Boris Kodjoe, Madea's Family Reunion.
Manisa history-making creaturewho canneither repeat his past nor leave it behind.wystan hugh auden
It does seem so pleasant to talk with an old acquaintance who knows what you know. I see so many new folks nowadays who seem to have neither past nor future. Conversation has got to have some root in the past, or else you have got to explain every remark you make, and it wears a person out.sarah orne jewett
He was by nature bound to a style of excess ... There were times when you would be fed up with him, but if you could conceive of American culture of the past 50 years without Norman Mailer, you would find it a lot drearier.norman mailer
In modern American style, his job, not his past, defined him.wilfrid sheed
Let them call it mischief. When it is past and prospered 'twill be virtue.Ben Jonson
As all historians know , the past is a great darkness , and filled with echoes. Voices may reach us from it; but what they say to us is imbued with the obscurity of the matrix out of which they come; and, try as we may, we cannot always decipher them precisely in the clearer light of our own day.margaret atwood
The key institutions of Soviet power - though weakened, demoralized, and corrupted - were still there. Symbolic of that reality and of the lingering hold of the Communist past was the historic centerpiece of Moscow: the continued presence of the Lenin mausoleum.zbigniew brzezinski
Today science prevails not because of its comparative merits, but because the show has been rigged in its favour... It reigns supreme because some past successes have led to institutional measures (education; role of experts; role of power groups such as the AMA) that prevent a comeback of the rivals.paul karl feyerabend
Yet the whole structure of the common law is an obvious denial of this theory; it stands as a monument slowly raised, like a coral reef, from the minute accretions of past individuals, of whom each built upon the relics which his predecessors left, and in his turn left a foundation upon which his successors might work.learned hand
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past, so good night!thomas jefferson
The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.john muir
In the past, men created witches: now they create mental patients.thomas szasz
While we can doubtless look to some wide changes in the shapes of social relationships as a result of contemporary libertarian movements, and especially to an increase in workers' involvement in decision-making at the place of work and in the development of forms of democracy more direct and more sensitive to modern conditions, it is unlikely that the general outcome will be the wholly non-governmental society of which libertarians now and in the past have dreamed. The value of anarchism is likely to remain primarily in its force as an inspiring idea, an activating vision…George Woodcock
The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution of those determined to be free.john f. kennedy
Whatever knowledge the fool acquires is not worked to advantage. That tarnishes his bright share of past merit and throws his head into disarray as he acts in the present. (Verse 72)
I'm looking towards the future and people who can make a contribution and there's not much point in me trying to litigate what's happened in the past.
Take away the love and the anger, And a little piece of hope holding us together. Looking for a moment that'll never happen, Living in the gap between past and future. Take away the stone and the timber, And a little piece of rope won't hold it together.
When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are past. For years fleet away with the wings of the dove, the dearest remembrance will still be the last. Our sweetest memorial the first kiss of love.
Pain is no longer pain when it is past.
Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.dan brown
You can never plan the future by the past.
Regret not that which is past; and trust not to thine own righteousness.
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.robert a. heinlein
We celebrate the past to awaken the future.
Remembrance wakes with all her busy train, swells at my breast, and turns the past to pain.Oliver Goldsmith
Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation , a peculiar people ; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light ; which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God : which had not obtained mercy , but now have obtained mercy.