Past Quotes and Sayings

Don’t look at the past, you won’t be able to go back there anyway.

Submitted by: Keiko on July 31, 2008

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
– Tryon Edwards

People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn’t.
– Christopher Paolini

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.

Submitted by: Abdulkarim Msangi on September 8, 2009

The past is only the past…you will always have the memories, but you do eventually have to let go no matter how hard you want to hang on.

Submitted by: Samantha on September 17, 2009

Don’t judge me by my past. I’m not in the past anymore. Accept me for who I am because this is me today.

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde

Your past doesn’t define who you are. It just gives you the starting point for who you’re going to be.

Submitted by: Ben on March 18, 2014

Time stands still when no one understands you & you don’t quite understand yourself.
today didn’t have to be this way, tomorrow is another day, another chance to make things right.

Submitted by: Myranda. on June 6, 2008

Whats done is done, and cannot be undone, so why bother wishing you could have done this, or didn’t do that. Just learn from what happened and move on, for in the end, its all we can do.

Submitted by: oneIN7billon on April 20, 2010

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
– George Orwell

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

One reason God created time was so that there would be a place to bury the failures of the past.


The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
– Barbara de Angelis

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.
– Thomas S. Monson

Dont live by the past when there is present.

Submitted by: binin khoshnaw on December 8, 2007

You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.

The past does not equal the future.
Tony Robbins

I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
– Herb Caen

Don’t let your life be a tape recorder of the misery of the past. You can do nothing about the past.

Submitted by: RVM on February 22, 2015

Don’t look back at the past unless you wanna go there..

Submitted by: Jenna on June 9, 2008

It was a different stage of my life.
It was composed of everything that’s opposite.
However, it happened.
Therefore now I conclude,
that I can use the past as a tool
to help me guide a better future.
Now my future depends on my present.

Submitted by: foxy1882 on March 29, 2009

Learn in the past, move on to the future.

Submitted by: mei mei on August 6, 2008

Don’t let your past dictate your future, but let it be part of who you become.

Submitted by: Crissie-sxm on June 11, 2009

Dwelling on the past only makes it worse and worrying about the future just makes the present pointless.
As time goes by you forget things you wanna remember and remember things that you wanna forget.
Once you start to worry time persists but you’re still stuck on the past.

Submitted by: Alyse Scott on January 11, 2009

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Henry David Thoreau

Forget your past, forgive yourself and begin again.

The past is only something that holds you back from succeeding in your future.

Submitted by: James Hochstetler on February 26, 2009

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