Past Quotes and Sayings - Page 9
The past is only the future with the lights on.
The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.
– Wendell Berry
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
– Leslie Poles Hartley
One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
– Gaston Bachelard
Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?
– Brian Tracy
I think that we honor ourselves by honoring our past.
You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.
I don’t think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
– W. Somerset Maugham
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
– Barbara De Angelis
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
– Tryon Edwards
There is a way to look at the past. Don’t hide from it. It will not catch you- if you don’t repeat it.
– Pearl Bailey
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
– George Orwell
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
– Oscar Wilde
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
– Warren Buffett
The past is a work of art, free of irrelevancies and loose ends.
– Max Beerbohm
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
– Henry David Thoreau
No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are passed.
It’s in vain, Trot, to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present.
– David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Every past is worth condemning.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
To what a degree the same past can leave different marks- and especially admit of different interpretations.
– Andre Gide
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.
– Oscar Wilde
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
– Winston Churchill
We cannot let the past cloud our perception of the future.
– Karen Chikodroff
The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
– Albert Einstein