the past


Random quote of the day:

“The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present. History is a hill or high point of vantage, from which alone men see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living.”

—G. K. Chesterton, “On St. George Revivified,” All I Survey

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Random quote of the day:

“A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.”

—David McCullough, speech, January 2016, Retail Industry Leaders Association Leadership Forum

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Random quote of the day:

“The past is always a rebuke to the present…It’s a better rebuke because you can see what some of the costs were, what frail virtues were achieved in the past by frail men….The drama of the past that corrects us is the drama of our struggles to be human, or our struggles to define the values of our forebears in the face of their difficulties.

—Robert Penn Warren, Conversations with Robert Penn Warren, ed. Gloria L. Cronin, Ben Siegel

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Random quote of the day:

“Forgiveness is giving up all hope for a better past.”

—Corinne Edwards, Love Waits on Welcome (edited from Jerry Jampolsky)

 

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Random quote of the day:

“The past is never where you think you left it…”

—Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools

 

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Random quote of the day:

“The Present is the living sum total of the whole Past.”

—Thomas Carlyle, “Characteristics,” Essays

 

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Random quote of the day:

“What is it in us that lives in the past and longs for the future, or lives in the future and longs for the past?”

—Mark Strand, “No Words Can Describe It”

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Random quote of the day:

“If you forget your past, you die.”

—Carlos Fuentes, interview, The Paris Review, Winter 1981, No. 82

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Random quote of the day:

“The storm pushing against me was time, ceaselessly flowing into the past, which just as ceaselessly dogs our heels. It exerts a mighty suction which greedily draws everything living into itself; we can only escape from it—for a while—by pressing forward.”

—Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

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Random quote of the day:

“No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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