Past Quotes

For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
Mae west - women with pasts interest men... they hope...

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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
It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past.
George Steine
We do not live to extenuate the miseries of the past nor to accept as incurable those of the present.
Fairfield Osborne

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
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - - which seldom happens to us.
La Bruyere
He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
George Orwell
Agathon - this only is denied to god the power to undo the...
The rest of the world is sweeping past us. The oil and gas of the Texas future is the well - Educated mind. But we are still worried about whether Midland can beat Odessa at football.
Mark White
An election is a bet on the future, not a popularity test of the past.
James Barrett Scotty Reston
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein
Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward - Your destiny - Are here and now.
Dag Hammarskjold, newpaper quote of the day
Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent.
Krishnamurti
Heal the past, Live the present, Dream the future.
Unknown
Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror.
Herb Brody
Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.
Charles E. Jefferson
The first recipe for happiness is Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Andr Maurois
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
Ronald Reagan
Remember your past mistakes just long enough to profit by them.
Dan McKinnon
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
Over the past ten years, for the first time, intelligence had become socially correct for girls.
Tom Wolfe, "Bonfire of the Vanities".
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Stephen Ambrose, in Fast Company
One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.
Anatole France
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Denis Watley
We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear - Brought experience.
George Washington
As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past. On Americans who avoided conscription during the Vietnam War, to Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Gerald R. Ford
My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver, Life and the Artistry of Change
We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
Madame Chiang
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
Virginia Woolf
It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
Elizabeth II
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
Dante, The Divine Comedy
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
Walt Whitman
The greatest lesson we can learn from the past... is that freedom is at the core of every successful nation in the world.
Frederick Chiluba
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
William Ralph Inge
To mature means to take responsibility for your life, to be on your own. Psychoanalysis fosters the infantile state by considering that the past is responsible for the illness.
Fritz Perls
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
J. Michael Straczynski
There has never been an age that did not applaud the past and lament the present.
Lillian Eichler Watson
Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ken Lancaste