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Recent Past Sayings By Friedrich Hayek: How sharp a break not only with the recent past but with the whole evolution How sharp a break not only with the recent past but with the whole evolution of Western civilization the modern trend toward socialism means becomes clear if we consider it not merely against the background of the nineteenth century but in a longer historical perspective. We are rapidly abandoning not the views merely of Cobden and Bright, of Adam Smith and Hume, or even of Locke and Milton,5 but one of the salient characteristics of Western civilization as it has grown from the foundations laid by Christianity and the Greeks and Romans. Not merely nineteenth- and eighteenth-century liberalism, but the basic individualism inherited by us from Erasmus and Montaigne, from Cicero and Tacitus, Pericles and Thucydides, is progressively relinquished.6 — Friedrich Hayek
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Recent Past Sayings By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: Unless US citizens acknowledge and understand their country's imperial past, they will not be able Unless US citizens acknowledge and understand their country's imperial past, they will not be able to understand its present or future. Much of the recent and current Hispanic resettlement of parts of the United States is a consequence of empire ... Countercolonization follows colonization, and the waves of migrants always flow back like returning tides. — Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
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Recent Past Sayings By Markham Shaw Pyle: Recent fads in history and biography have increasingly exalted the aridity of chronology and fact, Recent fads in history and biography have increasingly exalted the aridity of chronology and fact, and have, with some valid reason, rejected romanticizing and the presumption of guessing at the inner thoughts of historical figures. Unfortunately, the result has largely been not to demythologize the past, but merely to dehumanize and depersonalize it. As Roger Mudd has pointed out, 'Too many of today's historians [and biographers] ... seem to have forgotten that the writing of history is a literary art. — Markham Shaw Pyle
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Recent Past Sayings By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: A "race to innocence" is what occurs when individuals assume that they are innocent of A "race to innocence" is what occurs when individuals assume that they are innocent of complicity in structures of domination and oppression.25 This concept captures the understandable assumption made by new immigrants or children of recent immigrants to any country. They cannot be responsible, they assume, for what occurred in their adopted country's past. Neither are those who are already citizens guilty, even if they are descendants of slave owners, Indian killers, or Andrew Jackson himself. Yet, in a settler society that has not come to terms with its past, whatever historical trauma was entailed in settling the land affects the assumptions and behavior of living generations at any given time, including immigrants and the children of recent immigrants. — Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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Recent Past Sayings By Karl Ove Knausgard: The past is now barely present in my thoughts. I believe the main reason for The past is now barely present in my thoughts. I believe the main reason for that is our children, since life with them in the here and now occupies all the space. They even squeeze out the most recent past: Ask me what I did three days ago and I can't remember. Ask me what Vanja was like two years ago, Heidi two months ago, John two weeks ago, and I can't remember. A lot happens in our little everyday life, but it always happens within the same routine, and more than anything else it has changed my perspective of time. For, while previously I saw time as a stretch of terrain that had to be covered, with the future as a distant prospect, hopefully a bright one, and never boring at any rate, now it is interwoven with our life here and in a totally different way. — Karl Ove Knausgard
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Recent Past Sayings By Tom Perrotta: I'm halfway through my life, and as far as I can tell, the real lesson I'm halfway through my life, and as far as I can tell, the real lesson of the past isn't that I made some mistakes, it's that I didn't make nearly enough of them. I doubt I'll be lying on my deathbed in forty or fifty years, congratulating myself on the fact that I never had sex in an airplane with a handsome Italian businessman, or patting myself on the back for all those years of involuntary celibacy I endured after my divorce. If recent experience is any guide, I'll probably be lying in that hospital bed with my body full of tubes, sneaking glances at the handsome young doctor, wishing that I hadn't been such a coward. Wishing I'd taken more risks, made more mistakes, and accumulated more regrets. Just wishing I'd lived when I had the chance. — Tom Perrotta
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Recent Past Sayings By Austin Kleon: If you ask yourself 'What's the best thing that happened today?' It actually forces a If you ask yourself 'What's the best thing that happened today?' It actually forces a certain kind of cheerful retrospection that pulls up from the recent past things to write about that you wouldn't otherwise think about. — Austin Kleon
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Recent Past Sayings By Mikhail Gorbachev: Life is much richer and more complex than even the most perfect plans to make Life is much richer and more complex than even the most perfect plans to make it better. It ultimately takes vengeance for attempts to impose abstract schemes, even with the best of intentions. Perestroika has made us understand this about our past, and the actual experience of recent years has taught us to reckon with the most general laws of civilization. — Mikhail Gorbachev
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Recent Past Sayings By John Connolly: Because to ignore what had happened in the recent and distant pasts, to turn away Because to ignore what had happened in the recent and distant pasts, to turn away and look elsewhere because it was easier to do so, was to be an accomplice to the crimes that were committed. To refuse to delve deeper would be to collude with the offenders. — John Connolly
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Recent Past Sayings By Fennel Hudson: Recent generations seem to consider 'old-fashioned' thinking as out-dated and without place in the modern Recent generations seem to consider 'old-fashioned' thinking as out-dated and without place in the modern world. I beg to differ. After all, who has greater faith? He who looks to and learns from the past, or the man who cares not for consequence? — Fennel Hudson
