Ironically, the first thing that appealed to me about Islam was its pluralism. The fact that the Koran praises all the great prophets of the past.
Karen Armstrong past
One thing, however, I know with certainty: violence, or the direct threat of violence, of the kind we have seen in the past few days, is totally unjustified as a response to any published word or image.
Timothy Garton Ash past
An astounding thing is that, almost every single week, I have met someone from my past.
Michael Aspel past
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
Brooks Atkinson past
Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew.
Ibrahim Babangida past
Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.
Lauren Bacall past
I would say a must-do in Canada would be to go skiing at Whistler in Vancouver. You could take a chair lift for, like, a half hour to the top of this mountain, and you ski down; it takes like so long to get to the bottom. You go past the clouds. It's absolutely incredible.
Sebastian Bach past
One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
Gaston Bachelard past
Lefty Grove could throw a lamb chop past a wolf.
Arthur Baer past
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.
Pearl Bailey past
Let them police themselves, and then it goes another step past them to my coaches and there a coach that is responsible for a different area and different category on the field.
Dusty Baker past
Out of the past come the standards for judging the present; standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day dramatists into broader standards for the next generation.
George Pierce Baker past
I think the beautiful thing about the past is that it leads you to the present.
Vidya Balan past
I don't really drink very much, although I have abused alcohol in the past.
Daniel Baldwin past
I probably prefer Spanish football to the others. It's very technical, the way they play; they keep the ball well, and whenever Spurs have played against Spanish teams in the past, they've always made it difficult for us.
Gareth Bale past
When we think about the past, we think, 'It must have been so boring.' It's actually not.
Caitriona Balfe past
There are no pat answers - we're pushing through some new frontiers, and lessons of the past don't always apply.
Jim Barksdale past
My kids and I make pasta three days a week now. It's not even so much about the eating of it; they just like the process. Benno is the stuffer, and Leo is the catcher. They've got their jobs down.
Mario Batali past
I think a pastor used to be viewed as the one-stop ministry shop. The pastor served on every committee, volunteered at every event, and made all the hospital visits. I think that is changing and I think that is healthy. Both for the pastor and the congregation.
Mark Batterson past
But what is past my help is past my care.
Francis Beaumont past
Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution, and it was designed to eat the Constitution, to progress past the Constitution.
Glenn Beck past
Don't ever put anything past kids. They will surprise you in the best ways.
James Van Der Beek past
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