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Study the past if you would divine the future.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

Because men really respect only that which was founded of old and has developed slowly, he who wants to live on after his death must take care not only of his posterity but even more of his past.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

It's very expressive of myself. I just lump everything in a great heap which I have labeled ''the past,'' and, having thus emptied this deep reservoir that was once myself, I am ready to continue.

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I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American poet.


The next day is never so good as the day before.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.

Things without remedy, should be without regard; what is done, is done.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

We have seen better days.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

What is past is prologue.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects --making it possible... to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.

Susan Sontag (1933-2004) American author.