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Recent Past Sayings By Andreas M. Antonopoulos: By the time you look a few hundred feet down, you are looking at a By the time you look a few hundred feet down, you are looking at a snapshot of the past that has remained undisturbed for millions of years. In the blockchain, the most recent few blocks might be revised if there is a chain recalculation due to a fork. The top six blocks are like a few inches of topsoil. But once you go more deeply into the blockchain, beyond six blocks, blocks are less and less likely to change. — Andreas M. Antonopoulos
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Recent Past Sayings By Denham Sutcliffe: Do you think that romantic love is natural; that the life of trade is honorable; Do you think that romantic love is natural; that the life of trade is honorable; that freedom of worship is desirable? Very likely you think none of those things; you have uncritically absorbed them, and only since you came to college begun to learn that they are al comparatively recent and local notions, the products of past conflicts and choices. As the hand of the dyer is tinged by what it works in, so your tastes, ambitions, and values take their quality from a context that was created for you before you were born. — Denham Sutcliffe
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Recent Past Sayings By Charlie Munger: It's human nature to extrapolate the recent past into the future, but it's terrible that It's human nature to extrapolate the recent past into the future, but it's terrible that managements go along with this. — Charlie Munger
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Recent Past Sayings By Wendell Berry: The paramount doctrine of the economic and technological euphoria of recent decades has been that The paramount doctrine of the economic and technological euphoria of recent decades has been that everything depends on innovation. It was understood as desirable, and even necessary, that we should go on and on from one technological innovation to the next, which would cause the economy to "grow" and make everything better and better. This of course implied at every point a hatred of the past, of all things inherited and free. All things superceded in our progress of innovations, whatever their value might have been, were discounted as of no value at all. — Wendell Berry
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Recent Past Sayings By Benjamin Lee Whorf: A fair realization of the incredible degree of the diversity of linguistic system that ranges A fair realization of the incredible degree of the diversity of linguistic system that ranges over the globe leaves one with an inescapable feeling that the human spirit is inconceivably old; that the few thousand years of history covered by our written records are no more than the thickness of a pencil mark on the scale that measures our past experience on this planet; that the events of these recent millenniums spell nothing in any evolutionary wise, that the race has taken no sudden spurt, achieved no commanding synthesis during recent millenniums, but has only played a little with a few of the linguistic formulations and views of nature bequeathed from an inexpressibly longer past. — Benjamin Lee Whorf
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Recent Past Sayings By Guillaume Faye: Today it is not a matter of 'conserving' the present or returning to a recent Today it is not a matter of 'conserving' the present or returning to a recent past that has failed, but rather of regaining possession of our most archaic roots, which is to say those most suited to the victorious life. — Guillaume Faye
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Recent Past Sayings By Barbara W. Tuchman: The story and study of the past, both recent and distant, will not reveal the The story and study of the past, both recent and distant, will not reveal the future, but it flashes beacon lights along the way and it is a useful nostrum against despair. — Barbara W. Tuchman
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Recent Past Sayings By Alan Bennett: [talking about the Holocaust]'But to put something in context is a step towards saying it [talking about the Holocaust]
'But to put something in context is a step towards saying it can be understood and that it can be explained. And if it can be explained that it can be explained away.'
'But this is History. Distance yourselves. Our perspective on the past alters. Looking back, immediately in front of us is dead ground. We don't see it, and because we don't see it this means that there is no period so remote as the recent past. And one of the historian's jobs is to anticipate what our perspective of that period will be ... even on the Holocaust. — Alan Bennett
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Recent Past Sayings By Michael Copperman: But if we are to say anything important, if fiction is to stay relevant and But if we are to say anything important, if fiction is to stay relevant and vibrant, then we have to ask the right questions. All art fails if it is asked to be representative - the purpose of fiction is not to replace life anymore than it is meant to support some political movement or ideology. All fiction reinscribes the problematic past in terms of the present, and, if it is significant at all, reckons with it instead of simply making it palatable or pretty. What aesthetic is adequate to the Holocaust, or to the recent tragedy in Haiti? Narrative is not exculpatory - it is in fact about culpability, about recognizing human suffering and responsibility, and so examining what is true in us and about us. If we're to say anything important, we require an art less facile, and editors willing to seek it. — Michael Copperman
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Recent Past Sayings By James Hansen: Our analysis shows that, for the extreme hot weather of the recent past, there is Our analysis shows that, for the extreme hot weather of the recent past, there is virtually no explanation other than climate change. The deadly European heat wave of 2003, the fiery Russian heat wave of 2010 and catastrophic droughts in Texas and Oklahoma last year [2011] can each be attributed to climate change. The odds that natural variability created these extremes are minuscule, vanishingly small. To count on those odds would be like quitting your job and playing the lottery every morning to pay the bills. — James Hansen
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Recent Past Sayings By William Faulkner: They held the funeral on the second day, with the town coming to look at They held the funeral on the second day, with the town coming to look at Miss Emily beneath a mass of bought flowers with the crayon face of her father musing profoundly above the bier and the ladies sibilant and macabre; and the very old men - some in their brushed Confederate uniforms - on the porch and the lawn, talking of Miss Emily as if she had been a contemporary of theirs, believing that they had danced with her and courted her perhaps, confusing time with its mathematical progression, as the old do, to whom all the past is not a diminishing road but, instead, a huge meadow which no winter ever quite touches, divided from them now by the narrow bottle-neck of the most recent decade of years. — William Faulkner
