Past Quotes

The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.
Rene Descartes
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All of us, whether guilty or not, whether old or young, must accept the past. ... It is not a case of coming to terms with the past. That is not possible. It cannot be subsequently modified or undone.
Richard von Weizscke
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
Lewis Mumford

Forget the past and live the present hour.
Sarah Knowles Bolton
In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future.
Andr Gide
Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Thomas Sowell, Is Reality Optional?, 1993
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Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. In is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.
Harry S Truman
I have had enough experience in all my years, and have read enough of the past, to know that advice to grandchildren is usually wasted.
Harry S Truman
This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.
Agathon, from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are for loving in the present.
Barbara de Angelis
Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Dr. Dale E. Turne
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
We do not live to extenuate the miseries of the past nor to accept as incurable those of the present.
Fairfield Osborne
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show you a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass. The only men who are past the danger of making mistakes are the men who sleep at Greenwood.
H. L. Wayland
Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
Cicero
Life is divided into three terms - That which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.
William Wordsworth
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Wayne W Dye
Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I think we agree, the past is over.
George W. Bush, On his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000
It might be said that Lord Rosebery outlived his future by ten years and his past by more than twenty.
Sir Winston Churchill
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
Jim Bishop
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Robert Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazurus Long
He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
George Orwell
To mourn a mischief that is past and gone Is the next way to draw new mischief on.
William Shakespeare
Past and to come seem best things present worst.
Mary Bertone
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - - which seldom happens to us.
La Bruyere
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it for tomorrow is not, until today is past.
Sophocles
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration.
Jawahar Lal Neheru
To live in the past or in the future may be less satisfying than to live in the present, but it can never be as disillusioning.
R. D. Laing
Never let a stain from the past put a mark on your future.
Jillian Graham, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul