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How the past perishes is how the future becomes.

I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.

I know no way of judging the future but by the past.

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

I look back on my life like a good day's work; it is done, and I am satisfied with it.

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.

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.

It's but little good you'll go a-water-ing the last year's crop.

Let the past drift away with the water.

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.

Ne'er look for the birds of this year in the nests of the last.

No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, love.

No star is ever lost we once have seen, We always may be what we might have been.

No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.

Nor deem the irrevocable past as wholly wasted, wholly vain, if rising on its wrecks, at last to something nobler we attain.

Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane.

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.

Oh, this age! How tasteless and ill-bred it is!

Oh, what times! Oh, what standards!


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