Past Quotes

It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
Elizabeth II
Thich nhat hanh - life can be found only in the present moment. the...

Carl sandburg, cornhuskers (1918)
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
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
Eric Hoffe

Rash indeed is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it for tomorrow is not, until today is past.
Sophocles
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
H. g. wells - the past is but the past of a beginning....
Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.
Sir William Osle
History repeats itself and history never repeats itself are about equally trueWe never know enough about the infinitely complex circumstances of any past event to prophesy the future by analogy.
George Macaulay Trevelyan
If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.
Russell Hoban
Heal the past, Live the present, Dream the future.
Unknown
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Denis Watley
Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ken Lancaste
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Gerald Jampolsky
I have made good judgements in the Past. I have made good judgements in the Future.
Dan Quayle
The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven.
Orson Scott Card, Xenocide
It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past.
George Steine
When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration.
Jawahar Lal Neheru
Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what happened, but of what men believe happened.
Gerald W. Johnston
This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
This only is denied to God the power to undo the past.
Agathon
God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
Samuel Butle
In short, the building becomes a theatrical demonstration of its functional ideal. In this romanticism, High - Tech architecture is, of course, no different in spirit - If totally different in form - From all the romantic architecture of the past.
Dan Cruickshank
Virtue extends our days: he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Epigrams
The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.
Sam Ervin
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
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol
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
I think we agree, the past is over.
George W. Bush, On his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.
Arthur Wing Pinero
The mind of man is capable of anything - - Because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.
Joseph Conrad
The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Isabelle Eberhardt
Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
Kathleen Norris, O Magazine, January 2004
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - - which seldom happens to us.
La Bruyere
Remember your past mistakes just long enough to profit by them.
Dan McKinnon
Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville