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A good man apologizes for the mistakes of the past, but a great man corrects them.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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This past year has been something else... it's opened my eyes to many things and many people. It's had its ups and downs and ins and outs. And I believe we've all been able to take something from that and grow in our own imparticular ways. We've over come obstacles, and set in motion opportunities that can change our own individual lives.

Kyle Schmid

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When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things — not the great occasions — that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.

Bob Hope

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Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.

George S. Patton

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Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.

Oprah Winfrey

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Have you not noticed that love is silence? It may be while holding the hand of another, or looking lovingly at a child, or taking in the beauty of an evening. Love has no past or future, and so it is with this extraordinary state of silence.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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With 1.7 million private sector jobs lost and half a million jobs shipped overseas over the past three years, we must take action to spur job creation and restore economic prosperity.

Nick Lampson

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Repeal the Missouri Compromise — repeal all compromises — repeal the Declaration of Independence — repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man's heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.

Abraham Lincoln

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Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Charles Dickens

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As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.

Norman Foster

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Past — quotes and aphorisms

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.

George Washington

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In charting our course to the future, we are mindful of our path from the past.

Brad Henry

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For every minute, the future is becoming the past.

Thor Heyerdahl

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A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.

Oliver Goldsmith

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There's not one food that causes diabetes. What causes Type II diabetes is being overweight... I've just come to grips, over the past four or five months, with my diabetes.

Paula Deen

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If we do not act quickly, Jaxport will fall behind competitors on the East Coast — and the economic engine that has driven this community for the past decade will be put in danger.

Ander Crenshaw

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My urge at Christmas time or Hanukkah-time or Kwanzaa-time is that people go to bookstores: that they walk around bookstores and look at the shelves. Go to look for authors that they've loved in the past and see what else those authors have written.

Michael Dirda

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With the new year comes a refueled motivation to improve on the past one.

Gretchen Bleiler

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For those of us with an inward turn of mind, which is another name for melancholy introspection, the beginning of a new year inevitably leads to thoughts about both the future and the past.

Michael Dirda

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Back 20 years ago, there was a division between movie actors and TV actors. That's kind of gone away. People who have had a lot of success in movies in the past now want to be on TV. There used to be much more of a quality division between TV and movies, and that's kind of not the case anymore.

Michael Imperioli

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