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The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past, and it is the future.

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.

The past is a work of art, free of irrelevancies and loose ends.

The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.

The past is one evil less and one memory more.

The past is our very being.

The past is that which we possess fully and in whole.

The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.

The past is the best prophet of the future.

The past is the best way to suppose what may come.

The past is the tomorrow that got away.

The past not merely is not fugitive, it remains present.

The past should be culled like a box of fresh strawberries, rinsed of debris, sweetened judiciously and served in small portions, not very often.

The past which is so presumptuously brought forward as a precedent for the present was itself founded on some past that went before it.

The past will not tell us what we ought to do, but... what we ought to avoid.

The past with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.

The road was new to me, as roads always are, going back.

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

The world's history is constant, like the laws of nature, and simple, like the souls of men. The same conditions continually produce the same results.

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