A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on history and past

Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Warren Buffett on history, past, and people

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.

Warren Buffett (1930 -)

Source: Washington Post

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A Quote by Walter Benjamin on earth, past, understanding, and yielding

He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging. . . . He must not be afraid to return again and again to the same matter; to scatter it as one scatters earth, to turn it over as one turns over soil. For the matter itself is only a deposit, a stratum, which yields only to the most meticulous examination what constitutes the real treasure hidden within the earth: the images, severed from all earlier associations, that stand -like precious fragments or torsos in a collector's gallery -in the prosaic rooms of our later understanding.

Walter Benjamin (1892 - 1940)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on labor, past, and world

All the past we leave behind; We debouch upon a newer, mightier world, varied world, Fresh and strong the world we seize, world of labor and the march, Pioneers! O Pioneers!

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by W. W. Broadbent, MD, PhD on assumptions, crisis, future, good, misery, past, reality, rules, and world

If you're interested in misery, 1- always try to look good in front of others; 2- always live in a world of assumptions and treat each assumption as though it's a reality; 3- relate to every new situation as if it is a small crisis; 4- always live in the future or the past; and 5- occasionally stomp on yourself for being so dumb as to follow the first four rules.

W. W. Broadbent

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on books, friendship, heart, and past

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve on ability, community, education, future, knowledge, past, service, and vision

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community--these are the most vital things that education must try to produce.

Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877 - 1965)

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A Quote by unknown on errors, experience, past, and purpose

I shall endeavor not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.


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A Quote by unknown on future, past, and people

People who live in the past rob the future.


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A Quote by unknown on future, inclusion, masculinity, past, and present

In this chapter, the present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future, the present; the masculine gender includes the feminine, and the feminine, the masculine, and the singular includes the plural, and the plural the singular.


Source: Code of Dept. of Consumer Affairs, CA

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