Knowledge Of The Past Quotes by John James Cowperthwaite, Lewis Carroll, Robert Kiyosaki, C. S. Lewis, Annie Besant, Alfred North Whitehead and many others.
I am afraid that I do not believe that any body of men can have enough knowledge of the past, the present and the future to establish “development priorities” – which presumably means procuring some developments as being good and prohibiting others as being bad.
It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
Most of all, perhaps, we need an intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has anything magical about it, but we cannot study the future.
An accurate knowledge of the past of a country is necessary for everyone who would understand its present, and who desires to judge of its future.
The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past, and it is the future.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Knowledge of the past and an optimistic view of the present give you great opportunities.
The knowledge of the past stays with us. To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
Somehow, we have to get older people back close to growing children if we are to restore a sense of community, acquire knowledge of the past, and provide a sense of the future.
Trust God’s love. His perfect love. Don’t fear He will discover your past. He already has. Don’t fear disappointing Him in the future. He can show you the chapter in which you will. With perfect knowledge of the past and perfect vision of the future, He loves you perfectly in spite of both.
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility.
The knowledge of the past times and of the places of the earth is both an ornament and nutriment to the human mind.