Quotation Explorer - 'Backward'

Prospective research looks forward in time to see how a group of individual change over time while retrospective research looks backward in time and attempts to reconstruct the conditions that led to the current situation. - Shelley E. Taylor
The victory of the ignorant masses always means a temporary backward movement in the progression of humanity! - Mehmet Murat ildan
There's only so far we can step backward in one day - Leisenring
And yesterday he would have killed me to get to his foe. But now we serve each other. Only a fool walks into the future backward.
Life is an escalator: You can move forward or backward; you can not remain still. - Patricia Russell-McCloud
Life must be lived forward but only makes sense by looking backward. Only in retrospect do the pieces of the puzzle connect, revealing an intelligently orchestrated evolution. Our journey through life is in a way like walking blindfolded. - Dorit Brauer
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. - James Thurber
Love is infinite. Grief can lead to love. Love can lead to grief. Grief is a love story told backward just as love is a grief story told backward. - Bridget Asher
Welfare reforms and the whole happy exploitation movement are not baby steps. They are big steps–in a seriously backward direction. - Gary L. Francione
What seest thou else In the dark backward and abysm of time? - William Shakespeare
No matter how long we exist, we have our memories. Points in time which time itself cannot erase. Suffering may distort my backward glances, but even to suffering, some memories will yield nothing of ther beauty or their splendor. Rather they remain as hard as gems. - Anne Rice
Ruminating about the past is like trying to drive backward to undo a car accident.
Don't step backward toward nothing, step forward toward something, better awkward steps forward, than coward steps backward. - Victoria Addino
Notwithstanding how uncanny moments of life might be, you never walk backwards. Once you take a step, you move forward by a step with a step. That is life! Even a child would never crawl backward and so would streams hardly flow backward. Just keep moving when it is a must to move! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
What seest thou elseIn the dark backward and abysm of time? - William Shakespeare
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward. - Lewis Carroll
Every now and then I have to take a backward step in giving in. Not because of expecting something in return. But because I want to see how far God has changed me from what I used to be. I guess this is the only pain of humility! To offer your own heartbeat every single day! - Carvic Valdellon
Sometimes u have to hurt your loved ones just because you don't want to hurt yourself, it's like putting a step backward to jump forward .. - jagvir ji
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. - Winston S. Churchill
People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. - Edmund Burke
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.
Over time, I discovered that learning new things doesn't always liberate you. Instead it makes you wonder if your pants are on backward or if the trees are holding the sky up - it makes you question all of your assumptions and conventions. - Dee Williams
I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward. - G.K. Chesterton
Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the 'ah-ha'. - Ernst Haas
Certain backward areas have advanced, and various devices always in some way connected with warfare and police espionage have developed, but experiment and invention have largely stopped. - George Orwell
I try to avoid looking backward and keep looking upward. - Charlotte Bronte
England was a cold, backward, rebellious little kingdom. It's king: Henry the Eighth, remembered principally for his six wives and the chicken legs clutched in his fat fists. - Kage Baker
He who moves not forward, goes backward. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ingenuity and creativity, even for a defeating case of two steps forward and one backward, applied strategically can covert a loss into gain. - Priyavrat Thareja
To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. - Margaret Fairless Barber
Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. - E.E. Cummings
There's always a choice,' said Torak, and walked backward off the cliff. - Michelle Paver
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. - Charlotte Brontë
This town of churches and dreams; this town I thought I would lose myself in, with its backward ways and winding roads leading to nowhere; but, I found myself instead. -Magic in the Backyard (excerpt from American Honey) - Kellie Elmore
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