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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.

Narendra Modi

I don't carry the burden of the past or the madness of the future. I live in the present.

Robert Kardashian

The past relationship with Simpson no longer exists, and my views on that subject have already been expressed.

Zayn Malik

I'm a massive fan of Drake, and we walked right past him. He's too cool to be clapping One Direction though.

Milana Vayntrub

I think a lot of Americans forget that they are not originally from here, that somebody in their past was a refugee.

William Wordsworth

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.

William Morris

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

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.

Cameron Diaz

I did all my heavy partying before I turned sixteen.

I told my mom, 'I'm not buying another magazine until I can get past this thought of looking like the girl on the cover'. She said, "Miley, you are the girl on the cover,' and I was, like, 'I know, but I don't feel like that girl every day.' You can't always feel perfect.

Omar Khayyam

There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.

Steven Wright

Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.

John F. Kennedy

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.

Elizabeth I

The past cannot be cured.

Golda Meir

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

Pat Morita

I don't know of any other creature on earth other than man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some painful experience in the past.

Gautama Buddha

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Zora Neale Hurston

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Alan Watts

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.

Carl Sandburg

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.

John F. Kennedy

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

Drew Barrymore

I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I'm actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.

Oscar Wilde

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

Virginia Woolf

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.

Dan Quayle

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

Alexis de Tocqueville

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.

Conor McGregor

I'm not going to get somewhere and say, 'OK, I'm done.' Success is never final; I'll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I'm going to the stars and then past them.

Stars Success
Napoleon Bonaparte

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Oscar Pistorius

I have run two Olympic 'A' standard times over the past 12 months and with the time I ran at the African Championships last week I know my speed and fitness are constantly improving so that I will peak in time for the Olympics.

I'm at peace with myself and where I am. In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing. I wasn't competitive, I was comparative. I just wanted to be where everybody else was. Now I've gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore.

Charles Dickens

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Vladimir Nabokov

Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.

Robert Kardashian

Who wants their life and everything they have done for the past 25 years dragged in front of the American public?

Blaise Pascal

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.

Les Brown

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.

John F. Kennedy

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

We deal here with the right of all of our children, whatever their race, to an equal start in life and to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens. Those children who have been denied that right in the past deserve better than to see fences thrown up to deny them that right in the future.

Jurnee Smollett

Everyone has a past, but I try not to let that affect the way I see them; I want to get to know who they are today.

George Santayana

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Dwayne Johnson

I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today.

Prince

I don't talk about the past.

Courtney Love

Much of my high-jinx have been drug-related. When you're under 30, whatever, but once you're past 40 it's just ugly.

Camille Paglia

Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?

Elizabeth I

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

Daniel Radcliffe

There's no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that's been the realization of the past few years for me.

The older supermodels sometimes don't agree with the fact there is a new generation of models. We're not saying we're supermodels. I'd rather people look at us as businesspeople, and, yes, modeling is our business right now, but we're not trying to take anybody's spot, and we're not trying to discredit the past.

Pearl S. Buck

One faces the future with one's past.

Donald Trump

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

Bob Marley

In this bright future you can't forget your past.

Soren Kierkegaard

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Perhaps it has been too uncomfortable for those with vested interests to acknowledge, but we have spent the best part of the past century enthusiastically testing the world to utter destruction; not looking closely enough at the long-term impact our actions will have.

Cher

Some years I'm the coolest thing that ever happened, and then the next year everyone's so over me, and I'm just so past my sell date.

John Maynard Keynes

I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.

George Eliot

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.

Erich Fromm

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.

I don't feel like a very nostalgic person. I think about the past much more clinically. When I look back and wonder, 'Why was I doing that? Was it a waste of time?' I don't beat myself up. Instead, I say, 'I'm so glad I did that, because now I really know what matters to me.'

Emilia Clarke

I'd give my right arm to be, like, a random extra on 'Girls,' just to walk past one of the scenarios. I'd love that more than anything.

Dan Quayle

It's a question of whether we're going to go forward into the future, or past to the back.

Victor Hugo

What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.

Linda Evans

I never saved my money. Whenever I worked in the past, I would spend it on my family or my husbands.

John Milton

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.

Terri Guillemets

I don't think I could have written what I did any earlier.

Sylvester Stallone

I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.

Mac Davis

Elvis was just like a big old kid. It was like he never got past 19, I don't think, in a lotta ways.

Sophia Bush

Your body tells you what it needs, and if you sleep past your alarm on a Saturday morning, it's probably because you need the sleep.

Sleep Morning
Maya Angelou

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.

Honoré de Balzac

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

Mariah Carey

I hope to be around past the 90's. I don't want to just be categorized as one of this era. My goal is to have a career that stands.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.

Queen Elizabeth II

To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.

Scarlett Johansson

There's no such thing as an aura of mystery anymore. It doesn't exist. That's a thing of the past.

Kylie Jenner

I'm scared of the day I turn 19. I really don't want to grow past 18.

Frederick Douglass

America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.

Walter Scott

Look back, and smile on perils past.

William Lyon Phelps

A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.

Birds Flying
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.

Gareth Bale

I probably prefer Spanish football to the others. It's very technical, the way they play; they keep the ball well, and whenever Spurs have played against Spanish teams in the past, they've always made it difficult for us.

Virat Kohli

In the game of cricket, a hero is a person who respects the game and does not corrupt the game. The one who doesn't or corrupts the game, they are the villain. They should be punished, and they have been punished in the past.

Jennifer Lawrence

I get photographers hiding in my bushes. We're way past autographs. We're into being stalked and followed.

Amy Winehouse

I write songs about stuff that I can't really get past personally - and then I write a song about it and I feel better.

George Santayana

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.

Charlie Sheen

I just don't want to live like I used to. And at some point, I'm going to put a gag order on myself in terms of talking about the past. I've got to slam the door and deal with the present and the future.

George Harrison

I wanted to collaborate with someone, but it had to be someone I could work with and who wouldn't disrespect my past.

Laurence J. Peter

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.

Nelson Mandela

Forget the past.

Paris Hilton

I don't like parties past 2 am. Then it's all losers and weirdos.

Patrick Swayze

If you live through the initial stage of fame and get past it, and remember thats not who you are. If you live past that, then you have a hope of maybe learning how to spell the word artist.

Frederick Douglass

We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.

Stephen Hawking

The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.

Robert Redford

Never revisit the past, that's dangerous. You know, move on.

Warren Buffett

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.

Abraham Lincoln

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

There's not a Sunday that goes past that I'm not excited to play this game. I feel as if I'm a lucky individual to have the opportunity to play this game, and when I do have the opportunity to finally play, you can bet your last dollar I will be excited to play.

Sonia Sotomayor

You know, failure hurts. Any kind of failure stings. If you live in the sting, you will - undoubtedly - fail. My way of getting past the sting is to say no, I'm just not going to let this get me down.

Charles Dickens

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.

James M. Barrie

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.

Denis Waitley

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Luis Suarez

I think all the bad things I have been through are in the past. I believe I am on the right path now, dealing with the people who can help me, the right kind of people.

George Bernard Shaw

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.