Past Quotes - Page 5

Your past is important but it is not nearly as important to your present as the way you see your future.
– Tony Campolo

He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life in remembering the past.
– Henry David Thoreau

We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
– Joseph Joubert

In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
– John F. Kennedy

God cannot alter the past, that is why he is obliged to connive at the existence of historians.
– Samuel Butler

He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past,controls the future.
– George Orwell

I look back on my life like a good day’s work; it was done and I am satisfied with it.
– Anna Mary Robertson Moses

By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.
– Jack Dempsey

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

There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now.
– Eugene O’Neill

In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice.
– Winston Churchill

People who try to predict the future are trying to gain control over their past.
– Anonymous

Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
– Euripides

It is one thing putting away the past, and quite another to tape its mouth shut.
– Liam Lacey

One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.
– Oscar Wilde

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

The old days were the old days. And they were great days. But now is now.
– Don Rickles

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
– A. Whitney Brown

For the majority of us, the past is a regret, the future an experiment.
– Mark Twain

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
– Paul Boese