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Recent Past Sayings By Emily March: What fewer people know but many suspect is that it hasn't been the happiest of What fewer people know but many suspect is that it hasn't been the happiest of circumstances. Very few people in town know that Gabe is a fairly recent widower, and he's had a difficult time dealing with his grief. The pregnancy happened before he was ready. However, I am happy to say that he has made great strides toward moving on in the past few weeks." "By striding right into your bed?" Nic grinned. "That's part of it. — Emily March
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Recent Past Sayings By John Fowles: You have shared your secret. I think you will find it to be an unburdening You have shared your secret. I think you will find it to be an unburdening in many other ways. You have very considerable natural advantages. You have nothing to fear from life. A day will come when these recent unhappy years may seem no more than that cloud-stain over there upon Chesil Bank. You shall stand in sunlight - and smile at your own past sorrows. — John Fowles
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Recent Past Sayings By Newt Gingrich: Have you heard a single national figure tell you all of the crises of the Have you heard a single national figure tell you all of the crises of the recent past are not economic, they're cultural? — Newt Gingrich
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Recent Past Sayings By Demetra George: In the past, men had projected their feminine qualities of emotions, nurturance, and sensitivity onto In the past, men had projected their feminine qualities of emotions, nurturance, and sensitivity onto women. With the recent activation of the feminine centers represented by the asteroids, men have been pressured and encouraged to both "own: and develop these qualities. — Demetra George
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Recent Past Sayings By Dylan Perry: I've done this sort of thing before. Not prophecies so much, but you'd be surprised I've done this sort of thing before. Not prophecies so much, but you'd be surprised how many people want to realign their ancestral lines to seem nobler, or rewrite their family history to remove more morally questionable episodes." He paused to recall a recent rewrite. "One lord wanted the murderers removed from his family line. His family was so corrupt, he ended up with three virgin births, two generations removed entirely and a lady who gave birth at the age of two. Still, no one questions it as there is evidence in the archives." Bubo smugly tapped a book. "There is one thing though, faking a prophecy in the past is easy, you already know the result. How will you make this come true in the future?"
"I have someone in mind for it, but I'm not sure he'll go for it. But then prophecy is all optional anyway." Corvid looked up as if a thought had occurred to him. "I'd best go check on my man, I've not met him yet. — Dylan Perry
Recent Past Sayings By George Carlin: When you visualize the recent past, do you see it as being somewhere over on When you visualize the recent past, do you see it as being somewhere over on the left? — George Carlin
Recent Past Sayings By Jim Barksdale: I want my testimony to stand on that point. But I would point out that I want my testimony to stand on that point. But I would point out that Zona Research Inc. showed we have increased market share among business users, educational users, and government users over the past several months - and that's more recent than the IDC report. — Jim Barksdale
Recent Past Sayings By Jeff Lindsay: He had an AM radio playing a conservative talk show. The host was making some He had an AM radio playing a conservative talk show. The host was making some very interesting statements about the president. I don't usually pay much attention to politics, but from what the man said, I had to believe that sometime in the recent past the laws regarding sedition must have changed. — Jeff Lindsay
Recent Past Sayings By Barbara W. Tuchman: The early removal from school of future officers of Britain's seapower, leaving them unacquainted with The early removal from school of future officers of Britain's seapower, leaving them unacquainted with the subject matter and ideas of the distant and recent past, may account for the incapacity of no military thinking in a world that devoted itself to military action. With little thought of strategy, no study of the theory of war or of planned objective, war's glorious art may have been glorious, but with individual exceptions, it was more or less mindless. — Barbara W. Tuchman
Recent Past Sayings By Michael J. Boskin: Anyone interested in the past, present, or future of banking and financial crises should read Anyone interested in the past, present, or future of banking and financial crises should read The Bankers' New Clothes. Admati and Hellwig provide a forceful and accessible analysis of the recent financial crisis and offer proposals to prevent future financial failures. While controversial, these proposals
whether you agree or disagree with them
will force you to think through the problems and solutions. — Michael J. Boskin
Recent Past Sayings By Barack Obama: In recent years, we've become enamored with our own past success. Lulled into complacency by In recent years, we've become enamored with our own past success. Lulled into complacency by the glitter of our own achievements. We've become accustomed to the title of Military Superpower, forgetting the qualities that got us there. We've become accustomed to our economic dominance in the world, forgetting that it wasn't reckless deals and get rich quick schemes that got us where we are, but hard work and smart ideas, quality products and wise investments. — Barack Obama
Recent Past Sayings By Ronald Reagan: [Our goal] is to help revive America's traditional values: faith, family, neighborhood, work and freedom. [Our goal] is to help revive America's traditional values: faith, family, neighborhood, work and freedom. Government has no business enforcing these values but neither must it seek, as it did in the recent past, to suppress or replace them. That only robbed us of our tiller and set us adrift. Helping to restore these values will bring new strength, direction and dignity to our lives and to the life of our nation. It's on these values that we'll best build our future. — Ronald Reagan
Recent Past Sayings By Judy Collins: I had some wonderful dreaming meetings. I can't tell you specifically what they've been in I had some wonderful dreaming meetings. I can't tell you specifically what they've been in the recent months. In the past they've been verbal kinds of messages that he needed to give me. Now they're more dreams of his presence. — Judy Collins
Recent Past Sayings By Patrick Newbery: We agree. Certainly the rate of change of nearly everything over the past few decades We agree. Certainly the rate of change of nearly everything over the past few decades has accelerated greatly. The kinds of work and the nature of the problems that designers work on have shifted as a result. We find it useful to look further back than the past few decades to understand what has led up to the situation today and why this recent increase in the frequency of change is so important for what business and design do together in the future. — Patrick Newbery
