Past Quotes

Jawahar lal neheru - when the present is full of gloom, the past...
Memory is a giggling sprite and will not be tamed. She takes flight the moment the present becomes the past.
Real Live Preacher, weblog, 04 - 29 - 04

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it.
La Rochefoucauld
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past can be changed.
Oprah Winfrey
Sir walter scott - look back, and smile on perils past....
Four things come not back - - The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Prove

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson
We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
Lyndon B. Johnson, December 13, 1963
I know of no way to judge the future but by the past.
Patrick Henry
Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show you a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass. The only men who are past the danger of making mistakes are the men who sleep at Greenwood.
H. L. Wayland
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
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 past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
Edward Thomas, Poems (1917) "Early One Morning".
It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past...
Mikhail Gorbachev, (1988)
To live in the past or in the future may be less satisfying than to live in the present, but it can never be as disillusioning.
R. D. Laing