Past quotes & sayings

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The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet. - Cyril Connolly

Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue. - Demosthenes

I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate. - Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behaviour. - Logan Pearsall Smith

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. - Golda Meir

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

It's a pleasure to share one's memories. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least the past is safe, though we didn't know it at the time. We know it now. Because it's in the past; because we have survived. - Susan Sontag

Trust no future, however pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act, act in the living present! Heart within and God overhead. (A Psalm of Life) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow