Knowledge Of The Past Quotes by Marcus Garvey, C. S. Lewis, Daisaku Ikeda, Lord Acton, William Butler Yeats, Jack Kornfield and many others.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
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.
A healthy vision of the future is not possible without an accurate knowledge of the past.
The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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.
Those who don’t remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade.
Primitives of our own species, even today are historically shallow in their knowledge of the past. Only the poet who writes speaks his message across the millennia to other hearts.
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
The knowledge of the past times and of the places of the earth is both an ornament and nutriment to the human mind.
If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
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.
Knowledge of the past and an optimistic view of the present give you great opportunities.
With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present.
It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
The only use of knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present.
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