Recent Past Sayings By Vanessa Paradis: I do sometimes strongly hope that in a past life, my most recent life before I do sometimes strongly hope that in a past life, my most recent life before this, I was absolutely horrible, evil, hideous. Because otherwise - well, hell, to even things up next time around, I'm going to have to pay for this one, am I not? — Vanessa Paradis
Recent Past Sayings By Caitlin Doughty: A culture that denies death is a barrier to achieving a good death. Overcoming our A culture that denies death is a barrier to achieving a good death. Overcoming our fears and wild misconceptions about death will be no small task, but we shouldn't forget how quickly other cultural prejudices--racism, sexism, homophobia--have begun to topple in the recent past. It is high time death had its own moment of truth. — Caitlin Doughty
Recent Past Sayings By Zack Snyder: I felt like, in the recent past, people have been apologizing for Superman, a little I felt like, in the recent past, people have been apologizing for Superman, a little bit, for his costume, for his origins, and for the way he fits into society. — Zack Snyder
Recent Past Sayings By Dinty W. Moore: Jim Grimsley's unflinching self-examination of his own boyhood racial prejudices during the era of school Jim Grimsley's unflinching self-examination of his own boyhood racial prejudices during the era of school desegregation is one of the most compelling memoirs of recent years. Vivid, precise, and utterly honest, How I Shed My Skin is a time-machine of sorts, a reminder that our past is every bit as complex as our present, and that broad cultural changes are often intimate, personal, and idiosyncratic. — Dinty W. Moore
Recent Past Sayings By James Taylor: Without a doubt, the warming of the past 100 years has been a welcome respite Without a doubt, the warming of the past 100 years has been a welcome respite from a long and deadly Little Ice Age. The possibility that humans may have contributed to the recent warming does not make it any less welcome. — James Taylor
Recent Past Sayings By C.S. Lewis: The unhistorical are usually, without knowing it, enslaved to a fairly recent past. The unhistorical are usually, without knowing it, enslaved to a fairly recent past. — C.S. Lewis
Recent Past Sayings By Mary Beth Miller: Why do people kill themselves?I think they do it when they can no longer find Why do people kill themselves?
I think they do it when they can no longer find a reason to keep going. When nothing in heir lives is good enough to balance out the bad. And they do it when they no longer have the courage to carry on past some recent painful experience. They commit what is, in the end, a desperate, final call for help, that is hopefully heard in time by someone else.
And what if it's not heard in time? I ask although I know the answer.
Then they die. — Mary Beth Miller
Recent Past Sayings By Penelope Lively: I'm not an historian but I can get interested - obsessively interested - with any I'm not an historian but I can get interested - obsessively interested - with any aspect of the past, whether it's palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past. — Penelope Lively
Recent Past Sayings By Will Oldham: I valued the experience of making the recordings, and I value the performances contained therein, I valued the experience of making the recordings, and I value the performances contained therein, and I value so much of what they can represent. I also think they're a terrific listening experience. Putting them out this way was a way of trying to maintain and nurture the relationship with the audience and also shine a light on the recent past, because we are so apt to be forgetful as human beings that there was such a thing as a recent past. These are some of the reasons for making this record. — Will Oldham
Recent Past Sayings By Don DeLillo: She wanted to stay focused, one thing following sensibly upon another. There were moments when She wanted to stay focused, one thing following sensibly upon another. There were moments when she wasn't talking so much as fading into time, dropping back into some funnelled stretch of recent pastDon DeLillo
Recent Past Sayings By Doris Lessing: I would not be at all surprised to find out ... personal feelings about our I would not be at all surprised to find out ... personal feelings about our situation in time, seldom in accordance with fact, so that we are always taken by surprise by 'ageing', may be an indication of a different lifespan, in the past - but that this past, in biological terms, is quite recent, and so we have not come to terms with it psychologically. — Doris Lessing
Recent Past Sayings By Keary Taylor: There was a lot of pain in that kiss. There was so much hurt and There was a lot of pain in that kiss. There was so much hurt and so much fear in it. I felt tears rolling down the both of our faces. But, in that kiss, there was even more want. We both wanted to smother out that pain, to not have so many horrible things in the all too recent past, to just be normal, to do the types of things we were supposed to be dealing with besides death and disability. — Keary Taylor
Recent Past Sayings By Stuart Neville: - and Stella had that kind of face. One that looked permanently guilty, as if - and Stella had that kind of face. One that looked permanently guilty, as if some form of mischief was in the recent past, the near future, or both. — Stuart Neville
Recent Past Sayings By Sinead O'Connor: There's nothing in the recent past I want to write about. There's nothing in the recent past I want to write about. — Sinead O'Connor
Recent Past Sayings By Andre Alexis: because he was the man he was, one strong thing came out of the confusion: because he was the man he was, one strong thing came out of the confusion: love. 'Love' had caused him trouble in the recent past, but he went with it anyway, stubbornly holding to the idea that 'love' - whenever and wherever it touched down - was always right. — Andre Alexis
Recent Past Sayings By Chris O'Dowd: When I say I hate nostalgia, I hate things set in the recent past where When I say I hate nostalgia, I hate things set in the recent past where everything is shiny and new. — Chris O'Dowd
Recent Past Sayings By G. Willow Wilson: I have had much experience with the unclean and uncivilized in the recent past. Shall I have had much experience with the unclean and uncivilized in the recent past. Shall I tell you what I discovered? I am not the state of my feet. I am not the dirt on my hands or the hygiene of my private parts. If I were these things, I would not have been at liberty to pray at any time since my arrest. But I did pray, because I am not these things. In the end, I am not even myself. I am a string of bones speaking the word God. — G. Willow Wilson
Recent Past Sayings By Lord Byron: Socrates said, our only knowledge was"To know that nothing could be known;" a pleasantScience enough, Socrates said, our only knowledge was
"To know that nothing could be known;" a pleasant
Science enough, which levels to an ass
Each Man of Wisdom, future, past, or present.
Newton, (that Proverb of the Mind,) alas!
Declared, with all his grand discoveries recent,
That he himself felt only "like a youth
Picking up shells by the great Ocean-Truth." — Lord Byron
Recent Past Sayings By Linda Kohanov: take a deep breath. Keep your body fully in the present and your mind in take a deep breath. Keep your body fully in the present and your mind in the recent future. Don't let the past get in your way. — Linda Kohanov
Recent Past Sayings By Adolf Hitler: Today Christians ... stand at the head of [this country] ... I pledge that I Today Christians ... stand at the head of [this country] ... I pledge that I never will tie myself to parties who want to destroy Christianity .. We want to fill our culture again with the Christian spirit ... We want to burn out all the recent immoral developments in literature, in the theater, and in the press - in short, we want to burn out the poison of immorality which has entered into our whole life and culture as a result of liberal excess during the past ... (few) years. — Adolf Hitler
Recent Past Sayings By Ralph Da Costa Nunez: Only by embracing the lessons embedded in our city's history can we avoid repeating the Only by embracing the lessons embedded in our city's history can we avoid repeating the failed policies of both the recent and distant past, and have true clarity about what action is required to correct today's public policies. Recurring themes emerge throughout the history of New York City with regards to public policy. Even though the city has changed immensely, these themes are important for debating policy and giving us an informed perspective on how to move forward. — Ralph Da Costa Nunez
Recent Past Sayings By Donald Judd: The art and architecture of the past that we know is that which remains. The The art and architecture of the past that we know is that which remains. The best is that which remains where it was painted, placed or built. Most of the art of the past that could be moved was taken by conquerors. Almost all recent art is conquered as soon as it's made, since it's first shown for sale and once sold is exhibited as foreign in the alien museums. The public has no idea of art other than that it is something portable that can be bought. There is no constructive effort; there is no cooperative effort. This situation is primitive in relation to a few earlier and better times. — Donald Judd
Recent Past Sayings By Ambeth R. Ocampo: Doreen Fernandez' foreword to "Rizal Without the Overcoat":His essays remind us that history need not Doreen Fernandez' foreword to "Rizal Without the Overcoat":
His essays remind us that history need not and should not be relegated to schoolbooks and classrooms, where it often becomes a set of names and dates to memorize and spew out on test papers. History is a living and lively account of what we were and are; it could and should be as real to each of us as stories about family or about recent and past events.. If all of that makes us understand humanity better, so does history make us understand ourselves, and our country infinitely better, in the context of our culture and our society. — Ambeth R. Ocampo
Recent Past Sayings By Steven Pinker: But our intuitive conception of time differs from the ceaseless cosmic stream envisioned by Newton But our intuitive conception of time differs from the ceaseless cosmic stream envisioned by Newton and Kant. To begin with, our experience of the present is not an infinitesimal instant. Instead it embraces some minimum duration, a moving window on life in which we apprehend not just the instantaneous "now" but a bit of the recent past and a bit of the impending future. — Steven Pinker
Recent Past Sayings By Carly Fiorina: Most of the media ... is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions Most of the media ... is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight between the past and the future. — Carly Fiorina
Recent Past Sayings By Hilton Kramer: Every day grows more amnesiac about its recent past. Every day grows more amnesiac about its recent past. — Hilton Kramer
Recent Past Sayings By Daniel Kahneman: Narrative fallacies arise inevitably from our continuous attempt to make sense of the world. The Narrative fallacies arise inevitably from our continuous attempt to make sense of the world. The explanatory stories that people find compelling are simple; are concrete rather than abstract; assign a larger role to talent, stupidity, and intentions than to luck; and focus on a few striking events that happened rather than on the countless events that failed to happen. Any recent salient event is a candidate to become the kernel of a causal narrative. Taleb suggests that we humans constantly fool ourselves by constructing flimsy accounts of the past and believing they are true. — Daniel Kahneman
Recent Past Sayings By Terry Pratchett: At some time in the recent past someone had decided to brighten the ancient corridors At some time in the recent past someone had decided to brighten the ancient corridors of the University by painting them, having some vague notion that Learning Should Be Fun. It hadn't worked. It's a fact known throughout the universes that no matter how carefully the colors are chosen, institutional decor ends up as either vomit green, unmentionable brown, nicotine yellow or surgical appliance pink. By some little-understood process of sympathetic resonance, corridors painted in those colors always smell slightly of boiled cabbage - even if no cabbage is ever cooked in the vicinity. — Terry Pratchett
Recent Past Sayings By Gaston Bachelard: The philosophy of poetry must acknowledge that the poetic act has no past, at least The philosophy of poetry must acknowledge that the poetic act has no past, at least no recent past, in which its preparation and appearance could be followed. — Gaston Bachelard
Recent Past Sayings By H. Bentley Glass: The advances of biology during the past 20 years have been breathtaking, particularly in cracking The advances of biology during the past 20 years have been breathtaking, particularly in cracking the mystery of heredity. Nevertheless, the greatest and most difficult problems still lie ahead. The discoveries of the 1970's about the chemical roots of memory in nerve cells or the basis of learning, about the complex behavior of man and animals, the nature of growth, development, disease and aging will be at least as fundamental and spectacular as those of the recent past. — H. Bentley Glass
Recent Past Sayings By Michio Kaku: Recent brain scans have shed light on how the brain simulates the future. These simulation Recent brain scans have shed light on how the brain simulates the future. These simulation are done mainly in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the CEO of the brain, using memories of the past. On one hand, simulations of the future may produce outcomes that are desirable and pleasurable, in which case the pleasure centers of the brain light up (in the nucleus accumbens and the hypothalamus). On the other hand, these outcomes may also have a downside to them, so the orbitofrontal cortex kicks in to warn us of possible dancers. There is a struggle, then, between different parts of the brain concerning the future, which may have desirable and undesirable outcomes. Ultimately it is the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex that mediates between these and makes the final decisions. (Some neurologists have pointed out that this struggle resembles, in a crude way, the dynamics between Freud's ego, id, and superego.) — Michio Kaku
Recent Past Sayings By Theodor Adorno: The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes. The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes. — Theodor Adorno
Recent Past Sayings By William J. Bernstein: We tend to extrapolate the recent past indefinitely into the future; in the 1970s, investors We tend to extrapolate the recent past indefinitely into the future; in the 1970s, investors thought that inflation would never end, whereas now most people think it will never occur again. The first viewpoint was proven wrong within a few years, and the latter viewpoint most likely will be soon. — William J. Bernstein
Recent Past Sayings By Lucy Powell: The economic and social decline of Zimbabwe is shocking and appalling. Life there is unrecognisable The economic and social decline of Zimbabwe is shocking and appalling. Life there is unrecognisable from that of the recent past. Each day is a struggle for basic survival. — Lucy Powell
Recent Past Sayings By George Carlin: There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past. There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past. — George Carlin
Recent Past Sayings By Mary Margaret Jensen: Memories of the past year came tumbling down on me. The recent changes and reverses Memories of the past year came tumbling down on me. The recent changes and reverses were almost overwhelming. I was learning that life flowed like a river. When the run-off was normal, the water ran smoothly. But if there came a downpour, it gushed. In the likeness to a flooding river, life events were caught up in the course of the devouring stream. — Mary Margaret Jensen
Recent Past Sayings By Tim Urban: We base our ideas about the world on our personal experience, and that experience has We base our ideas about the world on our personal experience, and that experience has ingrained the rate of growth of the recent past in our heads as "the way things happen." We're also limited by our imagination, which takes our experience and uses it to conjure future predictions - but often, what we know simply doesn't give us the tools to think accurately about the future. When we hear a prediction about the future that contradicts our experience-based notion of how things work, our instinct is that the prediction must be naive. If I tell you [...] that you may live to be 150, or 250, or not die at all, your instinct will be, "That's stupid - if there's one thing I know from history, it's that everybody dies." And yes, no one in the past has not died. But no one flew airplanes before airplanes were invented either. — Tim Urban
Recent Past Sayings By P.Z. Myers: this one is a matter of personal testimony; I could put together a whole volume this one is a matter of personal testimony; I could put together a whole volume of tales I've been told along the lines of "I used to be an atheist, and I was [strung out on drugs] [cruel to my family] [divorcing my wife] [etc.], but then I found Jesus and became a new man of high character and deep happiness, therefore Jesus was real." The entire churchgoing people of America must once have been raving angry atheist hedonists in broken relationships - which suggests that at an earlier time in our civic life, the parties were much more fun and the libertines far more common. Unfortunately, I've never been able to identify this magical period in recent history, even though I've lived through a few generations now. Yet all the Christians today seem to be citing this mythical past of ubiquitous godlessness. I really regret that I missed it all. Having — P.Z. Myers
Recent Past Sayings By Charles Bartlett Johnson: I found my way to make my peace with the recent past by turning it I found my way to make my peace with the recent past by turning it into WORD. — Charles Bartlett Johnson
Recent Past Sayings By Dahlia Lithwick: Over the past few years, the Supreme Court was six times more likely to accept Over the past few years, the Supreme Court was six times more likely to accept cases from an elite group of 66 lawyers than it was from more than 99 percent of those who petitioned the court. That's the finding of a recent Reuters special report called "The Echo Chamber." It illustrates how almost half the appeals accepted by the court over a nine-year period came from this cadre of elite lawyers
many of whom have personal connections to the nine justices. — Dahlia Lithwick
Recent Past Sayings By Thrity Umrigar: You will learn, deekra. You never marry just a person. You always marry a family.They You will learn, deekra. You never marry just a person. You always marry a family.
