Past Quotes

I'm keeping an eye on the future, an eye on the past, and the present in my pocket.

Brandon Boyd

In the past there was a difference between the conditions in which Hizballah operated in Lebanon and the conditions of resistance operated in Palestine.

Ahmed Yassin

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.

William Durant

Simpletons talk of the past, wise men of the present, and fools of the future.

Napolon Bonaparte

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

Barbara De Angelis

Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.

Frederick Henry Hedge

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.

Lord Byron

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear, and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Water is finite and we have not done a great job of managing it in the past.

Sandra Postel

There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.

Oscar Wilde

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!

Owens Lee Pomeroy

The past is for learning from and letting go. You can't revisit it. It vanishes.

Adele Parks

A society that has made nostalgia a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.

Christopher Lasch

Imagination is nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshot of reality.

Cyril Connolly

Nostalgia paints a smile on the stony face of the past.

Mason Cooley

What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.

Don Marquis

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

Niccolò Machiavelli

The fact is you can't escape the past by moving on, it just moves with you.

Fabian Black

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Mad is the man who is forever gritting his teeth against that granite block, complete and changeless, of the past.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.

H. G. Wells

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.

Jacques Barzun

As we transcend our past in the things we do, we also become who we can be. Thus creativity is those attitudes by which we fulfil ourselves.

John G. Young

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