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Not heaven itself upon the past has power;
But what has been, has been, and I have had my read more

Not heaven itself upon the past has power;
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

by John Dryden Found in: Past Quotes,
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Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with read more

Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.

by Friedrich Nietzsche Found in: Past Quotes,
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Weep no more, lady, weep no more,
Thy sorrowe is in vaine,
For violets pluckt, the sweetest read more

Weep no more, lady, weep no more,
Thy sorrowe is in vaine,
For violets pluckt, the sweetest showers
Will ne'er make grow againe.

by Thomas Percy Found in: Past Quotes,
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The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

by Martin Luther King, Jr. Found in: Past Quotes,
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Those who do remember it will find new ways to screw it up.

Those who do remember it will find new ways to screw it up.

by Charles Wolfe Found in: Past Quotes,
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Praise they that will times past, I joy to see
My selfe now live: this age best pleaseth mee.

Praise they that will times past, I joy to see
My selfe now live: this age best pleaseth mee.

by Robert Herrick Found in: Past Quotes,
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Gone--glimmering through the dream of things that were.

Gone--glimmering through the dream of things that were.

by George Gordon Noel Byron Found in: Past Quotes,
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Listen to the Water-Mill:
Through the live-long day
How the clicking of its wheel
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Listen to the Water-Mill:
Through the live-long day
How the clicking of its wheel
Wears the hours away!
Languidly the Autumn wind
Stirs the forest leaves,
From the field the reapers sing
Binding up their sheaves:
And a proverb haunts my mind
As a spell is cast,
"The mill cannot grind
With the water that is past."

by Sarah Doudney Found in: Past Quotes,
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The Present is the living sum-total of the whole Past.

The Present is the living sum-total of the whole Past.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Past Quotes,
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