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Quote Left Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future. Quote Right
Quote Left Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. In is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and a manly heart. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Quote Right
Quote Left Thank Heaven! the crisis — The danger, is past,... Quote Right
Quote Left O past! O happy life! O songs of joy! In the air, in the woods, over fields,... Quote Right
Quote Left A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices. Quote Right
Quote Left The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. Quote Right
Quote Left I spent millons of years in the world of inorganic things as a star, as a rock... Then I died and became a plant-- Forgetting my former existence because of its otherness Then I died and became an animal-- Forgetting my life as a plant except for inclinations in the season of spring and sweet herbs-- like the inclination of babes toward their mother's breast Then I died and became a human My intelligence ripened, awakening from greed and self-seeking to become wise and knowing I behold a hundred thousand intelligences most marvelous and remember my former states and inclinations And when I die again I will soar past the angels to places I cannot imagine Now, what have I ever lost by dying? Quote Right
Quote Left To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new mischief on. Quote Right
Quote Left Here is my gift, not roses on your grave, not sticks of burning incense. You lived aloof, maintaining to the end your magnificent disdain. You drank wine, and told the wittiest jokes, and suffocated inside stifling walls. Alone you let the terrible stranger in, and stayed with her alone. Now you're gone, and nobody says a word about your troubled and exalted life. Only my voice, like a flute, will mourn at your dumb funeral feast. Oh, who would have dared believe that half-crazed I, I, sick with grief for the buried past, I, smoldering on a slow fire, having lost everything and forgotten all, would be fated to commemorate a man so full of strength and will and bright inventions, who only yesterday it seems, chatted with me, hiding the tremor of his mortal pain. Quote Right
Quote Left We held hands on the last night on earth. Our mouths filled with dust, we kissed in the fields and under trees, screaming like dogs, bleeding dark into the leaves. It was empty on the edge of town but we knew everyone floated along the bottom of the river. So we walked through the waste where the road curved into the sea and the shattered seasons lay, and the bitter smell of burning was on you like a disease.In our cancer of passion you said, 'Death is a midnight runner.' The sky had come crashing down like the news of an intimate suicide. We picked up the shards and formed them into shapes of stars that wore like an antique wedding dress. The echoes of the past broke the hearts of the unborn as the ferris wheel silently slowed to a stop. The few insects skidded away in hopes of a better pastime. I kissed you at the apexof the maelstrom and asked if you would accompany me ina quick fall, but you made me realize that my ticket wasn't good for two. I rode alone. You said,'The cinders are falling like snow.' There is poetry in despair, and we sang with unrivaled beauty, bitter elegies of savagery and eloquence.Of blue and grey. Strange, we ran down desperate streets and carvedour names in the flesh of the city. The sun has stagnated somewhere beyond the rim of the horizon and the darkness is a mystery of curves and line.Still, we lay under the emptiness and drifted slowly outward,and somewhere in the wilderness we foundsalvation scratched into the earth like a message. the untitled poem--afi Quote Right
Quote Left Call a truce, then, to our labors -- let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if faint and forced the laughter, and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past. Quote Right
Quote Left I think of you often and make no outward show, But what it means to lose you, no one will ever know You wished no one farewell, not even said good-bye, You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why. You are not forgotten nor will you ever be, As long as life and memories last, I will remember thee. To some you may be forgotten, to others a part of the past, But to me who loved you dearly, your memories will always last. Nothing can be more beautiful than the memories I have of you. To me, you were someone special, God must have thought so too! If tears could build a staircase and memories a lane, I would walk all the way to Heaven, and bring you back again. Quote Right
Quote Left Surely your gladness need not be the less for the thought that you will one day see a brighter dawn than this - when lovelier sights will meet your eyes than any waving trees or rippling waters - when angel-hands shall undraw your curtains, and sweeter tones than ever loving Mother breathed shall wake you to a new and glorious day - and when all the sadness, and the sin, that darkened life on this little earth, shall be forgotten like the dreams of a night that is past! Quote Right
Quote Left Here lies interred in the eternity of the past, from whence there is no resurrection for the days -- whatever there may be for the dust -- the thirty-third year of an ill-spent life, which, after a lingering disease of many months sank into a lethargy, and expired, January 22d, 1821, A.D. leaving a successor inconsolable for the very loss which occasioned its existence. Quote Right
Quote Left The thought of our past years in me doth breed Perpetual benedictions. Quote Right
Quote Left No man is rich enough to buy back his past. Quote Right
Quote Left For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself. Quote Right
Quote Left Not a single star will be left in the night. The night will not be left. I will die and, with me, the weight of the intolerable universe. I shall erase the pyramids, the medallions, the continents and faces. I shall erase the accumulated past. I shall make dust of history, dust of dust. Now I am looking on the final sunset. I am hearing the last bird. I bequeath nothingness to no one. Quote Right
Quote Left We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last. Quote Right
