Past quotes mentioned here will bring back a few fond (and not-so-fond) memories. Read the following famous history quotations and sayings to know more.

Past Quotes

Past does not only rake out skeletons from the cupboard. Past also brings back happy recollections. Those times do not rewind themselves and we do not get to relive those moments again. But they remain in the corner of our minds and we think about the days that have passed us by in order to cheer ourselves up later on. History teaches an individual an awful lot, the experience and the maturity that develops with age comes only much later. Read the famous quotations on history and past to know more.

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.

- Donald Trump

Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.

- John Dewey

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.

- Herbert Hoover

I think people in general have neglected to learn about history.

- Maynard James Keenan

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.

- Blaise Pascal

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.

- Fidel Castro

I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future.

- Dan Quayle

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

In my early days, I was eager to learn and to do things, and therefore I learned quickly.

- Sitting Bull

My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.

- Thomas Hardy

A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.

- Elizabeth I

The past cannot be cured.

- Elizabeth I

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.

- John Locke

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

- Anatole France

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.

- Kevin Smith

Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.

- Aldous Huxley

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.

- G. H. Hardy

I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it.

- Neil Gaiman

Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.

- Horace

There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.

- Lou Gehrig

During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered.

- Andy Warhol

Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.

- A. J. P. Taylor

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.

- Ralph Ellison

I been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone.

- Willie Nelson

This isn't meant to last. This is for right now.

- Trent Reznor

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

- Alan Watts

The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.

- Alan Watts

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

- Patrick Henry

I know no way of judging the future but by the past.

- Patrick Henry

Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises.

- Margaret Sanger

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

- Andre Gide

We need not destroy the past. It is gone..

- John Cage

You can't undo the past... but you can certainly not repeat it.

- Bruce Willis

The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.

- William Morris

We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.

- Charles Bukowski

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.

- Corrie ten Boom

Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid. When I was 8 years old I started doing it, and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books.

- David Copperfield

I never knew I'd be in a musical, let alone win an award for one.

- Nicole Kidman

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