Past Quotes

Henry wadsworth longfellow - trust no future, however pleasant let the dead...
Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.
Sir William Osle

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
Edward hallet carr, was ist geschichte?, s. 54 - geschichte ist... ein dialog zwischen gegenwart...
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
Jean De La Bruyere
Israel zangwill - the past: our cradle, not our prison; there is...

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
Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.
Robert Benchley
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Maya Angelou
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - - And in fact we have forgotten.
Euripides
We can pay our debt to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.
John Buchan
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
Laurence J. Pete
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are for loving in the present.
Barbara de Angelis
To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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
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
Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ken Lancaste
The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
Charles R. Swindoll
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
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
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
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - - which seldom happens to us.
La Bruyere
It might be said that Lord Rosebery outlived his future by ten years and his past by more than twenty.
Sir Winston Churchill
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
Dante, The Divine Comedy
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
Jeseph Joubert
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future.
Euripides, Phrixus
This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.
Agathon, from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
Throwing a fastball to Henry Aaron is like trying to sneak the sun past a rooster.
Curt Simmons
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
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
I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, cattle, barns, and farming tools, for these are more easily acquired than gotten rid of. Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labour in.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Nothing in all the world is so nonsensical and contradictory, save mortals, that is, who live in the grip of the superstitions of the past.
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
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
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
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
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Gerald Jampolsky
An election is a bet on the future, not a popularity test of the past.
James Barrett Scotty Reston
Study the past if you would define the future.
Confucius
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
Lewis Mumford
When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration.
Jawahar Lal Neheru