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Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.

Tags: Sports, Sunrise  ✍ Author: Joe Adcock

Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.

Tags: Tense, Until  ✍ Author: George Ade

I wouldn't compare myself to any past Idol contestant, because I don't feel like I am like any of them. Maybe stories are cool but my story is different from most people's story. I don't like to compare myself to other people, I like to just be me.

Tags: Cool, Story  ✍ Author: Naima Adedapo

Life has brought me work to do on myself these past two years.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.

Tags: Action, Thousand  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes.

Tags: Destroyed, Recent  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.

Tags: Love, Loved  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people.

Tags: Bad, True  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I am concerned because even in the past two years that were the jubilee years, I have seen evident signs which show that the people are still in great difficulties, and there are things that still need to be remedied and looked after in many areas.

Tags: After, Great  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I've been criticized for not having perspective in the past and I thought that of myself many times but not there.

Tags: Thought, Times  ✍ Author: Andre Agassi

Israel is my past. My two boys are my future.

Tags: Future, Israel  ✍ Author: Shai Agassi

Even God cannot change the past.

Tags: Change, God  ✍ Author: James Agate

The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.

Tags: Generation, Known  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

Sometimes I feel people can move past what they've grown up around and their surroundings while in a place and some people need closure after they've left and then coming back. I've seen it happen with people I knew growing up that hated each other, and then years later you go home and you see them walking down the street and they have babies.

Tags: Happen, Home  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

I really feel free and not as serious as I have been in the past.

Tags: Free, Serious  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.

Tags: Anger, Heart  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.

Tags: Future, Present  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.

Tags: Future, Rose  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

Tags: High, History  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Tags: Between, Future  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

Tags: Future, History  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.

Tags: Future, Trust  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

Tags: Future, Politics  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

It's not to much fun to know yourself too well or think you do - everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls.

Tags: Fun, Yourself  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

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

Tags: Peaceful, Poor  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
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No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

Tags: Enough, Rich  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.

Tags: Judged  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

Tags: Between, Future  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

Tags: Future, While  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

What is past is prologue.

 ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

They say miracles are past.

Tags: Miracles  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Tags: Future, Lost  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.

Tags: History, Write  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.

Tags: Future, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Meher Baba

A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.

Tags: Society, Understand  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew.

Tags: Democracy, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

You realize yourself when you start reflecting - because I don't live in the past, although your past is so much a part of what you are - that you can't ignore it. But I don't look at scrapbooks.

Tags: Ignore, Yourself  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.

Tags: Legends, Present  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.

Tags: Away, Connection  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

The current global landscape is quite different from the not-too-distant past. The process of globalization has intensified, and the world is moving towards new forms of governance.

Tags: Moving, Process  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

Women say that my election represents a cultural break with the past - a past of sexism, of misogyny.

Tags: Election, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

Lefty Grove could throw a lamb chop past a wolf.

Tags: Throw, Wolf  ✍ Author: Arthur Baer

I am not responsible for all the journalists in the past that have told lies.

Tags: Lies  ✍ Author: David Bailey

I have always wanted to live in the present and never the past.

Tags: Present, Wanted  ✍ Author: David Bailey

There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you if you don't repeat it.

Tags: Catch, Hide  ✍ Author: Pearl Bailey

Let them police themselves, and then it goes another step past them to my coaches and there a coach that is responsible for a different area and different category on the field.

Tags: Another, Themselves  ✍ Author: Dusty Baker

Out of the past come the standards for judging the present; standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day dramatists into broader standards for the next generation.

Tags: Judging, Next  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

I don't really drink very much, although I have abused alcohol in the past.

Tags: Alcohol, Drink  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it.

Tags: Few, Thinking  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner.

Tags: Life, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Tallulah Bankhead

I'm competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.

Tags: Push, Try  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.

Tags: Best, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Tags: Events, History  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.

Tags: Future, Libraries  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.

Tags: Feelings, Strong  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.

Tags: Game, History  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

You can never plan the future by the past.

Tags: Future, Time  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.

Tags: God, History  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.

Tags: God, Gods  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.

Tags: Greatest, Leave  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

My job is to support businesses, that means promoting British commerce in the big emerging markets that have been neglected in the past. It means keeping Britain open to inward investors, trade and skilled workers. It means cutting red tape which is suffocating growing companies which create jobs.

Tags: Big, Job  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.

Tags: Life, Tend  ✍ Author: Herb Caen

We need not destroy the past. It is gone.

Tags: Destroy, Gone  ✍ Author: John Cage

The past several months I have been able to meet with people across this country. One thing is clear: America craves for real solutions to the problems we face. That's why I'm running for President of the United States.

Tags: Country, Real  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past.

Tags: Future, Thinking  ✍ Author: John Cale

Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: John Calvin

Pakistan could be uneasy on the position of Indian military. But both the countries should take a bold decision, breaking from their past, to transform their relationship.

Tags: Both, Decision  ✍ Author: Simon Cameron

Even with, or perhaps, because of, this background, I have over the past few years sensed a very dramatic change in attitude on the part of Prince Edward Islanders towards the on-going rush for so-called modernization.

Tags: Attitude, Change  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries.

Tags: Few, Society  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture.

Tags: American, Change  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

You had to make an appointment to see her. But it was just a crazy spectacle, people filing past.

Tags: Crazy, Her  ✍ Author: Eddie Campbell

My issue in the past with nudity was that these scenes had been written solely for box office draw.

Tags: Office, Written  ✍ Author: Neve Campbell

In the past, the Republican Party has depended on unified support at election time from Evangelical Christians. But times are changing!

Tags: Time, Times  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

It is hard to say what the future holds, but this is probable - it won't be just like the past.

Tags: Future, Hard  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

In the past I would self destruct when it came to love - I was immature, throwing myself into things but now times have changed, I want a relationship where you understand the other person.

Tags: Love, Self  ✍ Author: Elisabetta Canalis

You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories.

Tags: Memories, Prisoner  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

I don't care about the past.

Tags: Care  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

I feel like I've started a new chapter in my life, and I need to leave the past behind.

Tags: Leave, Life  ✍ Author: Jennifer Capriati

I hope to be around past the 90's. I don't want to just be categorized as one of this era. My goal is to have a career that stands.

Tags: Career, Hope  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

Nostalgia is something we think of as fuzzy. But it's pain. Pain concerning the past.

Tags: Nostalgia, Pain  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

I don't separate my books into historical novels and the rest. To me, they're all made-up worlds, and both kinds are borne out of curiosity, some investigation into the past.

Tags: Both, Rest  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

The great thing about using the past is that it gives you the most colossal freedom to invent. The research is necessary, of course, but no one writes a novel to dramatically illustrate what everybody already knows.

Tags: Freedom, Great  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.

Tags: Future, Present  ✍ Author: George Carlin

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.

Tags: Die, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

In books lies the soul of the whole past time.

Tags: Soul, Time  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.

Tags: Age, Great  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Sweet is the memory of past troubles.

Tags: Memory, Sweet  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Study the past, if you would divine the future.

Tags: Future, Study  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.

Tags: Dream, Future  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by 'survival of the fittest.'

Tags: Mother, Put  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

There are too many leaders anointed because they have a public voice - television, radio, or record, or whatever. That even includes myself. In the past, I'd say, 'Don't anoint me when you can anoint yourself.'

Tags: Whatever, Yourself  ✍ Author: Luciano De Crescenzo

There has been enough blood in the Balkans. Serbia is offering its hand. Let us turn to the future and not deal with the past.

Tags: Enough, Future  ✍ Author: Ivica Dacic

If you're looking for a deep album or you're looking for me to talk about past situations, it's not even about that. It's just 14 hot records that are gonna make you dance.

Tags: Dance, Deep  ✍ Author: Puff Daddy

My mother was always working for a job, so I guess I was always trained that I should have multiple jobs, multiple aspirations. And I remember she had multiple aspirations, always hearing about her dreams and things she did in the past and things she wanted to do.

Tags: Dreams, Mother  ✍ Author: Puff Daddy

Is it appropriate still for a German to have a gun? I only use that as an example of a country that's still deeply involved and engaged in the conversations about how to come to terms with the past. Certainly for that country, it's not forgotten.

Tags: Country, Gun  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

Considering the importance of resentment in our lives, and the damage it does, it receives scant attention from psychiatrists and psychologists. Resentment is a great rationalizer: it presents us with selected versions of our own past, so that we do not recognize our own mistakes and avoid the necessity to make painful choices.

Tags: Great, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Theodore Dalrymple

In the past, I was working out too heavy.

Tags: Heavy, Working  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

I have been determined for the past couple of years to move away from all those Holiday programmes.

Tags: Away, Holiday  ✍ Author: Jill Dando

I am fascinated with times past.

Tags: Fascinated, Times  ✍ Author: Frank Darabont

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others.

Tags: Moral, Others  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin
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