The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late.
Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.
Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader.
We do NOT know the past in chronological sequence. It may be convenient to lay it out anesthetized on the table with dates pasted on here and there, but what we know we know by ripples and spirals eddying out from us and from our own time.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.
Nothing is as new as something which as been long forgotten.
Posterity will pay everyone their due.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117) Roman historian.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.
If you must cry over spilled milk then please try to condense it
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.
The past is all holy to us; the dead are all holy; even they that were wicked when alive.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.