„We may not have a future, but you can't deny we have a past.“

Susan Beth Pfeffer
escritora estadounidense 1948
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„Thus we may have knowledge of the past but cannot control it; we may control the future but have no knowledge of it.“

—  Claude Elwood Shannon American mathematician and information theorist 1916 - 2001
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„We face the future fortified with the lessons we have learned from the past. It is today that we must create the world of the future.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Context: We face the future fortified with the lessons we have learned from the past. It is today that we must create the world of the future. Spinoza, I think, pointed out that we ourselves can make experience valuable when, by imagination and reason, we turn it into foresight. p. xv

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

—  Bill Cosby American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist 1937

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„In this bright future you can't forget your past.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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„Of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
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„We face the future with our past and our present as guarantors of our promises; and we are content to stand or to fall by the record which we have made and are making.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
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