Past Quotes

Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue.
Demosthenes, First Olynthiac
Jillian graham, chicken soup for the preteen soul - never let a stain from the past put a mark on...

A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
Sidney J. Harris
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha
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
Alfred north whitehead - the only use of a knowledge of the past is to...

Throwing a fastball to Henry Aaron is like trying to sneak the sun past a rooster.
Curt Simmons
This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Francois de la rochefoucauld - philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and...
Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are for loving in the present.
Barbara de Angelis
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol
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 that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
Bertrand Russell
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
Most people live ninety percent in the past, seven percent in the present, and that only leaves three percent for the future.
John Steinbeck, The Winter of our Discontent
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Gerald Jampolsky
The present is a rope stretched over the past. The secret to walking it is, you never look down.
Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Maya Angelou
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
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
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens
Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.
Harry S Truman
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
L. P. Hartley, The Go - Between
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Be positive in addressing the envelope to your future, For enclosed are your efforts from the past. Be certain of the postage and double check what class.
Unknown
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
God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
Samuel Butle
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
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
We can pay our debt to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.
John Buchan
You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke
Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent.
Krishnamurti
We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
Lyndon B. Johnson, December 13, 1963
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
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
Dante, The Divine Comedy
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
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Robert Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazurus Long
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it.
La Rochefoucauld