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RETROSPECTION
[ Also see Forethought Meditation Memory Past Reflection Remembrance Reverie Thought ]

Pleasure is the flower that fades; remembrance is the lasting perfume.
      - Marquis Stanislas Jean de Boufflers

The greatest comfort of my old age, and that which gives me the highest satisfaction, is the pleasing remembrance of the many benefits and friendly offices I have done to others.
      - Cato (Marcus Porcius Cato "The Elder") (a/k/a Cato the Censor)

Where is the one who hath not had
  Some anguish-trial, long gone by,
    Steal, spectre-like, all dark and sad
      On busy thought, till the full eye
        And aching breast, betray'd too well,
          The past still held undying spell?
      - Eliza Cook

And oft a retrospect delights the mind.
      - Dante ("Dante Alighieri")

In our lonely hours we awake those sleeping images with which our memories are stored, and vitalize them again.
      - Comtesse de Genlis, Stephanie-Felicite du Crest de Saint-Aubin

He possesses dominion over himself and is happy, who can every day say, "I have lived." To-morrow the Heavenly Father may either involve the world in dark clouds or cheer it with clear sunshine; he will not, however, render ineffectual the things which have already taken place.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Of no day can the retrospect cause pain to a good man.
      - Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis)

A lively retrospect summons back to us once more our youth, with vivid reflex of its early joys and unstained pleasures.
      - Louis Charles Alfred de Musset

It is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

Thought and her shadowy brood thy call obey, and place and time are subject to thy sway.
      - Samuel Rogers

By our remembrances of days foregone.
      - William Shakespeare

A man advanced in years, that thinks fit to look back upon his former life, and call that only life which was passed with satisfaction and enjoyment, excluding all parts which were not pleasant to him, will find himself very young, if not in his infancy.
      - Sir Richard Steele

If our past actions reproach us, they cannot be atoned for by our own severe reflections so effectually as by a contrary behavior.
      - Sir Richard Steele

Had we a privilege of calling up by the power of memory only such passages as were pleasing, unmixed with such as were disagreeable, we might then excite at pleasure an ideal happiness, perhaps more poignant than actual sensation.
      - Henry Theodore Tuckerman


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