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  • We cannot reform our forefathers.

  • My good opinion, once lost is gone forever.

  • We must be careful what we say. No bird resumes its egg.

    • Emily Dickinson,
    • 1874, in Mabel Loomis Todd, ed., Letters of Emily Dickinson, vol. 2 ()
  • ... once it's jam, it can't be strawberries anymore.

  • What we once fling away never comes again to us.

  • A line, once crossed, can never be uncrossed.

  • You can't make soufflé rise twice.

  • Waves, once they land on the beach, are not reversible.

  • Things happen, and you can't make them un-happen. You don't get do-overs, you can't roll back the clock, and the only thing you can change, and the only thing it does any good to worry about, is how you let them affect you.