Past Quotes

The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Krishnamurti - without freedom from the past, there is no...

William wordsworth - the thought of our past years in me doth breed...
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie
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.
The Past Our cradle, not our prison there is danger as well as appeal in its glamor. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repitition.
Israel Zangwill

Forget the past and live the present hour.
Sarah Knowles Bolton
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Never let the sense of past failure defeat your next step.
Oswald Chambers
Charles dickens - reflect on your present blessings, of which every...
The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects - - Making it possible to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
Susan Sontag
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
Thomas Carlyle
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
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future.
Euripides
Deem not life a thing of consequence. For look at the yawning void of the future, and at that other limitless space, the past.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
When God wants to speak and deal with us, he does not avail himself of an angel but of parents, or the pastor, or of our neighbor.
Martin Luthe
Living in the past is a dull and lonely business looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.
Edna Ferbe
The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven.
Orson Scott Card, Xenocide
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
Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and archive mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement, against that past.
George Steine
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
I Ching
There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided 1. That dear old soul2. That old woman3. That old witch.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future.
Frank Herbert, Dune
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
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
I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.
Arthur Wing Pinero
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
Lewis Mumford
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
Bertrand Russell
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
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana
Women with pasts interest men... they hope history will repeat itself.
Mae West
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling, Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal, Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.
George Du Maurie
This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Study the past if you would define the future.
Confucius
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.
The future is the past returning through another gate.
Arnold Glasgow