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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:24 AM
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"If the past rules your future, than you are truly lost"

to history and philosophy buffs alike, i ask who said this.




posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:35 AM
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I do not know, but it seems a paraphrase of an unattributed quote of

"The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches."

It contains much the same message, but again, it seems to be a paraphrase because I can find no direct reference to that quote.

Are you asking to try and find the source, or do you already know the source?



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:45 AM
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i was marinating tonight. I thought this and said it to a friend of mine, since i am a fan of history and philosophy i assumed it was something lurking in my subconscious that i learned from another source. i couldn't attribute it anything i knew history wise, and as i started thinking about it i realized it pertained to a lot of the discussions i see here on this site.

were does your quote come from?
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:47 AM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
"If the past rules your future, than you are truly lost"

to history and philosophy buffs alike, i ask who said this.


I suspect the asnwer is "nobody ever said that".
For starters, you used the word "than" where I suspect a better word would be "then".


For a supposedly historical actual quote...

Winston Churchill
If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost.


or

George Orwell (1903-1950), from his book 1984, written in 1949
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.



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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:49 AM
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Nope, I Googled it and all it came up with was your thread. It must be original, but on first glance I thought of Alexander the Great, but no.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:56 AM
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were does your quote come from?


Unattributed that's the problem with quotes now days, just about useless when it comes to sources and proper references.

All kinds of made up quotes out there.

Thanks internet.

I suspect the Churchill quote is the correct phrasing of it above.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:59 AM
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sorry, when i was in 12th grade i had the spelling skills of an 8th grader according to the standardized tests, yet everything else was in the 90th percentile, thank the force for spell check
lol but thank u, im glade others believe as i do.
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:14 AM
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so i may be off in my visulizations of historical figures but, im assuming that is rosevelt in ur avatar? and then i think how much roseevelt and churchhill looked liked brothers, maybe its the mustash
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:23 AM
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Good old Teddy and Winston, two blow hards that knew how to get # done, personal hero's as I can appreciate that ability to both piss people off and inspire, also two very quotable individuals.

Its Teddy, the full image can be found at Sharpwriter Deviant art guy does all kinds of crazy paintings with the founding fathers.



maybe its the mustash


You have to respect a good stash.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:38 AM
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Lost in time.
Found in presence.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:40 AM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
"If the past rules your future, than you are truly lost"

to history and philosophy buffs alike, i ask who said this.



I'm going out on a limb here and guessing that you are the one who said it


Whoever said it, it certainly has a lot of truth behind it. Love the avatar, by the way.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:41 AM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
"If the past rules your future, than you are truly lost"

to history and philosophy buffs alike, i ask who said this.


I dont much follow Call of Duty, but i played the first and second modern warfare and sound like one of many quotes used in the game during the load screens.

Some of the members are also saying Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy's quotes were also used in those games too if i remember correctly.
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:45 AM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
"If the past rules your future, than you are truly lost"

to history and philosophy buffs alike, i ask who said this.


I'm going to go with Dr. Who ?



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:47 AM
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as i posted before i did say it tonight, but i dont think it was original to me, i want to know who important said it so next time i say it i got some historical back up, cause were im from and the people i talk to no one really listens till after the fact



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:50 AM
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the only games i play are old school knight of the old republic(rarely) skyrim(here and there,level 59) and FIFA 2011 when me and my roomate got time to play drinking games, last first person shooter i played was halo for original xbox



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:51 AM
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dr who?



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:53 AM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
reply to post by taccj9903
 


as i posted before i did say it tonight, but i dont think it was original to me, i want to know who important said it so next time i say it i got some historical back up, cause were im from and the people i talk to no one really listens till after the fact



Typically, google search is pretty good about finding famous quotes but yours did not come up with anything. Could it have came from a book you read or a movie you saw?



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 05:01 AM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
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the only games i play are old school knight of the old republic(rarely) skyrim(here and there,level 59) and FIFA 2011 when me and my roomate got time to play drinking games, last first person shooter i played was halo for original xbox


Well, so much for it being a COD quote. I was darn sure it was one of those ones. I googled it and scrolled though all the quotes from mw1 and mw2, i didnt see it. lol



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 05:09 AM
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Sounds like a French Revolution kind of quote. I think the French have always talked like that now that I think about it. Maybe Voltaire said that. The ancient Greeks said alot of stuff like that too.

Anybody heard "You must become like your enemy in order to defeat him" ?

In the movie "The Wind and the Lion" T. Roosevelt says "The path of a great man is dark, lit only by other great men, and sometimes they are your enemies" Did TR say that?

Winston Churchil does look like Theodore Roosevelt, never heard that before.

Dr Who is a good bet.
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 05:56 AM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
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dr who?


Yes.




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