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

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

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

Sarah Brightman

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

We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year, dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and more cynical than at any point in modern time.

Robert Teeter

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

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect.

Unknown

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past.

Robertson Davies

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

Amy Bloom

You can't cling to the past. Too many different things are coming into the world.

Nat (King) Cole

The Senate and the country need Senators of courage who are prepared to make their mark on history by standing with past profiles in courage, and defending not party, not partisanship, but defending principle and democracy itself.

John Kerry

In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time; the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.

Thomas Carlyle

As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be foundin himself.

Erich Fromm

We need not destroy the past. It is gone.

John Milton Cage Jr.

This is the makeup process. Ive been here since half past five this morning. So would you say youre bringing out a beauty thats already there? How does it work? How do we hide the bald patch?

Derren Victor Brown

Power is better than revenge. Power is a live thing, by which you reach out to grasp the future. Revenge is a dead thing, reaching out from the past to grasp you.

Lois McMaster Bujold

You won't feel under-dressed when with your naked heart you come to me, for mine is past the point to dress for company.

Vanna Bonta

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