Sunday, 6 October 2013

Past - Quotes

A good knowledge of things past is an armour against events to come. - Edward Counsel

All the past is not worth one today. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

All the strange, checkered past seems to crowd upon my mind. - Abraham Lincoln

All tradition is merely the past. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Do not let the past hold you back. Your past is always going to be the way it was. Stop trying to change it. - Unknown

Don’t use your past as an excuse as to why you are bitter. Use your past as a reason as to why you are better. - Shari Alyse

Dwelling on the past only blinds you to the future. - Andrew Boyd

Forget the past: it is dead and gone. Live for the future; it is alive and full of potential. - Unknown

From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future. - John Quincy Adams

Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past. - James Joyce

How easy it is to destroy the past and how difficult to forget it. - Jeanette Winterson

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past. - Virginia Woolf

I have put off the past like a worn-out cloak. - Robert E. Howard

If the past has taught us anything it is that every cause brings its effect, every action  has a consequence. - Unknown

If you could not accept the past and its burden there was no future, for without one there cannot be the other ... for only out of the past can you make the future. - Robert Penn Warren

It is discouraging to leave the past behind only to see it coming toward you like the thunderstorm which drenched you yesterday. - William H. Gass

It is only by making the past alive again for a person that a true growth in the present is facilitated. If the past is cut off, the future does not exist. - Alexander Lowen

It is yesterday that makes tomorrow so sad. - Austin O’Malley

It isn't a matter of forgetting. What one has to learn is how to remember and yet be free of the past. - Aldous Huxley

It's in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present. - Charles Dickens

Learn from the past; never use it as an anchor. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Let us not burden our remembrances with a heaviness that is gone. - Unknown

Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now. - Christopher Paolini

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too. - Marcus Aurelius

Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Most people hold onto the past; Only those who can appreciate what they have now live fully. - Unknown

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me. - Steve Maraboli

Never be a prisoner of your past, it was just a lesson, not a life sentence. - Unknown

Never live on past glory or think that you can always repeat outstanding results. Time moves on and changes everything. - Unknown

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. - Doug Larson

Not heaven itself upon the past has power; but what has been, has been, and I have had my hour. - John Dryen

Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it. - Nabokov

Once lived the past has very little value. And yet we carry its lifeless body into all future moments, allowing it to crush us with its weight. - Don Miguel Ruiz

One must always maintain ones connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. - Gaston Bachelard

Our most merciless enemy is our past. - Maxim Gorky

Pain makes you stronger. Tears makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser. So thank the past for a better future. - Unknown

Ruminating about the past is like trying to drive backward to undo a car accident. - Julie A, M. A. Ross and Judy Corcoran

Sometimes the past is something you just can’t let go of. And sometimes the past is something we’ll do anything to forget. And sometimes we learn something new about the past that changes everything we know about the present. - Meredith Grey

Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future. - Jim Rohn

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you cannot go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches. - Unknown

The past cannot be changed, but the future is yet in your grasp. - Unknown

The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited or erased. It can only be accepted. - Unknown

The past should be a springboard, not a hammock. - Ivern Ball

To refuse to let go of the past is to deny the natural process of change that is a function of every living organism. - Jerry Greenwald 

We can deny the past, but we can’t escape its torment because the past is a speaking shallow that keeps pace with the truth of what we are, step for step, until we die. - Gregory D. Roberts

We need not destroy the past. It is gone. - John Cage

With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man’s past is not simply a dead history, an outworn preparation of the present: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavours and the tinglings of a merited shame. - George Eliot

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