They walk in total silence. But this silence is screaming, screeching, and filled with sounds
the thudding of Bhima's heart; the clawing, tearing fear that is choking Maya's throat; ... Inside this silence the two women walk, afraid of touching its contours, because to break the dam of silence would mean to allow the waters of anger, rage, fury to come rushing, would allow the tidal wave of the recent past
the past that they have ignored, aborted, killed
to come roaring in to destroy their tenuous present. But quiet, like love, doesn't last forever. — Thrity Umrigar
Recent Past Sayings By L. Fletcher Prouty: The Kennedy assassination has demonstrated that most of the major events of world significance are The Kennedy assassination has demonstrated that most of the major events of world significance are masterfully planned and orchestrated by an elite coterie of enormously powerful people who are not of one nation, one ethnic grouping, or one over-ridingly important business group. They are a power unto themselves for whom those others work. Neither is this power elite of recent origin. Its roots go deep into the past. — L. Fletcher Prouty
Recent Past Sayings By Fredric Jameson: I believe that the emergence of postmodernism is closely related to the emergence of this I believe that the emergence of postmodernism is closely related to the emergence of this new moment of late, consumer or multinational capitalism. I believe also that its formal features in many ways express the deeper logic of that particular social system. I will only be able, however, to show this for one major theme: namely the disappearance of a sense of history, the way in which our entire contemporary social system has little by little begun to lose its capacity to retain its own past, has begun to live in a perpetual present and in a perpetual change that obliterates traditions of the kind which all earlier social formations have had in one way or another to preserve. Think only of the media exhaustion of news: of how Nixon and, even more so, Kennedy are figures from a now distant past. One is tempted to say that the very function of the news media is to relegate such recent historical experiences as rapidly as possible into the past. — Fredric Jameson
Recent Past Sayings By Jack Kemp: We are all the sons or daughters of immigrants - some more recent than others We are all the sons or daughters of immigrants - some more recent than others - but all dedicated to the triumph of an idea that serves as the touchstone of what it means to be an American. This America is the only America that we have hitherto known - if being conservative has anything to do with conserving the principles of our past, then no conservative has any business bashing legal immigration. — Jack Kemp
Recent Past Sayings By Thomas S. Kuhn: For reasons that are both obvious and highly functional, science textbooks (and too many of For reasons that are both obvious and highly functional, science textbooks (and too many of the older histories of science) refer only to that part of the work of past scientists that can easily be viewed as contributions to the statement and solution of the texts' paradigm problems. Partly by selection and partly by distortion, the scientists of early ages are implicitly represented as having worked upon the same set of fixed problems and in accordance with the same set of fixed canons that the most recent revolution in scientific theory and method has made seem scientific. — Thomas S. Kuhn
Recent Past Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: In the very recent past, we have seen the Church of Rome befouled by its In the very recent past, we have seen the Church of Rome befouled by its complicity with the unpardonable sin of child rape, or, as it might be phrased in Latin form, no child's behind left. — Christopher Hitchens
Recent Past Sayings By Alan Greenspan: The recent period has been marked by a transformation to an economy that is more The recent period has been marked by a transformation to an economy that is more productive as competitive forces become increasingly intense and new technologies raise the efficiency of our businesses ... While these tendencies were no doubt in train in the "old," pre-1990s economy, they accelerated over the past decade as a number of technologies with their roots in the cumulative innovations of the past half-century began to yield dramatic economic returns. — Alan Greenspan
Recent Past Sayings By Warren Buffett: It's easy to identify many investment managers with great recent records. But past results, though It's easy to identify many investment managers with great recent records. But past results, though important, do not suffice when prospective performance is being judged. How the record has been achieved is crucial ... — Warren Buffett
Recent Past Sayings By Nicholas Rodger: The common sense of the word (navy) as we use it today refers to a The common sense of the word (navy) as we use it today refers to a permanent fighting service made up of ships designed for war, manned by professionals and supported by an adminsistrative and technical infrastructure. A navy in this sense is only one possible method of making war at sea, and by some way the most difficult and the most recent. There have in the past been, and to some extent still are, many other ways of generating sea power. — Nicholas Rodger
Recent Past Sayings By Terry Pratchett: I MAY HAVE ALLOWED MYSELF SOME FLICKER OF EMOTION IN THE RECENT PAST, said Death, I MAY HAVE ALLOWED MYSELF SOME FLICKER OF EMOTION IN THE RECENT PAST, said Death, BUT I CAN GIVE IT UP ANY TIME I LIKE. — Terry Pratchett
Recent Past Sayings By N.D. Wilson: The world never slows down so that we can better grasp the story, so that The world never slows down so that we can better grasp the story, so that we can form study groups and drill each other on the recent past until we have total retention. We have exactly one second to carve a memory of that second, to sort and file and prioritize in some attempt at preservation. But then the next second has arrived, the next breeze to distract us, the next plane slicing through the sky, the next funny skip from the next funny toddler, the next squirrel fracas, and the next falling leaf. Our imaginations are busy enough capturing now that it is easy to lose just then. — N.D. Wilson
Recent Past Sayings By Sam Harris: Indeed, religion is as much a living spring of violence today as it was at Indeed, religion is as much a living spring of violence today as it was at any time in the past. The recent conflicts in Palestine (Jews v Muslims), the Balkans (Orthodox Serbians v Catholic Croatians; Orthodox Serbians v Bosnian and Albanian Muslims), Northern Ireland (Protestants v Catholics), Kashmir (Muslims v Hindus), Sudan (Muslims v Christians and animists), Nigeria (Muslims v Christians) and Iran and Iraq (Shia v Sunni) are merely a few cases in point. These are places where religion has been the explicit cause of millions of deaths in the past decade. — Sam Harris
Recent Past Sayings By Ray Dalio: The biggest mistake investors make is to believe that what happened in the recent past The biggest mistake investors make is to believe that what happened in the recent past is likely to persist. They assume that something that was a good investment in the recent past is still a good investment. Typically, high past returns simply imply that an asset has become more expensive and is a poorer, not better, investment. — Ray Dalio
Recent Past Sayings By Charles Dickens: Gradually, he fell into that deep tranquil sleep which ease from recent suffering alone imparts; Gradually, he fell into that deep tranquil sleep which ease from recent suffering alone imparts; that calm and peaceful rest which it is pain to wake from. Who, if this were death, would be roused again to all the struggles and turmoils of life; to all its cares for the present; its anxieties for the future; more than all, its weary recollections of the past! — Charles Dickens
Recent Past Sayings By Dalai Lama XIV: THE HUMAN COMMUNITY has reached a critical point in its history. The world today forces THE HUMAN COMMUNITY has reached a critical point in its history. The world today forces us to accept that humanity is one. In the past, the various communities could allow themselves to think that they were separate. But today, as the recent tragic events in the United States have shown,7 what happens in one country affects many other countries. The world is becoming more and more interdependent. In the context of this new interdependence, self-interest requires us to take into account the interests of others. Without understanding and promoting the sense of our universal responsibility, our future itself is threatened. — Dalai Lama XIV
Recent Past Sayings By Doreen Virtue: There are a lot of people who had past lives where they were monks and There are a lot of people who had past lives where they were monks and nuns and all their needs were provided for them. I feel like most people in the new age had this as their most recent lifetime experience, that kind of communal living. — Doreen Virtue
Recent Past Sayings By Rosalyn D'Mello: You, too, were supposed to be a one-night stand. A quick fix. A conquest. A You, too, were supposed to be a one-night stand. A quick fix. A conquest. A ten-line poem in my grand anthology of lovers.
