Past Quotes

Our mistakes from the past are just that: mistakes. And they were necessary to make in order to become the wiser person we became.

Bill Maher

Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months.

Oren Arnold

Christmas is the time for looking ahead courageously through the gates of the swiftly approaching new year ... of resolving that the coming months will reflect a kinder, more forgiving and less heedless person than mirrored in the past.

Ellen V. Morgan

Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.

Gladys Tabor

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.

Ethel Barrymore

Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain

Robert Browning

A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.

Eric Hoffer

The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.

Joseph Conrad

In this great future, you canít forget your past

Bob Marley

Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?

John Leonard

The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess

James Thurber

Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future

John Ruskin

Study the past if you would divine the future

Confucius

It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give up. I cannot despair. There's a whole future, generations to come. I have to keep trying.

King Hussein

People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it.

Sparky Anderson

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future.

Ian Wilson

There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now

Eugene O'Neill

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.

Ayn Rand

Creation is all space, all time - all things past, present, and future.

Matthew Fox

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

Your future takes precedence over your past. Focus on your future, rather than on the past.

Gary Ryan Blair

The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.

John Sladek

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