Man ... always remains attached to the past: however far and fast he runs, the chain runs with him.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 1, p. 248, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin: de Gruyter (1980); On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life, p. 8, trans. by Peter Preuss, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company (1980). On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life, section 1 (1874).
Published as the second essay in Nietzsche's Untimely Meditations (1873-1876).)