But you altered the narrative, you marked your territory on my timeline o that as I look back, I find I can neatly divide my more recent past into two unequal halves: before you and after. — Rosalyn D'Mello
Recent Past Sayings By Mana: Bangalore is India's fast growing cosmopolitan city with the most high tech industries and also Bangalore is India's fast growing cosmopolitan city with the most high tech industries and also well known for India's mana-candela-flats-in-bangaloreleading scientific establishments. However, in the recent past, Sarjapur Road has witnessed a large amount of infrastructure development and has attracted the interest of Property Developers in Bangalore and investors alike. Mostly all the Major Builders in Bangalore having Residential Apartments in Sarjapur Road offers 2BHK and 3BHK Flats for Sale in Sarjapur Road.
The latest Residential projects in Sarjapur Road have planning to build the 2BHK, 3BHK Flats in Sarjapur Road with international safety standards and amenities. This has attracted and encouraged the buyers to invest on ongoing Residential projects in Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. — Mana
Recent Past Sayings By Niall Williams: Mam drove the same way she walked, freestyle, also known as bumpily. She didn't really Mam drove the same way she walked, freestyle, also known as bumpily. She didn't really go in for right- and left-hand lanes, which was fine this side of Faha where the road is cart-wide and Mohawked with a raised rib of grass and when two cars meet there is no hope of passing, someone has to throw back a left arm and reverse to the nearest gap or gate, which Faha folks do brilliantly, flooring the accelerator and racing in soft zigzag to where they have just been, defeating time and space both and making a nonsense of past and present, here and there. As any student of Irish history ancient and recent will know, we are a nation of magnificent reversers. — Niall Williams
Recent Past Sayings By Jorge Amado: But the streets still revealed, along with the progress and future greatness, some remnants of But the streets still revealed, along with the progress and future greatness, some remnants of the recent past, of the time of bandits and bloodshed. — Jorge Amado
Recent Past Sayings By Chrystia Freeland: A 2011 OECD report showed that, over the past three decades, in Sweden, Finland, Germany, A 2011 OECD report showed that, over the past three decades, in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Israel, and New Zealand
all countries that have chosen a version of capitalism less red in tooth and claw than the American model
inequality has grown as fast as or faster than in the United States. France, proud, as usual, of its exceptionalism, seemed to be the one major Western outlier, but recent studies have shown that over the past decade it, too, has fallen into line. — Chrystia Freeland
Recent Past Sayings By Michelle Finneran Dennedy: leap in the ability to process and data. For the sake of simplicity, this book leap in the ability to process and data. For the sake of simplicity, this book will focus on the recent past to discuss various stages where information technology, norms, practices, and rules combined to allow for data gathering and sharing within an enterprise and with individuals. Framing and noting the various risks and opportunities within various stages in the Information Age creates a context for the ensuing discussion surrounding the mission and purpose of the privacy engineer and the call to action for the privacy engineer's manifesto, as presented later in this book. — Michelle Finneran Dennedy
Recent Past Sayings By Terry Eagleton: If history moves forward, knowledge of it travels backwards, so that in writing of our If history moves forward, knowledge of it travels backwards, so that in writing of our own recent past we are continually meeting ourselves coming the other way. — Terry Eagleton
Recent Past Sayings By Louise Welsh: How long would it be before the elements toppled these small structures as they had How long would it be before the elements toppled these small structures as they had already toppled the broch and the castle? Would future archaeologists dig here, or had records grown so precise every aspect of the recent past would be charted and ready for those who wanted to know? Maybe, soon enough, there would be no one left, no world to chronicle and argue over. All things must end, why not this too? The thought almost had the power to cheer him. — Louise Welsh
Recent Past Sayings By Andrea Davis Pinkney: One of the most refreshing changes I've seen in recent years is the blending of One of the most refreshing changes I've seen in recent years is the blending of genres - the pushing past the hard-and-fast lines of specific publishing categories. — Andrea Davis Pinkney