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A Quote by Alan Moore on madness, past, and thought

When you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember there's always madness. Madness is the emergency exit.

Alan Moore

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A Quote by Alan Lightman on action, argument, consequences, future, impulses, judgment, justice, learning, meaning, needs, past, people, sincerity, present, time, uncertainty, and world

Most people have learned to live in the moment. The argument goes that if the past has uncertain effect on the present, there is no need to dwell on the past. And if the present has little effect on the future, present actions need not be weighed for their consequence. Rather, each act is an island in time, to be judged on its own. ... It is a world of impulse. It is a world of sincerity. It is a world in which every word spoken speaks just to that moment, every glance given has only one meaning.

Alan Lightman

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A Quote by Agathon on god, past, and power

This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.

Agathon (c. 450 - c. 400 BC)

Source: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, VI, 2 {quoted also by Plato)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on america, anxiety, day, past, politicians, presidency, and world

Senator [Stephen] Douglas is of world-wide renown. All the anxious politicians of his party, or who have been of his party for years past, have been looking upon him as certainly, at no distant day, to be the President of the United States. They have seen in his round, jolly, fruitful face, post offices, land offices, marshalships, and cabinet appointments, chargeships and foreign missions, bursting and sprouting out in wonderful exuberance ready to be laid hold of by their greedy hands.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: speech at Springfield, Illinois, July 17, 1858.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on past and problems

As the problems are new, we must disenthrall ourselves from the past.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on citizenship, country, difficulty, earth, freedom, generations, giving, history, honor, hope, past, power, quiet, responsibility, slavery, present, and world

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We, even we here, hold the power and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Address to the Congress of the United States, Dec. 1, 1862

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A Quote by A. Eustace Haydon on assumptions, creation, good, idealism, joy, life, past, responsibility, and world

Responsibility for the creation of the good world in which the good life may be realized, which the frustrated ages of the past loaded upon the gods, is now being assumed by man. The ideal of this modern drift is the realization of the full joy in living.

A. Eustace Haydon

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