Knowledge Of The Past Quotes by Alan Kay, James W. Loewen, Lauren Kate, Lord Acton, Peter Drucker, Loren Eiseley and many others.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Those who don’t remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade.
The past is important for all the information and wisdom it holds. But you can get lost in it. You’ve got to learn to keep the knowledge of the past with you as you pursue the present.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
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 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.
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community – these are the most vital things that education must try to produce.
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.
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.
It may be said, almost without qualification, that true wisdom consists in the ready and accurate perception of analogies. Without the former quality, knowledge of the past is unobstructive: without the latter it is deceptive.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility.
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
Knowledge of the past and an optimistic view of the present give you great opportunities.