Quotations on Past
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When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Computers, History, Books, Past, Reading, Writing)
In the past few years I have begun the process of becoming a new man.
- Jack Abramoff
(Keywords: Man, Past, Years)
If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past.
- Dean Acheson
(Keywords: Art, Past, Present)
By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Time, Success, Action, Nations, Past, World)
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Life, Past, Satisfaction)
Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Decisions, Future, Now, Past, Will)
In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Blind, Eye, Oppression, Past, Right, Struggle)
Life has brought me work to do on myself these past two years.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Life, Work, Past, Years)
It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: People, Meaning, Past, Population)
I am concerned because even in the past two years that were the jubilee years, I have seen evident signs which show that the people are still in great difficulties, and there are things that still need to be remedied and looked after in many areas.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: People, Difficulties, Past, Years)
I've been criticized for not having perspective in the past and I thought that of myself many times but not there.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Thought, Past, Perspective)
I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)
I wouldn't have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions. It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, 'Just seeng!' And I was like, 'I don't know how to seeng! Can't I just play the triangle?'
- Malin Akerman
(Keywords: American, First, Months, Past, Play, Song)
Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past.
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Keywords: Country, Iraq, Past, Right)
We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: God, Life, Past, Will)
Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Government, Attention, Genocide, Months, Past, World)
Forget the past - the future will give you plenty to worry about.
- George Allen, Sr.
(Keywords: Forget, Future, Past, Will, Worry)
I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: War, Past, Years, Zone)
I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Family, Love, Admiration, Company, Past, Respect, Years)
In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Affection, Past, Woman)
I can't tell you where a poem comes from, what it is, or what it is for: nor can any other man. The reason I can't tell you is that the purpose of a poem is to go past telling, to be recognised by burning.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Purpose, Man, Past, Reason)
So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running these great rivers and doing what I've done in the past without much purpose other than for the experience.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Experience, Travel, Purpose, Past, Rivers, Running)
People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it.
- Sparky Anderson
(Keywords: People, Faults, Future, Living, Past, Present)
Sometimes oppurtunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
- Julie Andrews
(Keywords: Work, Opportunity, Past, Right)
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Anger, Heart, Past, Present)
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Burden, Future, Past, Prejudice, Present)
The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Society, Future, Past, Present, Running, Self, Skin)
Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Faith, Hope, Past, Patience, Spirit)
And I did wonder - because it's now three years ago since I left prison - whether there would come a time when I would forget it, or it would be in the past as anything else might be - no, it's there every day of my life.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Time, Day, Forget, Now, Past, Prison, Wonder, Years)
I don't think the news department will have to lie down and play dead like it has in the past. By and large the network has been understanding, but then so have I.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Lie, Network, News, Past, Play, Understanding, Will)
Just to cover the increase in fuel costs over the past two years, American would have had to raise fares nearly $75 per round-trip ticket. During this time period, our average fare increased by only $15.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Time, American, Past, Years)
Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.
(Keywords: Men, War, Danger, Enemies, Generations, Past, School)
You know, they just don't make big movie stars the way they used to, maybe because the system has changed, the studio system, but it's sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go, all the giants of the past.
- Tom Atkins
(Keywords: People, Giants, Past, Stars)
I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that's what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Time, Bed, Care, Land, Past, Right, Will)
What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Thoughts, Future, Now, Past, Present)
Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Love, Life, Peace, Man, Past, State, World)
A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Society, Past, Present, World)
Let them police themselves, and then it goes another step past them to my coaches and there a coach that is responsible for a different area and different category on the field.
- Dusty Baker
(Keywords: Coach, Coaches, Past, Police)
The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner.
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Keywords: Life, Mistakes, Past, Regret)
The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker
(Keywords: Successful, Future, Past, Prophecy, Visions, Will)
Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker
(Keywords: Successful, Future, Past, Visions, Will)
I think we're proving ourselves as we go along. The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary - making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: People, Strategy, Months, Past, Software, Want)
I want my testimony to stand on that point. But I would point out that Zona Research Inc. showed we have increased market share among business users, educational users, and government users over the past several months - and that's more recent than the IDC report.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Business, Government, Months, Past, Research, Want)
Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward.
- Djuna Barnes
(Keywords: Time, End, Past, Planning, Youth)
I hate every human being on earth. I feel that everyone is beneath me, and I feel they should all worship me. That's what I told my kids. I think I must have been Adolf Hitler in a past life.
- Roseanne Barr
(Keywords: Life, Being, Earth, Hate, Kids, Past, Worship)
Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas - this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04.
- Peter Bart
(Keywords: Movies, Example, Past, Summer)
I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
- Clara Barton
(Keywords: Faith, Possibility, Past, Tyranny)
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: History, Peace, Past, Years)
Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Education, Injustice, Past, Style)
The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Committee, Military, Past, Years)