Quote Left We are very appreciative of Jeff's efforts and dedication to Luther College and the men's basketball program over the past 15 years. Under Jeff's leadership, the men's basketball program has been competitive, continually displayed a high level of integrity, and enriched the lives of our student-athletes both on and off the basketball court. Quote Right
Quote Left I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences. Quote Right
Quote Left We recorded that EP with an aspiring sound engineer and played a lot of graduation parties. Surprisingly, we grew the most after I left for Marquette (in fall 2004). We've learned how to play our instruments really well in the past year. Quote Right
Quote Left Fear not for the future, weep not for the past. Quote Right
Quote Left Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past. I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast. Quote Right
Quote Left Books, books, books had found the secret of a garret-room piled high with cases in my father's name; Piled high, packed large, --where, creeping in and out among the giant fossils of my past, like some small nimble mouse between the ribs of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there at this or that box, pulling through the gap, in heats of terror, haste, victorious joy, the first book first. And how I felt it beat under my pillow, in the morning's dark. An hour before the sun would let me read! My books! Quote Right
Quote Left The past two games, we've played five innings of good baseball. They continued to put pressure on us, and we just didn't make the plays. Quote Right
Quote Left Every profound new movement makes a great swing also backwards to some older, half-forgotten way of consciousness. Quote Right
Quote Left The present-day mentality, more perhaps than that of people in the past, seems opposed to a God of mercy, and in fact tends to exclude from life and to remove from the human heart the very idea of mercy. The word and the concept of 'mercy' seem to cause uneasiness in man, who, thanks to the enormous development of science and technology, never before known in history, has become master of the earth and has subdued and dominated it. This dominion over the earth, sometimes understood in a one-sided and superficial way, seems to leave no room for mercy.... Quote Right
Quote Left For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Past

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Quote Left Love’s lovely as long as it lasts, love shapes our future and our past. Memories made will never fade, they will endure all of our days. Quote Right
Quote Left half a man, it's my present half a heart, it's your past - Luiz D. Syphre Quote Right
Quote Left Dwelling on past delays future.. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't just think about the past, think about how is going to be the future by the way you are acting in the present. December 2017. Quote Right
Quote Left Our 'story' is our own perspective from our real past. August 2018. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't let the ruins of the past destroy your future projects. May 2018. Quote Right
Quote Left Let the past go, let the present flow and let the future come. May 2018. Quote Right
Quote Left The past is filled with uncountable numbers of lines of History, the future is nothing but pages in blank that we can fill in the present. March 2018. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't forget your past, just leave it where it was and go away for something new. December 2017. Quote Right
Quote Left He who doesn't know about the past or the history, to any liar he believes. June 2017. Quote Right
Quote Left the past is always burning, by its light the road ahead is lit Quote Right
Quote Left Beware the quicksand of your past Quote Right
Quote Left "We can't take revenge by time because every past it shows reliable enemy " Quote Right
Quote Left I am not my past, but I am who I am because of my past. Quote Right
Quote Left Past is like the river water, but future is the sunshine. Quote Right
Quote Left I Danced the light fantastic with a little bit of spastic. Quote Right
Quote Left The greatest fear of a black person in America is that the past shall repeat itself while the greatest fear of a racist in America is that it won't. Quote Right
Quote Left Today is the waist of the hourglass that pours the future into the past. Quote Right
Quote Left "Victory is won, when you offer your tongue to the sacrament that is truest love and written on that wafer, is your past, a love note counting each number reverently towards your future, a heartbeat walking towards me. Home." Quote Right
Quote Left the only way to get over your past is by building your future Quote Right
Quote Left Rain has been falling around me for the past few weeks, leaving me with many rainy days that haunt me with their melancholy. I find comfort in the rain and enjoy writing poetry inspired by its liquid caress. Quote Right
Quote Left In life, there are no redos. it's like artworks. all errors can be corrected but residues of the past still remain. Don't shut yourself up for one past mistake, pick up your tools and begin to redecorate because in everything beautiful there is an imperfection. Quote Right
Quote Left It is impossible to move toward the future as long as you remain chained to the past. Quote Right
Quote Left I endlessly reach into the past; I seldom seek out the future; and I struggle to stay in the present. Quote Right
Quote Left Past Relationships and Memoires are like a book pages if keep reading and remembering them you won't learn anything new and you can't pass the next phases of Life. It's better to turn the page and move on . Quote Right
Quote Left In this Fancy Town ... Behind Cheerful faces and Bewitching eyes There's a broken, left and untold past Whelved divine soul what it used to be. Quote Right
Quote Left The main cause of our worries is that we tend to live more in our past or our future than the present moment. --Vincent Van Ross Quote Right
Quote Left COVID19 - It took a broken world to help a broken man forget a dreadful past. Quote Right
Quote Left A pessimist is more likely an effect of past experiences, the collection of pains and pangs dripped from disappointments; failures; mistakes and rejections pulsing through fears to the window of the soul. Quote Right
Quote Left Past sorrow and regret make you the person of today. Quote Right
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