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Monday, August 20, 2012

Best Past Quotes

Any event, once it has occurered, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian. (Lee Simonson)

Even God cannot change the past. (Agathon)

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sen (Melody Beattie)

He who controls the present, controls the past.He who controls the past, controls the future. (George Orwell, from his novel 1984)

History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark. (Lord John Whorfin)

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. (Winston Churchill)

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. (H.G. Wells)

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. (George Bernard Shaw)

If you had your life to live over again--you'd need more money. (Construction Digest)

If you want to know your past - look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future - look into your present actions. (Buddhist Saying)

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these. (Paul Harvey)

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes. (Voltaire)

Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests. (Anonymous)

Living in the past has one thing in its favor - it's cheaper. (Anonymous)

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. (Oscar Wilde )

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. (Will Durant)

Send someone a note that reads "Congratulations." Regardless of who he is, he'll think he's done something the past week to deserve it. (Anonymous )

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. (Aldous Huxley, "The Devils of Loudun")

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

We learn from history that we do not learn anything from history. (Anonymous)

What is history but a fable agreed upon? (Napolean Bonaparte)

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. (Mark Twain)

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