Past Quotes

The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

In the past, I always used to be looking for answers. Today, I know there are only questions. So I just live.

Sarah Brightman

Tonight you will be visited by three spirits, the ghosts of indictment past, present and future. They will teach you the true meaning of 'you are still a scumbag criminal.

Jim Butcher

A revolution is not a trail of roses. A revolution is a fight to the death between the future and the past.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

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

Herbert Eugene Caen

Enduring echoes call out from his past. Time ain't for saving, no time's not for that. Chasing false echoes like a lost legionnaire, He waltzes on memories while he fades like a flare.

James William "Jimmy" Buffett

We are all our own graveyards I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we're healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived; and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present.

Clive Barker

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

A mothers happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Honor de Balzac

Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future.

Li Yaotang

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

Barbara De Angelis

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!

Edward Payson Powell

The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.

Amy Bloom

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