Past Quotes and Sayings

A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.
Robert A. Heinlein

There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present.
James Joyce

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
Bob Hope

People only love to bring up your past when they’re threatened by your present.

Nothing we do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future.
Ashleigh Brilliant

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Denis Waitley

Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on, or a motivating factor to act upon.
Denis Waitley

The past does not equal the future.
Tony Robbins

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

What is the past but what we choose to remember?
Amy Tan


Rather than wasting time on yesterday that is gone, it is better to invest your time in tomorrow that is not yet born.

Submitted by: RVM

Dear Past, thank you for all the lessons.
Dear Future, I am ready!

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

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

You can’t start the next chapter if you keep re-reading the last one.

You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk.
– Louise Smith

Accept your past without regrets, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear.

Just because the past taps you on the shoulders, doesn’t mean you have to look back.

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

Don’t look back with regret, look forward with Hope.

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