past, the quotes - 10 of
Do not say, "Why were the former days better than these?" For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.
Just as a mirror may be used to reflect images, so ancient events may be used to understand the present.
The present cannot compare with the past.
Spilled water is hard to collect.
'Tis not to see the world
As from a height, with rapt prophetic eyes, ...
What is the past, what is it all for? A mental sandwich?
The past absconds
With our fortunes just as we were rounding a major ...
Long ago was the then beginning to seem like now
As now is but the setting out on a new but still Undefined way.
The hand holds no chalk
And each part of the whole falls off ...
The gray glaze of the past attacks all know-how....
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