Past Quotes

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
Lyndon B. Johnson, December 13, 1963
Marcus aurelius antoninus - deem not life a thing of consequence. for look at...

Charles augustus lindbergh, jr. - life is a culmination of the past, an awareness...
Trust no future, however pleasant Let the dead past bury its dead Act, - Act in the living Present Heart within and God overhead.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Alan Watts

The past is the tomorrow that got away.
Leonard L. Levinson
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
George Eliot
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Gerald jampolsky - forgiveness means letting go of the past....
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 farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Isabelle Eberhardt
This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.
Agathon, from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present and keep the promise to posterity.
Harold J. Seymore
The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
Israel Zangwill
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are for loving in the present.
Barbara de Angelis
Danger past, God forgotten.
Scottish Prove
Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
Kathleen Norris, O Magazine, January 2004
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
One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.
Michael Cibenko
I must not fear. Fear is the mind - Killer. Fear is the little - Death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, "Dune".
Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ken Lancaste
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
This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
Jean De La Bruyere
To break a promise is to deny the reality of the past Therefore it is to deny the hope of a real future....
Ursala Lequin
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
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Soren Kierkegaard
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future.
Euripides
We can pay our debt to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.
John Buchan
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Coope
It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
Elizabeth II
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.
Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
Madame Chiang
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
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future.
Euripides, Phrixus
As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak she gave me a younger brother named Russel, who taught me what was meant by survival of the fittest.
Bill Cosby
Virtue extends our days he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis