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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 age of chivalry is gone.--That of sophisters, economists and
calculators has succeeded.

The age of chivalry is gone.--That of sophisters, economists and
calculators has succeeded.

by Edmund Burke Found in: Past Quotes,
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We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.

by Lyndon B. Johnson Found in: Past Quotes,
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Study the past if you would divine the future.

Study the past if you would divine the future.

by Confucius Found in: Past Quotes,
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But how carve way i' the life that lies before,
If bent on groaning ever for the past?

But how carve way i' the life that lies before,
If bent on groaning ever for the past?

by Robert Browning 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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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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The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is
found in the effect was already in the read more

The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is
found in the effect was already in the cause.

by Henri Louis Bergson Found in: Past Quotes,
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Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of
romance is dead. The age of read more

Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of
romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past so long as
there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.

by Charles Kingsley Found in: Past Quotes,
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